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.

 

Saturday June 16: Caledon Hills Section,
Inglewood, Map 15, Introductory Hike,

This 7 km “there and back” hike will take approximately 2 hours and is at a leisurely pace over easy terrain. There is no dropout point. No dogs please.
Depart: 2:00 p.m. Parking lot beside railway trail in Inglewood.
From Brampton go north on Hwy #10 until Old Baseline Road. Turn left (west) on Old Baseline and follow until McLaughlin Road. Go north about 500m until you reach a parking lot on the east side of McLaughlin beside the railway trail just south of the town of Inglewood.
Hike Description: We will hike 2km east along the Caledon Railway trail from Inglewood to the Ken Whillans Resource Management Area. After exploring the trails in this area we will return back the same way. This is a joint hike with the Oak Ridges Trail Association.
Hike Leader: Tessa Shelvey tjshelvey@yahoo.com 416-320-8555.

 

Thursday August 2: Albion Hills,
Introductory Hike,
This 9 km loop hike will take approximately 3 hours and is at a medium pace over moderate terrain. There is no dropout point. No dogs please.
Depart: 11:00 a.m. After entering through the main gate off Hwy 50, park in the Cedar Grove 1 lot where there is an information kiosk.
Directions: Enter the main entrance of the Albion Hills Conservation area on the west side of Highway 50 just south of Palgrave.
Hike Description: We will hike the red loop trail which meanders through lovely woods, by ponds and near wetlands. Chance to see some big old growth trees within the park. Note there is an entrance fee to the park around $6.50. Bring a lunch for a break on the trail. This is a joint hike with the Toronto Bruce Trail club.
Hike Leader: Tessa Shelvey tjshelvey@yahoo.com 416-320-8555.