General Hikes

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

 

Sunday April 28, Caledon Hills Section,
Forks of the Credit, Map 14 and 15, Discovery Badge Blitz, #1,
This 21 km shuttle hike will take approximately 5.5 hours and is at a brisk pace over strenuous terrain. There is a dropout point after greater than 7 km.  There will be a refreshment/pub stop afterwards.
Depart: 9:00 a.m. Roadside Parking (km 8.8) on the Forks of the Credit Road between Chisholm and Dominion Streets. Note “No Parking” signs along portions of the road.
GPS Coordinates: 43.803809, -79.993002.
Directions: From Hwy 10 turn west onto Forks of the Credit Road. Drive 4.5 km to roadside parking.
Hike Description: Earn the Caledon Hill’s “Discovery Hike Series” badge by participating in a three hike “Badge Blitz.” Hike One combines Discovery hikes #1 & 5 and explores the Cheltenham Badlands, Devil’s Pulpit and the Forks of the Credit. Bring your choice of hydration and snacks or lunch. Hiking boots are recommended. See Sunday, May 5 and Sunday June 9 for details pertaining to the other hikes in this series. Join one or all. Participants who complete all three hikes, which is all 5 of the Discovery hikes, will receive their badge on the final hike. (The badge cost is $5.00.)  Pre-register for the hike with the hike leader.
Hike Leader: Sandy Green 416-317-3689 text or email preferred; sgreenhikes@gmail.com

Saturday May 4, Toronto Section,
Scotsdale Farm, Map 13,

This 12 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. Scotsdale farm parking lot.
GPS Coordinates: N43 41.237′, W 079 59.450′
Directions: Take Hwy 7 north from Georgetown. The driveway entrance to the farm is on the right just past where Trafalgar Road splits off from Hwy 7.  Follow the driveway to the parking lot.
Hike Description: Ah, the darling buds of May! Trout lilies and trilliums are the most likely suspects, along with re-emerging wildlife. Who knows what else we might find….. We will hike over familiar ground using the Bennett Heritage Trail, Roberts Side Trail and Maureen Smith Side Trail, linked together by parts of the main trail.
Hike Leader: Robert Humphreys 226-749-1795 walk2tobermory@gmail.com

Sunday May 5, Caledon Hills Section,
Hockley Valley, Map 18, Discovery Badge Blitz, #2,

This 20 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 Lot – located on the north side of Hockley Road
GPS Coordinates: 43.972857, -80.056330.
Directions: From Hwy 10, turn east onto Hockley Road/Dufferin County Road 7 and drive for approximately 5 kilometres to the parking lot.
Hike Description: Hike Two of the “Discovery Hike Series Badge Blitz” combines the Discovery hikes #3&4 and will explore Hockley Valley, including the Hockley Heights, Hemlock Ridge, Glacier Valley, and Griffith Ravine Side Trails. Bring your choice of hydration and snacks or lunch. Hiking boots are recommended. See Sunday, June 9 for details pertaining to the final hike in the series. Join one or all. Hikers completing all three “Badge Blitz” hikes, which is all 5 of the Discovery Hikes, will receive their badge on the final hike. (The badge cost is $5.00.) Pre-register for the hike with the hike leader.
Hike Leader: Sandy Green 416-317-3689 text or email preferred sgreenhikes@gmail.com

Thursday May 9: Caledon Hills Section,  ** CANCELLED DUE TO POOR WEATHER **
Hockley Nature Reserve, Spring Flower, Photography Hike,
The pace will be leisurely, over easy terrain. This loop hike will be up to 7 km long and last approximately 3.5 hrs. No dropout point, no dogs please. Refreshment/pub stop afterwards.
Depart: 9:30 a.m. from the 3rd Line parking area about 1.2 km north of Hockley Road.
Directions: Take Hwy 10 north of Orangeville to Hockley Road (Dufferin Road 7), go east, then drive approx. 6.2 km to the 3rd Line at Glen Cross SR, then turn left to the parking area (43.990484, -80.047547) .
Hike Description: We will walk up to 7 km on the Glen Cross Side Trail, Main Trail and Isabel East Side Trail stopping frequently to identify and photograph spring flowers. Bring a macro lens if you have one. Please register beforehand with Hamish so he can contact you in case of inclement weather.
Hike Leader: Hamish Duthie 519-882-8686 evenings before 9 p.m. hduthie2@amtelecom.net

