General Hikes

 

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

 

Saturday May 19, Caledon Hills Section, 
Gosling Volunteer Forest, Map 18,   Kids Hike
This 2 km “there and back” kids hike will take 1 to 2 hours and is at a leisurely pace with multiple stops for games over hilly terrain.
Depart: 10 a.m. Meet at the Gosling Volunteer Forest Parking Lot located north of the Side Road 5.
Directions: From Airport Road turn east onto Side Road 5. The parking lot is 0.6 km east of Airport Road.
Hike Description: This is a kids hike with the trail elf Bruce geared towards families with kids ages 4 to 10. We will be hiking in slow pace while playing games, exploring along the trail and checking residents in the bluebird houses (not necessarily bluebirds!). The trail goes over the hilly terrain; therefore hiking boots or running shoes are required. Please bring water, a small snack and bug repellent. Adults must accompany kids on this hike.
Hike Leader: Kristina Zeromskiene kristina@kris-egis.com 289-231-8335.

 

Saturday May 19, Caledon Hills Section,
Hockley Valley, Map 18,
Canada 150 series,
This 12 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.
Depart: 10:00 a.m. from parking area near km 44.4 Map 18.
Directions: Take Airport Rd north. 7th Line is about 2 km north of Mono Mills (where Hwy 9 crosses Airport Rd).
Hike Description: This is hike #5 in the Canada 150 series with 3 extra km at the beginning. See Caledon Hills BTC website for information about how to obtain your Canada 150 badge. We will do a car shuttle from the meeting place to 4th Line and hike back through south Hockley Valley. Some hilly areas.
Hike Leader: Peter Leeney peter.leeney@utoronto.ca 905-822-1877.

 

Sunday May 20, Caledon Hills Section,
Forks of the Credit, Map 15,14,
Hike#4- Dave and Sally’s Caledon End to End,
This 18 km shuttle hike will take approximately 5 hours and is at a brisk pace over strenuous terrain. There is no dropout point. No dogs please.
Depart: 930 a.m. probably meet at the parking lot at Spirit Tree Estate Cidery (1137 Boston Mills Rd., Terra Cotta or on Boston Mills Rd. Will confirm exact place after you preregister with Sally. (Car shuffle to beginning of hike at the tunnel.)
GPS Coordinates: N 43.7584, W79.94301.
Directions: Spirit Tree Estate Cidery, 1137 Boston Mills Rd, Terra Cotta . Boston Mills is south of Forks of the Credit and Spirit Tree is just east of Mississauga Rd. Need to get permission to leave cars in the parking lot which I didn’t have at time of publication of this hike schedule. Confirm when you pre-register for the hike.
Hike Description: Hike from the tunnel on Escarpment Sideroad and Hwy. 10 through the Forks of the Credit and finish at Spirit Tree for a late lunch/celebration of completion of end to end. Some challenging hills and road walking.
Pre-register for the hike with the hike leader by email or text.
Hike Leader: Sally Cohen salydave@sympatico.ca 647-960-6150.

 

Thursday May 24, Caledon Hills Section 
Hockley Valley , Map 18
This 10 km shuttle hike will take approximately 3.5 hours and is at a medium pace over strenuous terrain.
There is no dropout point.
No dogs please.  There will be a refreshment/pub stop afterwards.
Depart: 9:30 am Hockley Road parking area at km. 60.1 just east of 2nd Line EHS.
GPS Coordinates: 43.972857/80.056330
Directions: Highway 10 to Hockley Road, north of Orangeville, east on Hockley Rd. just east of 2nd Line EHS.
Hike Description: Meet at main parking lot on Hockley Road, just east of 2nd Line EHS, shuttle to parking lot at 5th Line EHS, hike back to cars on main trail and access side trail.
Hike Leader: Ralph  Shapiro shapirors@msn.com 226-821-3288

 

