General Hikes

 

Hikes are listed below, and you can also access our printable version of scheduled General Hikes.

 

 

Saturday August 11: Beaver Valley Section,
Falling Water Trail – Eugenia, Map 26, Falling Water Triangle Badge Series,

This 17 km shuttle hike will take approximately 5.5 hours and is at a medium pace over strenuous terrain. There is no dropout point.  There will be a refreshment/pub stop afterwards.
Depart: 9:00 a.m. Meet at the Beaver Valley Ski Club Lower Parking Area, east of km 76.5, located between the two bridges on Beaver Trail. We will then shuttle to the Hogg’s Falls Parking Lot Area.
GPS Coordinates: N 44.357382, W 80.543331.
Directions: From Hwy 10, turn east onto Grey County Rd 32 for 8.3 km, turn right onto Grey County Rd 30 for 3.5 km, then turn left onto Beaver Trail.
Hike Description: This is Hike Two in the Falling Water Series. We will hike south to north along the eastern section of the trail. All are welcome. If you plan to complete the two hikes, bring a self-addressed, stamped envelope and $5.00 to cover the cost of the badge. I will send the envelopes, a cheque and the log to the Beaver Valley Club.
Pre-register for the hike with the hike leader to arrange carpooling.
Hike Leader: Sandy Green sgreenhikes@gmail.com 416-317-3689 text or email preferred.

 

Saturday August 25: Iroquoia Section,
Rattlesnake Point, Map 11,
This 16 km loop hike will take approximately 5 hours and is at a medium pace over moderate terrain. There is no dropout point.
Depart: 9:00 a.m. Rattlesnake Point Conservation Area.
GPS Coordinates: N43 28.181′, W 079 54.849′.
Directions: Take Appleby Line from either Derry Road or Campbellville Road to the gate and park in the main parking lot.  In line with Halton Conservation policy an individual entry fee will need to be paid at the gate.
Hike Description: A loop hike where we will be using the Rattlesnake Point ST, the Leech Porter ST, the Canyon Bypass ST and Crawford Lake ST, all linked together by the Main Trail.  Dogs welcome but must be leashed and owners scoop the poop.
Hike Leader: Robert Humphreys walk2tobermory@gmail.com 226-749-1795.

 

Saturday September 8: Dufferin Hi-Land Section,
Lavender, Map 21, Walking Wounded: End to End #1,
This 11 km shuttle hike will take approximately 4 hours and is at a leisurely pace over moderate terrain. There is no dropout point.
Depart: 9:00 a.m. Super Burger at Highway 10 and Highway 89 at Primrose. We will meet and share instructions for the car shuttle.
Directions: Highway 10 north through Orangeville to Primrose. We will meet on the north west corner.
Hike Description:  We are doing a slower paced end to end of this section. It will be a series of 5 hikes over fall, ending before the snow flies I hope. This is a lovely time to hike, no bugs, cooler temperatures and  hopefully lovely autumn  colours along the trail. Join us for one hike or the complete end to end.
Hike Leader: Lynn McFerran lynnm@rogers.com   905-791-9156 call before 9:00p.m.

 

Saturday September 22: Dufferin Hi-Land Section,
Kilgorie Hill, Map 21-20, Walking Wounded: End to End #2,
This 10 km shuttle hike will take approximately 4 hours and is at a leisurely pace over moderate terrain. There is no dropout point.
Depart: 9:00 a.m. same meeting place as September 8th, Super Burger at Primrose, Highway 10/89.
Directions : Highway 10 north through Orangeville to Primrose. We will meet on the north west corner.
Hike Description:  This second hike has a couple of rather hilly areas. Be prepared: hiking poles may well come in handy. We will have lots of breaks along the trail. Bring lots of water. Lunch will be along the trail.
Hike Leader: Lynn McFerran lynnm@rogers.com   905-791-9156 call before 9:00 p.m.

 

Sunday September 23, Toronto Section,
Speyside, Map 12,

This 10 km loop hike will take approximately 3 hours and is at a medium pace over moderate terrain. There is no dropout point. There will be a refreshment/pub stop afterwards.
Depart: 9:30 a.m. Limehouse Conservation Area – west of km 20.4 at the baseball diamonds. Access from the Fifth Line, just southeast of the village of Limehouse.
GPS Coordinates: 43.632448, -79.973355
Directions: From Georgetown, take Hwy 7, turn left onto 22 Side Road, turn left onto 5th Line, turn left to enter the parking area.
Hike Description: Celebrate the first full day of fall with a beautiful hike along parts of the main Trail and the Canada Goose Side Trail. Bring your choice of hydration and snacks or lunch. Hiking boots are recommended. Pre-register with the hike leader.
Hike Leader: Sandy Green sgreenhikes@gmail.com 416-317-3689 email or text preferred.