Saturday May 11, Caledon Section,
Glen Haffy, Map 17, Canada 150 Historical Hike #3,
This is an 11 k car shuttle hike at a medium pace over moderate terrain. No dogs please and no drop-out.
Depart: 9:30 a.m. from km 31.6 at Finnerty and Innis Lake Rd.
Directions: Go east off Airport Rd. along Finnerty SR to Innis Lake Rd. Finnerty SR is south of Hwy 9 and north of Caledon East.
Hike Description: Car shuttle to 7th line parking to start the hike back to the cars. Caledon Hills Club still has the special Canada 150 badges to award to people who complete all 5 hikes in this series. This is Hike #3. Once you have completed all 5 and taken the required photos you can apply for the badge. Check web site for requirements.
Hike Leader: Annette Patrick 705-795-9700 apatrick@securityresourcegroup.net

Saturday May 11, Blue Mountain Section,
Blue Mountains/Pretty River, Map 23,
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.
Depart: 9:30 a.m. Snow Drifters parking lot on Pretty River Rd. about .4 km NE of the main trail .
GPS Coordinates: N44.430927 , W80.275390.
Directions: From the corner of Hwy 89 and 124, head north on Hwy124 towards Singhampton. At the stop sign in Singhampton continue straight, the road becomes Grey Rd. #31. The road turns left just after 26/27 Sideroad. Then turn right onto Pretty River Rd., the first road to the right. Follow to the parking lot on the right, just after a bend in the road.
Hike Description: This loop hike through Pretty River Conservation Area will include the main trail and parts of the Pretty River and John Haig Side Trails. We will also reach the highest point of the Bruce Trail. Trilliums and other spring flowers will be in bloom at this time of year making this a pretty hike with lots of photo opportunities. Remember to bring water and snacks. Hiking boots recommended. Pre-register for the hike with the hike leader.
Hike Leader: Doris Harper 519- 589- 4114 harpt7c@gmail.com

Saturday May 18, Caledon Hills Section,
Hockley Valley, Map 18,
This 14 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. Parking location on 3rd Line EHS.
GPS Coordinates: N43 59.562′  W80 02.881′
Directions: Take Hwy 10 north from Orangeville, turn right on Hockley Valley road (County Road 7), follow to 3rd Line EHS and turn left. Follow to roadside parking 1 km north on the right hand side.
Hike Description: Ah, the darling buds of May! All sorts of spring flowers including trilliums, as well as re-emerging wildlife are possibilities. We will hike the Isobel East, Tom East, Cam Snell, and Glen Cross Side Trails, linked together by the Main Trail. All old favourites, but note we are starting from a different location. Dogs are permitted, but must be leashed and owners scoop the poop. Hiking boots required. Bring a snack lunch, two litres of drinking water and sunscreen.
Hike Leader: Robert Humphreys 226-749-1795 walk2tobermory@gmail.com

Saturday May 25, Dufferin Hi-Land Section,
Splitrock ST & Mono Cliffs, Map 19,
This 16 km loop hike will take approximately 5.5 hours and is at a medium pace over moderate 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 25 Sideroad, 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, 2nd Line EHS, Walter Tovell and Lookout Side Trails, along with part of the Southern Outlier Side Trail, all linked together by the Main Trail. Hiking boots required. Bring a snack lunch, two litres of drinking water, insect repellent and sunscreen. Dogs are welcome, but must be leashed and owners scoop the poop.
Hike Leader: Robert Humphreys 226-749-1795 walk2tobermory@gmail.com

Saturday June 8, Caledon Section,
Belfountain/Cataract, Canada 150 Historical Hike #4,
This is a 12 km loop hike at a medium pace over moderate terrain and will take approx. 3.5 hr. No drop-out and no dogs please.
Depart: 9:30 a.m. from the Belfountain Conservation Area.
Directions: Go north on Mississauga Rd. north of Old Base Line Rd. and go east on Forks of the Credit Rd. approx. 110 m to CA.
Hike Description: Caledon Hills Club still has the special Canada 150 badges to award to people who complete all 5 hikes in this series. This is Hike #4. Once you have completed all 5 and taken the required photos you can apply for the badge. Check the web site for requirements.
Hike Leader: Annette Patrick 705-795-9700 apatrick@securityresourcegroup.net.