Thursday May 31, Dufferin Hi-Land Section,
Boyne Valley , Map 20,
Dufferin E2E #2,
This 14 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. Bruce Trail parking lot at km 29.4 on 1st Line E. just south of 10 Sideroad.
Participants could also gather at the Superburger in Primrose prior to 9:00. Washrooms and good coffee etc. prior to hike.
GPS Coordinates: 44.148246…80.118529
Directions: North of Orangeville to Primrose, intersection of highway 10 and highway 89.
Turn right on highway 89, then north on 1st Line E, north to parking, maybe 5 km. Parking lot on right just south of 10 Sideroad.
Hike Description: This hike travels through the magnificent Boyne Valley. This hike is 2 of 4 of a Dufferin end to end.
Hike Leader: Ralph Shapiro shapirors@msn.com 226-821-3288.

 

Saturday June 9: Caledon Hills Section,
Hockley Valley, Map 18,
Canada 150th Badge Blitz #3,
This 21 km shuttle hike will take approximately 5.5 hours and is at a brisk pace over strenuous terrain. There is no dropout point. There will be a refreshment/pub stop afterwards.
Depart: 9:00 a.m. Hockley Road Parking Area – east of km 60.1 located on the north side of Hockley Road.
GPS Coordinates: N 43.972857, W 80.056330.
Directions: From Hwy 10, turn east onto Hockley Road/Dufferin County Road 7 and drive for approximately 5 km to the Hockley Road Parking Lot.
Hike Description: Hike Three of the Historical “Badge Blitz” includes the Hockley Valley Historical Hike (#2), part of the Gosling Volunteer Forest Historical Hike (#5) and a stretch of Main Trail. Bring your choice of hydration and snacks or lunch. Hiking boots are recommended. All are welcome to join this hike. Hikers completing all three “Badge Blitz” hikes will receive their badges at the end of the hike. (The badge cost is $5.00.)   Pre-register for the hike with the hike leader.
Hike Leader: Sandy Green sgreenhikes@gmail.com 416-317-3689 text or email preferred.

 

Saturday June 9: Caledon Hills Section,
Humber Valley Heritage Trail,

This 11 km shuttle hike will take approximately 5 hours and is at a medium pace over easy terrain. There is no dropout point.
Depart: 9:30 a.m. We will meet in Caledon, at the HVHTA parking lot on the west side of Emil Kolb Parkway, approximately 2 km. west of highway 50 and 2 km. south of Castlederg Sideroad.  We will then do a car shuttle to the northern terminus of the Humber Valley Trail.
GPS Coordinates: N43.88846 W79.77356 (for HVHTA parking lot).
Directions: From the roundabout that is on Highway 50, North of Bolton, proceed west on Emil Kolb Parkway to the HVHTA parking lot that is on the west side of the parkway, just as it curves south.  This is also the intersection of Duffy’s Lane with the Emil Kolb Parkway.
Hike Description: The hike will be at a moderate pace over easy to moderate terrain, through a variety of bush and past farm fields.  Bring water and a lunch.  Well behaved dogs are most welcome. 
Hike Leader:
Bob Slack bslack14@yahoo.ca 519-215-7696.

 

Saturday June 9: Dufferin Hi-Land Section,
Splitrock ST & Mono Cliffs, Map 19,

This 16 km loop hike will take approximately 5 hours and is at a medium pace over easy terrain.
There is no dropout point.
Depart: 9:00 a.m. Splitrock Narrows parking lot .
GPS Coordinates: N44 4.491′, W 080 5.050′
Directions: Take Hwy 10 north from Orangeville to Sideroad 25, turn right, follow to 2nd Line EHS, turn left and drive 1.5 km to the fenced parking lot on the right hand side of the road.
Hike Description: An opportunity to hike the Splitrock ST, 2nd Line EHS ST, Walter Tovell ST, Lookout ST and part of the Southern Outlier 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.

 

Monday June 18, Toronto Section,
Silver Creek, Map 13,

This 16 km loop 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. carpool lot at 401/25 Hwy, SE corner by traffic lights.
Directions: see meeting place.
Hike Description: Carpool to 8th line parking lot where Eighth Line Side Trail meets 8th Line not far from from km 33.4.
Hike Leader: Wayne Riley wlr8362@gmail.com (289) 456-3498 RSVP.