 

Thursday October 11: Dufferin Hi-Land,
Mono Cliffs, Map 19, Fall Colours Photography Hike,
Moderate, 8km -10km, photography hike on hilly terrain at slow to medium pace with stops to photograph fall colours and scenery. A loop hike with no dropouts. Hiking boots strongly recommended. Bring a drink and snacks.
Depart: 9:30 a.m. from roadside parking on 2nd Line Mono at entrance to Mono Cliffs Provincial Park.
Directions: Take Hwy 10 north to Dufferin Road 8, about 10 km north of Orangeville. Follow Road 8 to Mono Centre, then continue north on the 2nd Line to the end of the road. Please park on the east shoulder of the road.
GPS coordinates: N 44º 02.478’, W 080º 04.556’ .
Hike Description: A scenic photo hike around the loops of the Mono Cliffs Provincial Park, including McCarston`s Lake and, if time and conditions permit, the South Outlier. We will have ample opportunity to photograph the fall colours, see a variety of forest types and geological features, and with excellent views from lookout points. Bring a camera and a tripod or monopod. Refreshments afterwards. Please register beforehand with Hamish so he can contact you in case of inclement weather.
Leader: Hamish Duthie 519-822-8686 evenings, or hduthie@uwaterloo.ca

 

Saturday October 13: Dufferin Hi-Land Section,
Pine River, Map 20, Walking Wounded: End to End #3,

This 11 km shuttle hike will take approximately 4.5 hours and is at a leisurely pace over moderate terrain. There is no dropout point.
Depart: 9:00 a.m. Super Burger North west corner of Highway 10 / 89. We will share the car shuttle directions. Car shuttles in the Dufferin Section can be time consuming.
Directions: Highway 10 north through Orangeville to Primrose. We will meet on the north west corner.
Hike Description:  This part of the trail has some road walking then we will be walking another of the Friendship Trails- Bibbulmun Track. Lots of nice views and hills today.
Hike Leader: Lynn McFerran lynnm@rogers.com 905-791-9156 call before 9:00 p.m.

 

Saturday October 20, Toronto Section,
Hilton Falls, Map 11,12, Hike #1 Dave and Sally’s End to End  Toronto,

This 17 km shuttle hike will take approximately 6 hours and is at a medium pace over moderate terrain. There is no dropout point. No dogs please.
Depart: 9:30 a.m. Meet at km17.5, 4th Line, to park cars and shuttle back to km 0.0. Please arrive about 15 minutes early to register and organize the shuttle.
GPS Coordinates: N43.615163,W79.975157
Directions: From the south take 401 to Trafalgar Rd., Go north to 17 Sideroad in Georgetown, West on 17 sideroad to 4th Line, North on 4th Line approximately 1km.
Hike Description: This 17.5km hike will take approximately 6 hours. We will hike through Hilton Falls, Speyside and the Dufferin Quarry Bridge.
Pre-register for the hike with the hike leader by email or text.
Hike Leader: Sally Cohen salydave@sympatico.ca   6479606150 email or text.

 

Saturday October 20: Dufferin Hi-Land Section,
Boyne Valley, Map 20, Walking Wounded: End to End #4,
This 11 km shuttle hike will take approximately 4.5 hours and is at a leisurely pace over strenuous terrain. There is no dropout point.
Depart: 9:00 a.m. Super Burger North west corner of the highway at 10/89, Primrose. The instructions for our car shuttle with be shared before we head out.
Directions:  Highway 10 north through Orangeville to Primrose. We will meet on the north west corner.
Hike Description:  Today’s hike should be very scenic and a few hills and valleys to climb. The trail will take in the Murphy’s Pinnacle created over 12,000 years ago. There is a great view point there. Lots of water as you might just get thirsty climbing the valleys.
Hike Leader: Lynn McFerran lynnm@rogers.com 905-791-9156 call before 9:00 p.m.

 

Saturday October 27, Toronto Section,
Limehouse/Scotsdale Farm, Map 12,13, Hike # 2 Dave and Sally’s End 2 End Toronto,

This 19 km shuttle hike will take approximately 6 hours and is at a medium pace over moderate terrain. There is no dropout point. No dogs please.
Depart: 9:30 a.m. Meet at Silver Creek Conservation Centre at the corner of 27 Sideroad and Fallbrook Trail. We will shuttle cars back to km 17.5.
GPS Coordinates: N43.692615,W79.968433
Directions: Trafalgar Rd., East on 27 Sideroad.
Hike Description: We will hike from km 17.5, through Limehouse, Scotsdale Farm to Silver Creek. Please arrive 15 minutes early to register and organize the shuttle.
Pre-register for the hike with the hike leader.
Hike Leader: Sally Cohen salydave@sympatico.ca 6479606150 email or text.

