General Hikes

 

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

 

Saturday May 27: Toronto Section, 
Hilton Falls & Speyside, Map 11 & 12,
This 19.2 km shuttle hike will take approximately 5.5 hours and is at a medium pace over strenuous terrain. There is no dropout point. No dogs please.
Depart: 9:00 a.m. Pear Tree parking lot, at km 11.2. We will shuttle to the parking lot on Sixth Line (km 9.2) which meets up with the Hilton Falls Side Trail. From there we will hike through Hilton Falls CA round to the main trail and back up to Speyside.
GPS Coordinates: N43 34.676′, W79 58.619′
Directions: Exit 401 at Milton, and take Highway 25 north to 15th Sideroad at Speyside.  Turn left, and the parking lot is 300 metres along on the left hand side.
Hike Description: A favourite BIG loop on a section of the Main Trail, plus the Hilton Falls ST and Al Shaw ST.  We will enjoy great views familiar to many of us and the opportunity to enjoy spring flowers including trilliums.  A long hike, hiking boots required, bring at least two litres of drinking water, a snack lunch and sunscreen.
Hike Leader: Bob Humphreys 519-883-1840 Weekdays between 7-10 pm. walk2tobermory@gmail.com

 

Sunday June 4, Caledon Hills Section,
Hockley Valley, Map 18,

This 11 km loop hike will take approximately 3.5 hours and is at a medium pace over easy terrain. There is no dropout point. There will be a refreshment/pub stop afterwards.
Depart: 9:30 a.m. Meet at the Bruce Trail parking lot located off the 7th Line immediately east of Airport Road.
GPS Coordinates: 43.960477/-79.979773.
Directions: From Airport Road turn east onto 7 Line EHS. The parking lot is immediately on the right.
Hike Description: Turn your walk into a hike. Join this scenic introductory hike to learn how to follow Bruce Trail blazes, basic trail etiquette, and tips to keep your body comfortable along the trail. Bring your choice of hydration and snacks or lunch. Hiking boots are always recommended, but running shoes are sufficient for this hike’s terrain.
Hike Leader: Sandy Green sgreenhikes@gmail.com 416-317-3689. Text or email preferred

 

Saturday June 24, Caledon Hills Section, 
Hockley Valley, Map 18,
Hike #5 of Canada’s 150 series,
This 12 km shuttle hike will take approximately 5 hours and is at a medium pace over moderate terrain. There is no dropout point. No dogs please.
Depart: 10:00 a.m. 7th Line parking near km 44.4 Map 18.
GPS Coordinates: Lat 43 57 37 Long 79 58 49. Directions: 7th Line meets Airport Rd about 2 km north of Hwy 9.
Hike Description: This is hike #5 of the Canada 150th series with 3 extra km at the beginning. We will do a car shuttle to 4th Line and hike back through the south Hockley Valley. Some hilly areas.
Hike Leader: Peter Leeney peter.leeney@utoronto.ca 905-301-4091.

 

Sunday June 25, Caledon Hills Section, 
Palgrave Forest North, Map 17,
This 10 km loop hike will take approximately 3 hours and is at a leisurely pace over easy terrain. There is no dropout point. No dogs please.
Depart: 10:00 a.m. Palgrave Forest parking lot on the south side of Finnerty SR.
GPS Coordinates: 43.960580-79.863394
Directions: Take Hwy 50 until just south of Hwy #9 (0.8km) then turn west onto Finnerty SR. Drive 750m to the Palgrave Forest parking lot on the south side of the road.
Hike Description: Enjoy a nice loop hike in the Palgrave Forest. This is a joint outing with the Oak Ridges Hiking club.
Hike Leader: Tessa Shelvey tjshelvey@yahoo.com 416-320-8555.

 

Saturday July 1, Caledon Hills Section, 
Glen Haffy, Map 17,
This 8 km loop hike will take approximately 3 hours and is at a leisurely pace over moderate terrain. There is no dropout point. No dogs please.
Depart: 10:00 a.m.  Roadside parking on Coolihan Sideroad.
Directions: From Hwy 7 go north on Airport Road to Town of Caledon East, then continue north about 9 km to Coolihan SR. Turn right on Coolihan for 2 km, then park on the road at intersection of Coolihan SR and Glen Haffy Rd.
Hike Description: Nice loop hike on trails around Glen Haffy.  Nice views, mostly in the forest.  This is a joint hike with the Oak Ridges hiking club.
Hike Leader: Tessa Shelvey tjshelvey@yahoo.com 416-320-8555.

 

Monday July 3, Caledon Hills Section, 
Hockley Valley, Map 18, This 10 km “there and back” hike will take approximately 4 hours and is at a leisurely pace over moderate terrain. There is no dropout point.
Depart: 10:30 a.m. Parking lot on the east side of 5th Line, EHS, just south of Hockley Rd.
Directions: Take Highway 10 north (north of Orangeville) to Hockley Valley Rd.  Right or east on Hockley Valley Rd about 9 km to 5th Line EHS.  Right or south on 5th Line EHS with an almost immediate left turn into the old cleared field parking lot on east side of 5th Line EHS.
Hike Description: Celebrate Canada Day with a hike on the Bruce Trail!  Moderate terrain with some steep sections.  We will hike south on the Hockley Heights Side Trail, the main Bruce Trail and loop back using the Griffin Side Trail, Glacier Valley Side Trail & Hemlock Ridge Side Trail.  Bring lunch for pleasant rest break along the trail.  Water essential.  Hiking boots helpful.  Immerse yourself in nature!
Hike leaders:  Janice McClelland & Don Blok janicedon86@gmail.com 519 833 7261.