Sunday June 9, Caledon Hills Section,
Caledon East, Map 16, Discovery Badge Blitz #3,

This 10 km shuttle 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: 9:00 a.m. Roadside parking on Innis Lake Road, north of Finnerty Sideroad.
GPS Coordinates: 43.918917, -79.909387.
Directions: From Airport Road turn east onto Finnerty Side Road for 1.4 kilometres, turn left onto Innis Lake Road.
Hike Description: Hike Three of the “Discovery Hike Badge Blitz” will explore main Trail and Mountainview Rd. and Songbird Side Trails. 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 preferred.

Saturday June 15, Beaver Valley Section,
Epping, Map 27,

This 13 km loop hike will take approximately 4 hours and is at a leisurely 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. John Muir Lookout Parking lot on Grey County Rd. 7(Eric Winkler Parkway) – km 92.8.
GPS Coordinates: N 44.461522 , W 80.554756.
Directions: From Hwy 6 north to Arthur – after the traffic lights in Arthur, turn right onto Eliza St. Turn left to stay on Eliza St. At the roundabout continue straight onto Grey County Rd. 14. Turn right onto Grey County Rd. 4. In Flesherton continue straight at the traffic light. Turn left onto Grey County Rd. 13 towards Eugenia. Once through Kimberly turn left at the fork in the road, onto Grey County Rd. 7. Parking area will be on the right, about 7.5 km.
From Toronto area: Hwy 10 north to Flesherton. At the traffic lights turn right onto Grey County Rd. 4 then follow directions as described above.
Hike Description: From the John Muir Lookout parking area we will hike the main trail to the Siegerman Side Trail and loop back using the main trail and the Fairmount Side Trail. The side trails are of special interest as they afford great views across the Beaver Valley, meander beside a stream you can wade in, passes by the ruins of an old homestead and through the Webwood Falls Nature Reserve. Bring water, snacks, sunscreen and insect repellent.
Pre-register for the hike with the hike leader.
Hike Leader: Doris Harper harpt7c@gmail.com 519-589-4114 please use text or email.

Sunday July 14, 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 a dropout point after 7 km. There will be a refreshment/pub stop afterwards.
Depart: 9:00 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: Plan to enjoy a summery day hiking along parts of the main trail and area side trails, with the highlight being a cool forest trek to the Cataract Falls. Bring your choice of hydration and snacks or lunch.  Pre-register for the hike with the hike leader.
Hike Leader: Sandy Green sgreenhikes@gmail.com 416-317-3689 email or text preferred.

Sunday August 4, Toronto Section,
Scotsdale Farm, Map 13
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This 13 km loop hike will take approximately 3.5 hours and is at a medium pace over moderate terrain. There is a dropout point after greater than 7 km. There will be a refreshment/pub stop afterwards.
Depart: 9:00 a.m. Scotsdale Farm Parking Lot:  Enter from Trafalgar Road, 1.7 km northwest of Highway 7 .
GPS Coordinates: 43.687772, -79.9990300.
Directions: Take Highway 7 north out of Georgetown. Turn right onto Trafalgar Road N/Halton Regional Road 3 and drive for 1.7 kilometres, then turn right to enter the Scotsdale Farm property. Continue to the parking lot on the left.
Hike Description: Our loop will take us along the picturesque Bennett Heritage Trail, Great Esker Side Trail and parts of the main Trail. Bring your choice of hydration and snacks or lunch.
Pre-register for the hike with the hike leader.
Hike Leader: Sandy Green sgreenhikes@gmail.com 416-317-3689 email or text preferred.

Saturday August 24, Blue Mountains Section,
Black Bank, Map 21/22,

This 13 km shuttle hike will take approximately 4 hours and is at a leisurely 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. from road side parking km 56.3 on Mulmur-Nottawasaga Townline, by the Lavender Hill Cemetery.
GPS Coordinates: N 44.268777, W 80.156810.
Directions: From Shelburne at Hwy 124 and 89, go north on 124, about 9.5 km. Turn right onto County Road 21 towards Honeywood. Turn left onto Centre Road, turn right onto Mulmur-Nottawasaga Townline, through Lavender to parking by the cemetery.
Hike Description: From the parking area by the Lavender Hill Cemetery we will shuttle to 9/10 Side road and hike back on the main trail and through the newly acquired BTC property and trail reroute thanks to a handshake agreement with a private landowner that moves the trail off a busy road. Bring lots of water, packed lunch or snacks, sunscreen and insect repellent.
Pre-register for the hike with the hike leader.
Hike Leader: Doris Harper harpt7c@gmail.com 519-589-411

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