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 some 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.

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

Tuesday, January 15, 2019: Iroquoia Section,  
Burlington Bay,
This 8 km “there and back” 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. Discovery Centre at Spencer Smith Park (parking fee). Meet inside the centre where there are washrooms.
Directions: Lakeshore Rd. west of Brant St. in Burlington.
Hike Description: A walk along the Waterfront Trail. Nice views over the lake and lots of water birds. We will finish in time for lunch at Pepperwood Bistro.
Hike Leader: Barbara Euler 416-695-1838 Cell phone day of hike only; 416-578-1744 bjeuler@rogers.com

Tuesday, January 22: Iroquoia Section,  
Mount Nemo, Map 10,
This 9 km loop hike will take approximately 3 hours and is at a medium pace over moderate terrain. There is a dropout point after 6 km. No dogs please. There will be a refreshment/pub stop afterwards.
Depart: 9:30 a.m. Mount Nemo Conservation Area parking lot off Guelph Line at Colling Rd.
GPS Coordinates: N43.418144; W79.861377
Directions: From the north: Hwy 401 to Guelph Line. Go south on Guelph Line for 12 km. Parking lot is on the left.  From Toronto area: Hwy 403/Queen Elizabeth Way. Exit at Guelph Line/ Halton Regional Rd. 1. Turn right onto Guelph Line. Go north on Guelph Line for 9.6 km. Mount Nemo will be on the right.
Hike Description: A winter hike with great views over the escarpment. We will loop through the conservation area using the north and south loop trails and Quarry Access trails. Weather permitting we can lengthen the hike by double looping or partially looping the trails. Pre-register for the hike with the hike leader. Please check your email before leaving home. Hike may be cancelled by 7:30 a.m. due to inclement weather.
Hike Leader: Doris Harper 519-589-4114 harpt7c@gmail.com

Tuesday, February 12: Toronto Section,  
Hilton Falls, Map 11,
This 10 km loop hike will take approximately 3 hours and is at a medium pace over easy terrain. There is no dropout point. No dogs please.
Depart: 10:00 a.m. Hilton Falls Conservation Area parking lot.
Directions: Exit Hwy 401 at Hwy 25 (exit 320) and drive north 1.7 km to 5 Sideroad just past Tim’s, then drive west for about 5 km. Look for Hilton Falls on the north side.
Hike Description: Nice fairly flat loop hike. Admission fee applies. Lunch after at the Trail Café in Campbellville.
Hike Leader: Tessa Shelvey 416-320-8555 tjshelvey@yahoo.com

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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