 

Saturday July 8, Dufferin Hi-Land Section, 
Boyne Valley, Murphy’s Pinnacle & Mulmur Hills, Map 20,
This 15 km shuttle hike will take approximately 5 hours and is at a medium pace over strenuous terrain. There is no dropout point. No dogs please.
Depart: 9:00 a.m. Bruce Trail parking lot at km 29.4 in Dufferin Hi-Lands section.
GPS Coordinates: N44 08.898′, W80 07.107′
Directions: Take Hwy 10 north of Orangeville to Primrose, continue north on Prince of Wales Rd to County Road 17, turn right and follow for 2 km to 1st Line EHS, turn right again and follow for 400 metres to parking lot on LH side.
Hike Description: A mixture of main and side trails that provides scenic views from Murphy’s Pinnacle and across Mulmur Hills, a visit to the Enchanted Forest, potholes, and (possibly) orchids.  Does it get any better than this?  Bring sunscreen, insect repellent, a snack lunch and two litres of drinking water.
Hike Leader: Bob Humphreys walk2tobermory@gmail.com 519-883-1840 Weekdays between 7-10 p.m.

 

Saturday July 15, Dufferin Hi-Land Section, 
Mono Cliffs Provincial Park, Map 19,
This 13 km loop hike will take approximately 4 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. Meet at roadside parking on the 2nd Line EHS, north of 20 Sideroad.
GPS Coordinates: 44.041918/-80.0760024.
Directions: From Hwy 10, turn east onto Mono Centre Rd/Dufferin County Rd 8. Keep left to continue on 2nd Line E to end of road. Park on the right side.
Hike Description: Experience the delightfully diverse flora, fauna, and natural landscapes of Mono Cliffs Provincial Park. Bring your choice of hydration and snacks or lunch.
Hike Leader: Sandy Green sgreenhikes@gmail.com 416-317-3689 Text or email preferred

 

Saturday July 15, Toronto Section, 
Speyside, & Limehouse, Map 12,
This 15 km shuttle hike will take approximately 5 hours and is at a medium pace over moderate terrain. There is no dropout point. No dogs please.
Depart: 9:00 a.m. The pear tree parking lot at km 11.2 in Speyside.
GPS Coordinates: N43 34.676′, W79 58.619′
Directions: Take the 401 to Milton, turn north on Hwy 25 to the traffic light at Sideroad 15, turn left and follow for 300 metres to the pear tree parking lot on the left hand side.  From there we will car shuttle to the start and hike back.
Hike Description: An opportunity to enjoy the highlights of the Toronto section in high summer, taking in the Charles Hilderbrandt, Canada Goose, and Speyside side trails all linked together by the main trail.  Bring sunscreen, insect repellent, a snack lunch, and two litres of drinking water.
Hike Leader: Bob Humphreys walk2tobermory@gmail.com 519-883-1840 Weekdays between 7-10 pm.

 

Saturday July 22, Caledon Hills Section, 
Glen Haffy, Map 17,
Hike #3  in the Canada 150th series.
This 11 km shuttle hike will take approximately 4 hours and is at a medium pace over moderate terrain. There is no dropout point. No dogs please.
Depart: 10:00 am Map 17, km 33.8.
Directions: From Airport Rd take Finnerty Sideroad east for 1.5 km to roadside parking at Innis Lake Rd.
Hike Description: We will hike through the Glen Haffy conservation area. This is one of the series of five hikes put on by Caledon Hills Clubs to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday. See website for info about special badges.
Hike Leader: Peter Leeney peter.leeney@utoronto.ca 905-301-4091 before 10p.m.

 

Monday August 7, Caledon Hills Section, 
Hockley Valley & Glen Haffy, Map 17 & 18,
This 10 km “there and back” hike will take approximately 4 hours and is at a leisurely pace over moderate terrain. There is a dropout point after 5 km.
Depart: 10:30 a.m. Parking lot on the north side of 5 Side Road of Mono, at km 46.6 where the Trail crosses the road.
Directions: Take Airport Rd north.  About 3 km north of Highway 9, turn right or east on 5 Side Road, Mono, for about 0.5 km.  Parking lot is on your left on north side of 5 Side Rd.
Hike Description: Enjoy Civic Holiday with a hike along the Bruce Trail.  We start with a relatively easy 1.5 loop hike north, returning via Harmony Side Trail to Gosling Nature Reserve (Bruce Trail Conservancy protected land).  Then hike 2.7 km south along Bruce Trail to magnificent vista where we will break for lunch on the trail. Bring lunch for this perfect picnic spot.  Water essential.  Hiking boots helpful.  Sunscreen & hat recommended.  We continue south to more vistas on a portion of the Glen Haffy Side Trail then follow our breadcrumbs back to the cars – some “ups and downs”.
Hike Leaders:  Janice McClelland & Don Blok janicedon86@gmail.com 519 833 7261.

 

Saturday August 12, Iroquoia Section, 
Iroquoia, Waterdown, Map 9,
This 12 km shuttle hike will take approximately 4 hours and is at a medium pace over moderate terrain. There is no dropout point. No dogs please.
Depart: 9:00 a.m. At km 64.6 in Iroquoia section, on Old Guelph Road by the tunnel entrance.
GPS Coordinates: N43 18.449′, W79 54.700′
Directions: Take Hwy 6 south from Clappison’s Corners, take exit to York Road on right to Old Guelph Road, turn right and follow to parking area by the tunnel under Hwy 6.  From there we will shuttle to the start and hike back.
Hike Description: The classic hike through the middle of the Iroquoia section.  Lots of trees and our favourite scenery of Grindstone Creek are featured in this hike.  Bring sunscreen, insect repellent, a snack lunch and two litres of drinking water.
Hike Leader: Bob Humphreys walk2tobermory@gmail.com 519-883-1840 Weekdays between 7-10 pm.