General Hikes

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

 

Saturday, January 19: Toronto Section,
Scotsdale Farm, Map 13,

This 10 km loop hike will take approximately 3.5 hours and is at a medium pace over moderate terrain. There is no dropout point.
Depart: 10:00 am Scotsdale Farm parking lot.
GPS Coordinates: N43 41.237′, W 079 59.450′
Directions: Take Hwy 7 north past Georgetown.  The driveway entrance to the farm is on your right just past where Trafalgar Road splits from Hwy 7.  Follow driveway to the parking lot.
Hike Description: A loop hike, we will use the Bennett Side Trail and the main trail, both of which are old favourites.  Depending on the snow coverage, we will either hike or use snowshoes.
Hike Leader: Robert Humphreys humphreys.all@sympatico.ca 226-749-1795

Saturday, February 2: Caledon Hills Section,
Glen Haffy, Map 17,
This 10 km loop hike will take approximately 3.5 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: 9:00 a.m. We will meet on Coolihans Sideroad (east of Airport Road). The roadside parking is just west of Glen Haffy Road where the trail crosses Coolihans.
GPS Coordinates: 43.937967, -79.934650
Directions: Coming north on Airport Road from Caledon East, turn right (east) on Coolihans Sideroad.
Hike Description: You could stay home warm and cozy on the couch… but why?? Come out and enjoy the beautiful winter trails through Glen Haffy. We will follow both the main Bruce Trail and the Glen Haffy Side Trail to make a scenic loop. Boots are essential and icers are strongly recommended. Please bring a snack and some water (maybe in the form of a hot beverage??).
Hike Leader: Elizabeth Ganong eganong@rogers.com 647-271-8314 Text messages preferred.

Sunday, February 3: Caledon Hills Section,
Hockley Valley, Map 18, Winter Blues,
This 14 km shuttle hike will take approximately 5 hours and is at a medium 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. Bruce Trail parking on the east side of the 5th Line EHS, just south of Hockley Road.
GPS Coordinates: 43.993572/-80.014057
Directions: From Hwy 10, turn east onto Hockley Road. Drive for approx. 9 km. Turn right onto 5th Line EHS and proceed to parking.
Hike Description: Hike away the winter blues on the “blues.” Hike two of the series will cover Hockley Heights, Hemlock Ridge, Glacier Valley (section 1) Darcy’s, Hockleycrest and Harmony (section 2) Side Trails. Bring your choice of hydration and snacks or lunch. Hiking boots are required and “icers” are highly recommended. If sufficient snow, bring snowshoes (optional). See Sunday, March 3 for the final hike in the series. Join one or both.
Pre-register for the hike with the hike leader. In case of inclement weather, the hike may be cancelled.
Hike Leader: Sandy Green sgreenhikes@gmail.com 416-317-3689 Text or email preferred.

Saturday February 16:  Toronto Section,
Terra Cotta,  Map 14,
A 6 km. loop hike at a medium pace over moderate terrain.
Depart : 9:30 a.m. from km 47.8 Boston Mills Road where it dead ends, west of Mississauga Road
Directions: Boston Mills runs west off Hwy 10, north of King Rd.
Description: Rockside Side Trail. The route and distance may be amended, due to conditions.  Choose snowshoes or icers, depending on trail conditions.
Hike Leader: Bob Slack cell 519-215-7696.

Sunday, February 24: Caledon Hills Section,
Caledon Rail Trail,

This 8 km “there and back” hike will take approximately 2.5 hours and is at a leisurely pace over easy terrain. There is no dropout point. No dogs please.  There will be a refreshment/pub stop afterwards.
Depart:10:30 a.m. Caledon Community Complex, 6125 Old Church Road in Caledon East.
Directions: Heading either north or south on Airport Road into Caledon East, turn East onto Old Church Road at the T-junction traffic lights in the centre of town.  Go approx. 0.5km to the Caledon Community Complex.
Hike Description: Nice, easy walk along the Caledon Railway Trail.  We’ll walk about an hour one way and then turn back the same way. Bring icers. Joint hike with the Oak Ridges Hiking club.
Hike Leader: Tessa Shelvey tjshelvey@yahoo.com  416-320-8555.

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