 

Saturday October 27: Toronto Section,
Terra Cotta, Map 14,

This 13 km loop hike will take approximately 4 hours and is at a medium pace over moderate terrain. There is no dropout point. No dogs please. There will be a refreshment/pub stop afterwards.
Depart: 9:30 a.m. Tenth Line Regional Municipality of Halton by the Walking Fern Side Trail km 38.7 .
GPS Coordinates: N43.709749/W79.962893.
Directions: From north of Georgetown, take Hwy 7 to Trafalgar Rd/ #3 Hwy. towards Ballinafad. The road forks here, take the right fork. At the main intersection in the village of Ballinafad, turn right onto 32 Sideroad; turn right onto 10th. Line. Follow for about 2.5 km to parking area by Walking Fern Side Trail.
From Guelph/KW area: Take Hwy 124 east towards Erin. At the Traffic lights at Brisbane, turn right onto Trafalgar Rd. towards Ballinafad. Turn left at the main intersection in Ballinafad onto 32/42 Sideroad. Turn right onto 10th Line
Hike Description: Using the main trail and the Terra Cotta Side Trail and the Rockside Side Trail we will loop 13 km  through the Terra Cotta Forest Conservation area. A new section of the trail was opened in May. Bring water and snacks.
Pre-register with the hike leader.
Hike Leader: Doris Harper harpt7c@gmail.com 519-589-4114.

 

Saturday Nov 3, Toronto Section,
Terra Cotta, Map 13,14, Hike # 3 Dave and Sally’s End to End Toronto

This 13 km shuttle hike will take approximately 4.5 hours and is at a medium pace over moderate terrain. There is no dropout point.No dogs please.  There will be a refreshment/pub stop afterwards.
Depart: 9:30 a.m. Meet at the Spirit Tree Cidery at 1137 Boston Mills Rd. Park in the smaller parking lot east of the larger one. Please arrive 15 minutes early to register and organize the car shuffle.
GPS Coordinates: N43.757445,W79.946400
Directions: Take Highway 10 to Boston Mills Rd. and turn left until you arrive at the Spirit Tree Cidery.
Hike Description: We will hike from Silver Creek to Terra Cotta. We will continue for a few extra kilometres to the Badlands to complete the Toronto section. We will stop at Spirit Tree Cidery for some refreshments after the hike.
Pre-register for the hike with the hike leader by text or email.
Hike Leader: Sally Cohen salydave@sympatico.ca.

 

Saturday November 3: Dufferin Hi-Land Section, 
 Mono Cliffs, Map 19-20,  Walking Wounded: End to End #5,
This 13 km shuttle hike will take approximately 5 hours and is at a leisurely pace over moderate terrain. There is no dropout point. There will be a refreshment/pub stop afterwards.
Depart: 9:00 a.m. Today’s meeting place is different from the other 4 hikes. Take note. McDonald’s in Orangeville. .
Directions:  Drive north on Hwy 10 and Broadway Ave. in Orangeville. You can see the McDonald’s from the highway as you come up Hwy 10.
Hike Description:  This will be the final hike of this section.  We will be travelling south through  Mono Cliffs Provincial Park, with its interesting geological features. On a clear day you can see the CN Tower! Hikers completing their end to end will receive their badges at the finish of this hike or at the pub for a celebration.
Hike Leader: Lynn McFerran lynnm@rogers.com 905-791-9156 call before 9:00 p.m.

 

Sunday November 4, Caledon Hills Section,
Forks of the Credit, Map 15,

This 11 km loop hike will take approximately 3.5 hours and is at a medium pace over moderate terrain. There is no dropout point.  There will be a refreshment/pub stop afterwards.
Depart: 9:30 a.m. Roadside Parking – km 8.8 on the Forks of the Credit Road between Chisholm and Dominion Streets.
GPS Coordinates: 43.803809, -79.993002
Directions: From Hwy 10, turn west onto Forks of the Credit Road and drive to roadside parking on the right shoulder of the road.
Hike Description: As we hike along parts of the main Trail, the Cataract Side Trail, Meadow Trail, and Dorothy Medhurst Side Trail, we’ll observe Nature preparing for its change in seasons. Bring your choice of hydration and snacks or lunch. Hiking boots are recommended.
Pre-register with the hike leader.
Hike Leader: Sandy Green sgreenhikes@gmail.com 416-317-3689 email or text preferred.

 

Saturday November 10, Caledon Hills Section,
Hockley Valley, Map 18,

This 10 km loop hike will take approximately 4 hours and is at a leisurely pace over moderate terrain. There is no dropout point.  There will be a refreshment/pub stop afterwards.
Depart: 10:00 a.m. We will meet at the designated parking lot on Hockley Road, just East of the 2nd Line EHS which runs south from Hockley Road.
Directions: Take Hwy #10 or Airport Rd. to the Hockley Rd. which is north of Hwy #9.  The designated parking lot is approximately halfway between these 2 roads.
Hike Description: We will hike the Main Trail, the Glen Cross, and Isabel East Side Trails and the Tom East Side Trail.
Hike Leader: Louise  Carberry louise.carberry@rogers.com 905-216-7559.

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