 

Saturday July 14: Beaver Valley Section,
Falling Water Trail – Eugenia, Map 26,
Falling Water Triangle Badge Series,
This 15 km shuttle hike will take approximately 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 Hogg’s Falls Parking Lot Area – km 63.2, on the west side of Lower Valley Rd, approx. 750 m north of East Back Line. We will then shuttle to Beaver Valley Ski Club Lower Parking, east of km 76.5 .
GPS Coordinates: N 44.285307, W 80.543081.
Directions: From Flesherton, take Grey County Rd 4 east for approx. 1.5 km, turn left on East Back Line for 900 m, then turn right onto Lower Valley Rd for 750 m.
Hike Description: Earn the “Falling Water” Triangle badge by participating in this two hike series. Spectacular views abound along this undulating trail through picturesque Beaver Valley. The sounds and sights of “falling water” are never far, from cascading waterfalls, to sparkling rivers and trickling streams. On this first hike, we will hike from north to south along the western section of the trail. Bring your choice of hydration and snacks or lunch. Hiking boots are recommended. See Saturday, August 11 for details pertaining to the second hike in the series.
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 July 21: Blue Mountain Section,
Noisy River, Map 21/22,
This 14 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. By the cemetery on Mulmur-Nottawassaga Townline, east of Lavendar Hill Rd.
GPS Coordinates: 44.268772/-80.157369.
Directions: From Shelburne, at Hwy#124 and #89, head north on #124 for about 9.5 km. Turn right onto County Rd. 21 towards Honeywood. Turn left onto Centre Rd, then turn right onto Mulmur/Nottawassaga Townline, through Lavendar to parking area by the Cemetery.
Hiking boots or sturdy footwear recommended. Bring water, snacks, sunscreen, insect repellent
Hike Description: From our meeting place near Lavendar, the start of the Blue Mountain section of the Bruce Trail, we will shuttle to 9/10 Sideroad and hike south , back to parking area in Lavendar.
We start our hike on part of the Transcarioca Trail, Bruce Trail Friendship Trail. We will also hike through the newly acquired Bruce Trail Dunedin Ravine Nature Reserve, and through Noisy River Provincial Nature Reserve. Along the way enjoy scenic views, lookouts, and pass by deep crevasses. Pre-register for the hike with the hike leader.
Hike Leader: Doris Harper harpt7c@gmail.com 519 589 4114.

 

Sunday July 22: Caledon Section,
Glen Haffy, Map 17,
Canada 150 – Hike 3,
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 a.m. Roadside parking at Finnerty Sideroad and Innis Lake Rd. Near km 31.6 Directions: Take Airport Rd north. About 6 km north of village of Caledon East, turn right on Finnerty Sideroad and follow 1.5 km to roadside parking at Innis Lake Rd.
Hike Description: This is hike No. 3 in the Caledon 150 series. See Caledon Hills BTC website for more information about obtaining a badge for this series of hikes.
Hike Leader: Peter Leeney peter.leeney@utoronto.ca, 905-822-1877.

 

Saturday July 28: Dufferin Hi-Land Section,
Boyne Valley, Murphy’s Pinnacle & Primrose ST, Map 20,
This 11 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.
Depart: 9:00 a.m. Prince of Wales Road, where the Primrose ST crosses for second time.
GPS Coordinates: N44 6.335′, W 080 8.349′
Directions: Take Hwy #10 north of Orangeville to Primrose, then continue north on Prince of Wales Road for 1.5 km to where the side trail crosses for a second time, and park carefully on the side of the road.
Hike Description: A stretch of the trail that provides the opportunity for great scenic views across the rolling landscape.  We get to hike the Primrose ST and Boyne Valley ST, linked together by the Main Trail on what will be a great day out.
Hike Leader: Robert Humphreys walk2tobermory@gmail.com 226-749-1795.

 

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.