General Hikes

 

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

 

Thursday July 19, 2018 Caledon Hills Section
Hockley Valley , Map 18
This 15 km loop hike will take approximately 4.5 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: 9:00 am Hockley Road Parking Area east of km 60.1
GPS Coordinates: N43.972857/W80.056330
Directions: North on highway 10 and right on Hockley Road just north of Orangeville.
Hike Description: From the Hockley Road Parking Area we will hike the Hockley Road Side Trail to main trail, north on main trail, loop the Cam Snell Side Trail, loop the Isabelle East Side Trail and head back to the parking lot on main trail. The loop of the Cam Snell Side Trail, approx. 3 km. , will be a voluntary meditative walk in silence. ( voluntary)
Hike Leader: Ralph  Shapiro  shapirors@msn.com 226-821-3288

 

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.