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.

 

November 3: Introductory Hike,
Map 19,
10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Category: General Hike
Location: Area of Hike: Dufferin Hi-Land Section Map Number: Mono Centre, Map 19
Hike Leader(s): Robert Gillespie. Please pre-register by emailing the hike leader at robert_gillespie@bell.net
Pace: Leisurely – 3 km/hr or less
Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
Distance: 9 km
Description: Directions to Meeting Place: Mono Community Centre parking lot. Take Hwy 10 north to Dufferin Road 8 about 10 km north of Orangeville. Follow Road 8 to Mono Centre. The hike leader’s car will have a Canadian flag attached to the window behind the driver’s seat. We will leave all cars in this parking lot while we complete this loop hike.
Description of Hike: This 9 km loop hike will take approximately 2.5 hours and is at a leisurely pace over moderate terrain. There is no dropout point. We will hike into Mono Cliffs Park along the Spillway Trail and back along the Cliff Top Trail to return to the Mono Community Centre parking lot around noon. This hike is designed to give new hikers a sense of what hiking on the Bruce Trail has to offer. Since the ground on this 9.0 km hike is uneven and rocky (and may be muddy) in some sections, hiking boots or hiking shoes are preferable but since new hikers may not have access to all equipment, just be sure you wear comfortable walking shoes. If you do bring bottled water, snacks or extra clothes, please consider carrying these in a knapsack or fanny pack so your hands are free making walking more comfortable. Please arrive at least 15 minutes before hike departure time.

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