Sideways Badge

Sideways Badge
Sideways Badge Description .PDF

Sideways Badge

Sideways Badge

This special badge will be awarded on the completion of all the hikes in the four groups below. These can be done on your own or on a Club-organized hike, or you can do a combination of hikes on your own and Club-organized. To qualify for the badge, you just have to do all 15 side trails in the list – a total of 44 kms.
To make it easier to plan your activities, the hikes have been listed in four groups on the following pages. However, it is not necessary to do all the side trails in a
group on one “day”; they can be spread around as you wish, as long as one way or another, all the trails listed are completed.
Km markings are from the 29th Edition of the Bruce Trail Guide. Complete a log of your hikes with date and companions on the way.

Note: Parking on Forks of the Credit Road is no longer available for the Day 1 – Forks of the Credit hike. Instead, park at the Forks of the Credit Provincial Park’s paid parking lot at 17760 McLaren Road, Caledon ON. The main Bruce Trail can be accessed by hiking along the Meadow Trail for approximately 1 km.

Day 1 — Forks of the Credit (Bruce Trail Reference Guide Maps 14-15) The three hikes for Day 1 total 16.4 km, covering 5 side trails. Terrain will vary from steep and
strenuous to flat and moderate.

Park on Forks of the Credit Rd near Dominion St near km 8.8 on Map 14.
Note: Parking on Forks of the Credit Road is no longer available, Instead, park at the Forks of the Credit Provincial Park’s paid parking lot at 17760 McLaren Road, Caledon ON. The main Bruce Trail can be accessed by hiking along the Meadow Trail for approximately 1 km.
• Starting at the bridge over the Credit River, follow the blue blazes of the
Trimble Side Trail west on the road.
• Hike out and return on the Trimble.
• Be sure to include the Crows Nest Side Trail which is a loop off the Trimble
Trail.
• Some hills but easy walking. Total there and back: 6.1 km.
• Once back to Forks of the Credit Rd hike south up the Devil’s Pulpit on
the Main Trail for 300 meters to the Ring Kiln Side Trail.
• Hike in 600 meters to view the striking ruins of the Hoffman Lime Kiln.
• Then return to the Main Trail and go down to Forks of the Credit Rd.
Total 1.8 km.
• Again from Forks of the Credit Rd take the Main Trail north over the
bridge to the Dorothy Medhurst Side Trail.
• Go up the steep Medhurst trail to the Main Trail.
• Turn left and follow the main trail 1.6 km to the junction with the Mill
Pond Side Trail. Turn left and follow the Main Trail down the hill until you
meet the junction with the Cataract Side Trail near the Credit River.
• Turn right and follow the Cataract ST in to view the falls, then return the
same way you came and follow the Main Trail back to the parking on Forks of
the Credit Road. Total 8.5 km.

If you wish, you can substitute the Mill Pond ST in place of the Cataract ST.
Note that there is no thoroughfare from the Cataract ST through to the Mill Pond
ST because the viewing platform at the falls is closed.

Name: ______________________________________________________________________________________
Date completed: __________________________________________________________________________
Notes: ______________________________________________________________________________________

Day 2 — Hockleycrest (Map 18)
This is a 5 km loop hike on hilly and flat terrain, covering 3 side trails.
Park at km 44.3 on 5 Sideroad east of Airport Rd (where the Main Trail crosses).
• Walk east on 5 Sideroad 300 meters to Darcy’s Side Trail on your left (named
after a well-loved dog).
• Follow Darcy up to the Main Trail and turn right.
• Keep going about one km to the Hockleycrest Side Trail on your left.
• Follow Hockleycrest up to the Main Trail and turn right. Return south on the
Main Trail (be sure to include the short Harmony Side Trail) just before you
arrive at the parking lot on 5 Sideroad.
Total 5 km, fairly flat and easy.
Name: ______________________________________________________________________________________
Date completed: __________________________________________________________________________
Notes: ______________________________________________________________________________________

Day 3 — Hockley Heights (Map 18)
This is a 9 km hike on hilly terrain requiring a car shuttle, covering 3 side trails.

Meet at the parking lot on 5th Line just south of Hockley Rd. (near km 50.8 on Map
18). Do a car shuttle west on Hockley Rd then north on 3rd Line EHS up to 15
Sideroad. Park at the roadside and walk east on 15 Sideroad on the Hockley Heights
Side Trail. There are some long stretches of quiet country road and in the middle a
very hilly section before you return to Hockley Rd
parking. Total of 6.7 km.

After you get back to the parking area, take the Hemlock Ridge Side Trail up to the
Main Trail, turn left, then, after 200 meters turn right on the Glacier Valley Side Trail.
When Glacier Valley meets the Main Trail, turn right. Follow the Main Trail about
200 meters until you meet the lower end of the Hockley Heights Side Trail on your
left. Follow it down to the parking area.
Total of 2 very hilly kms.
Name: ______________________________________________________________________________________
Date completed: __________________________________________________________________________
Notes: ______________________________________________________________________________________

Day 4 — Hockley Valley (Map 18),
This is a 14 km loop hike on hilly terrain, covering 4 side trails.

Park at the Hockley Rd parking lot just east of 2nd line EHS near km 60.1. (Another
possible parking place is on 3rd Line, one km north of Hockley Rd where the Glen
Cross Side Trail comes out).
If you start your hike from the Hockley Rd parking lot, walk west on Hockley Rd then
north on the main trail until you reach the Tom East Side Trail.
• Follow Tom East around to the Main Trail and turn right.
• After one km turn right on Isabel East Side Trail which becomes the
Glen Cross Side Trail which takes you back to the Main Trail.
• At the white blazed trail turn right and go 100 meters to the Cam Snell
Side Trail.
• Follow Cam Snell around to the Main Trail.
• Turn right and follow the white blazes back to Hockley Rd.
• The Tom and Isabel East and the Glen Cross trails together form the
“Jeju Olle Bruce Trail Friendship Trail” which is twinned with Route 2 of the
Jeju Olle trail in South Korea.
Name:______________________________________________________________________________________
Date completed: __________________________________________________________________________
Notes: ______________________________________________________________________________________