Introductory Hikes

 

If you are new to hiking or looking for a gentle way to ease back after an illness or injury, this is the place for you.  You will have an opportunity to learn how to follow trail blazes, chat with the leader and others about gear and make new friends.  There will be an optional refreshment stop after most of the hikes. Each hike is unique.  Choose the ones that appeal to you or attend them all!  Please arrive at meeting place at least 15 minutes before hike begins.  If you have any questions, email robert.gillespie@sympatico.ca.

 

Printable version of scheduled Introductory Hikes

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

 

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.