General Hikes

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

 

Saturday June 8, Caledon Section,
Belfountain/Cataract, Canada 150 Historical Hike #4,
This is a 12 km loop hike at a medium pace over moderate terrain and will take approx. 3.5 hr. No drop-out and no dogs please.
Depart: 9:30 a.m. from the Belfountain Conservation Area.
Directions: Go north on Mississauga Rd. north of Old Base Line Rd. and go east on Forks of the Credit Rd. approx. 110 m to CA.
Hike Description: Caledon Hills Club still has the special Canada 150 badges to award to people who complete all 5 hikes in this series. This is Hike #4. Once you have completed all 5 and taken the required photos you can apply for the badge. Check the web site for requirements.
Hike Leader: Annette Patrick 705-795-9700 apatrick@securityresourcegroup.net.

Sunday June 9, Caledon Hills Section,
Caledon East, Map 16, Discovery Badge Blitz #3,

This 10 km shuttle 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: 9:00 a.m. Roadside parking on Innis Lake Road, north of Finnerty Sideroad.
GPS Coordinates: 43.918917, -79.909387.
Directions: From Airport Road turn east onto Finnerty Side Road for 1.4 kilometres, turn left onto Innis Lake Road.
Hike Description: Hike Three of the “Discovery Hike Badge Blitz” will explore main Trail and Mountainview Rd. and Songbird Side Trails. Bring your choice of hydration and snacks or lunch. Hiking boots are recommended. All are welcome to join this hike. Hikers completing all three “Badge Blitz” hikes will receive their badges at the end of the hike. (The badge cost is $5.00.) Pre-register for the hike with the hike leader.
Hike Leader: Sandy Green sgreenhikes@gmail.com 416-317-3689 text preferred.

Saturday June 15, Beaver Valley Section,
Epping, Map 27,

This 13 km loop hike will take approximately 4 hours and is at a leisurely pace over moderate terrain. There is no dropout point. No dogs please.  There will be a refreshment/pub stop afterwards.
Depart: 9:30 a.m. John Muir Lookout Parking lot on Grey County Rd. 7(Eric Winkler Parkway) – km 92.8.
GPS Coordinates: N 44.461522 , W 80.554756.
Directions: From Hwy 6 north to Arthur – after the traffic lights in Arthur, turn right onto Eliza St. Turn left to stay on Eliza St. At the roundabout continue straight onto Grey County Rd. 14. Turn right onto Grey County Rd. 4. In Flesherton continue straight at the traffic light. Turn left onto Grey County Rd. 13 towards Eugenia. Once through Kimberly turn left at the fork in the road, onto Grey County Rd. 7. Parking area will be on the right, about 7.5 km.
From Toronto area: Hwy 10 north to Flesherton. At the traffic lights turn right onto Grey County Rd. 4 then follow directions as described above.
Hike Description: From the John Muir Lookout parking area we will hike the main trail to the Siegerman Side Trail and loop back using the main trail and the Fairmount Side Trail. The side trails are of special interest as they afford great views across the Beaver Valley, meander beside a stream you can wade in, passes by the ruins of an old homestead and through the Webwood Falls Nature Reserve. Bring water, snacks, sunscreen and insect repellent.
Pre-register for the hike with the hike leader.
Hike Leader: Doris Harper harpt7c@gmail.com 519-589-4114 please use text or email.

Sunday July 14, Caledon Hills Section,
Forks of the Credit, Map 15,
This 11 km loop hike will take approximately 3.5 hours and is at a medium pace over moderate terrain. There is a dropout point after 7 km. There will be a refreshment/pub stop afterwards.
Depart: 9:00 a.m. Roadside Parking – km 8.8 on the Forks of the Credit Road between Chisholm and Dominion Streets.
GPS Coordinates: 43.803809, -79.993002.
Directions: From Hwy 10, turn west onto Forks of the Credit Road and drive to roadside parking on the right shoulder of the road.
Hike Description: Plan to enjoy a summery day hiking along parts of the main trail and area side trails, with the highlight being a cool forest trek to the Cataract Falls. Bring your choice of hydration and snacks or lunch.  Pre-register for the hike with the hike leader.
Hike Leader: Sandy Green sgreenhikes@gmail.com 416-317-3689 email or text preferred.

Sunday August 4, Toronto Section,
Scotsdale Farm, Map 13
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This 13 km loop hike will take approximately 3.5 hours and is at a medium pace over moderate terrain. There is a dropout point after greater than 7 km. There will be a refreshment/pub stop afterwards.
Depart: 9:00 a.m. Scotsdale Farm Parking Lot:  Enter from Trafalgar Road, 1.7 km northwest of Highway 7 .
GPS Coordinates: 43.687772, -79.9990300.
Directions: Take Highway 7 north out of Georgetown. Turn right onto Trafalgar Road N/Halton Regional Road 3 and drive for 1.7 kilometres, then turn right to enter the Scotsdale Farm property. Continue to the parking lot on the left.
Hike Description: Our loop will take us along the picturesque Bennett Heritage Trail, Great Esker Side Trail and parts of the main Trail. Bring your choice of hydration and snacks or lunch.
Pre-register for the hike with the hike leader.
Hike Leader: Sandy Green sgreenhikes@gmail.com 416-317-3689 email or text preferred.

Saturday August 24, Blue Mountains Section,
Black Bank, Map 21/22,

This 13 km shuttle hike will take approximately 4 hours and is at a leisurely pace over moderate terrain. There is no dropout point. No dogs please. There will be a refreshment/pub stop afterwards.
Depart: 9:30 a.m. from road side parking km 56.3 on Mulmur-Nottawasaga Townline, by the Lavender Hill Cemetery.
GPS Coordinates: N 44.268777, W 80.156810.
Directions: From Shelburne at Hwy 124 and 89, go north on 124, about 9.5 km. Turn right onto County Road 21 towards Honeywood. Turn left onto Centre Road, turn right onto Mulmur-Nottawasaga Townline, through Lavender to parking by the cemetery.
Hike Description: From the parking area by the Lavender Hill Cemetery we will shuttle to 9/10 Side road and hike back on the main trail and through the newly acquired BTC property and trail reroute thanks to a handshake agreement with a private landowner that moves the trail off a busy road. Bring lots of water, packed lunch or snacks, sunscreen and insect repellent.
Pre-register for the hike with the hike leader.
Hike Leader: Doris Harper harpt7c@gmail.com 519-589-411

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