General Hikes

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

 

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

September 15: Rockside,
Map 14,
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Km 47.8 Trail Guide, Edition 29, Map 14. Parking on Boston Mills Road, west of Mississauga Road. Boston Mills Road runs west of Highway 10, north of Brampton.
Hike Leader(s): Louise Carberry
Pace: Leisurely – 3 km/hour or less
Terrain: Easy – mostly flat and usually good footing
Distance: 6 km
Description: This is a loop hike through a hardwood forest using the main trail and Rockside Side Trail which is located on Heritage Road. There is evidence of quarrying in this area. We will stop at the Spirit Tree for some local cider and lunch after the hike.

 

September 22: Discovery Badge Blitz Hike #1,
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Location: Roadside Parking (km 8.8) on the Forks of the Credit Road between Chisholm and Dominion Streets. From Hwy 10 turn west onto Forks of the Credit Road. Drive 4.5 km to roadside parking on north side of road.
Hike Leader(s): Sandy Green
Pace: Brisk – 4 to 5 km/hour
Terrain: Moderate – some hills and/or some poor footing
Distance: 24 km shuttle hike
Description: Earn the Caledon Hill’s “Discovery Hike Series” badge by participating in a three hike “Badge Blitz.” Hike One combines Discovery Hikes 1 and 5, exploring Cheltenham Badlands, Devil’s Pulpit and the Forks of the Credit Provincial Park. Bring your choice of hydration and snacks or lunch. Hiking boots are recommended. See Sunday, October 27 and Sunday, November 17 for details pertaining to the other hikes in this series. Join one or all. Participants who complete all three hikes will receive their badges on the final hike. (The badge cost is $5.00.)

 

October 3: Photographing the Fall Colours,
9:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Category: Nature Walks
Location: Forks of the Credit Provincial Park off McLaren Road in Caledon. Parking fee.
Hike Leader(s): Gary Hall
Pace: Leisurely – 3 km/hour or less
Terrain: Moderate – some hills and/or some poor footing
Distance: 6 km
Description: We’ll spend the morning photographing early fall colours in Forks of the Credit Provincial park. Bring your camera (SLR, Mirrorless, Point and Shoot, Cell Phone, etc.) and a small tripod if you have one.

 

October 5: Blue Mountains – Devil’s Glen,
Map 22,
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Location: Parking lot at km 30.1 Map 22.
Hike Leader(s): Peter Leeney
Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hour
Terrain: Moderate – some hills and/or some poor footing
Distance: 12 km
Description: We will follow the Main Trail south then return on the Mad River Side Trail to our starting point. Leader’s cell phone 905-301-4091.
 

 

October 10: Fall Colours Photography Hike,
9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Category: Nature Walks
Location: Depart: 9:30 a.m. from roadside parking on 2nd Line Mono at entrance to Mono Cliffs Provincial Park.
Directions: Take Hwy 10 north to Dufferin Road 8, about 10 km north of Orangeville. Follow Road 8 to Mono Centre then continue north on the 2nd Line to the end of the road. Please park on the east shoulder of the road.
Hike Leader(s): Hamish Duthie
Pace: Leisurely – 3 km/hour or less
Terrain: Easy – mostly flat and usually good footing
Distance: 8 km
Description: A scenic photo hike around the loops of the Mono Cliffs Provincial Park, including McCarston`s Lake. We will have ample opportunity to photograph the fall colours, see a variety of forest types and geological features, and with excellent views from lookout points. Bring a camera and a tripod or monopod. Refreshments afterwards. Please register beforehand with Hamish so we can reschedule in case of inclement weather.

 

October 12: Hockley Valley Area,
Map 18,
10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Category: Introductory
Location: Km 44.3 Trail Guide Edition 29, Map 18. Airport Road, north of Highway 9, East on 5th Sideroad, approximately 0.5 km to parking area
Hike Leader(s): Louise Carberry
Pace: Leisurely – 3 km/hour or less
Terrain: Easy – mostly flat and usually good footing
Distance: 6 km
Description: This hike will explore Hockleycrest Side Trail and Harmony Side Trail and the main trail north east of Airport Road and 5 Sideroad. In the winter, some of these trails are groomed for cross country skiing and snowshoeing. We will also pay a visit to the Dr. Philip Gosling Nature Reserve, which is located nearby.

 

October 12: Humber Valley Heritage Trail,
9:30 AM – 2:00 PM
Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
Location: We will meet at the large paved parking lot for the Humber Valley Heritage Trail, located along the Emil Kolb Parkway. This is about 2 km west of Highway 50 and 2 km south of Castlederg Road, in the Town of Caledon. Look for the sign for Duffy’s Lane. Use Caledon, not Kleinburg, to put in GPS coordinates.
Hike Leader(s): Bob Slack
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Easy
Distance: 12 km
Description: We will car shuttle to begin the hike at the northern terminus of the Humber Valley Heritage Trail then hike through a variety of terrain back to the initial meeting point.  Bring water, lunch and sturdy footwear.

 

October 17: Photographing the Fall Colours,
9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Category: Nature Walks
Location: Quarryside Nature Reserve at the north end of Chinguacousy Road north of Olde Base Line in Caledon.
Hike Leader(s): Gary Hall
Pace: Leisurely – 3 km/hour or less
Terrain: Moderate – some hills and/or some poor footing
Description: We’ll spend the morning photographing the fall colours and interesting features of the Quarryside Nature Reserve. There is no groomed trail on the property. Bring your camera (SLR, Mirrorless, Point and Shoot or cell phone) as well as a small tripod if you have one.

 

October 27: Discovery Badge Blitz Hike #2,
9:00 AM – 2:30 PM
Location: Hockley Road Parking Lot – located on the north side of Hockley Road. From Hwy 10 turn east onto Hockley Road/Dufferin County Road 7 and drive for approximately 5 kilometres to the parking lot.
Hike Leader(s): Sandy Green
Pace: Brisk – 4 to 5 km/hour
Terrain: Strenuous – hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing
Distance: 20 km shuttle hike
Description: Hike Two of the “Discovery Badge Blitz Series” combines Caledon Hill’s Discovery Hikes 3 and 4, exploring Hockley Valley, including the Hockley Heights, Hemlock Ridge, Glacier Valley, and Griffith Ravine Side Trails. Bring your choice of hydration and snacks or lunch. Hiking boots are recommended. See Sunday November 17 for details pertaining to the final hike in the series. Join one or all. Hikers completing all three “Badge Blitz” hikes will receive their Discovery badge on the final hike. (The badge cost is $5.00.)

 

October 27: Kelso Conservation Area,
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Category: Introductory
Location: Kelso Conservation parking lot is at NW corner of Steeles and Bell School Line.
Directions: Take Hwy 401 west toward Milton. Exit at Regional Rd. 25 South. Turn right (west) on Steeles Ave. Follow for 4 km to Bell School Line and paid parking lot on right.
Hike Leader(s): Peter Leeney, cell phone 905-301-4091
Pace: Leisurely – 3 km/hour or less
Terrain: Moderate – some hills and/or some poor footing
Distance: 9 km
Description: We will hike along the edge of the Escarpment in Kelso Conservation area. Fine views over the Escarpment.

 

November 17: Discovery Badge Blitz Hike #3,
9:00 AM – 1:30 PM
Location: Roadside parking on Coolihans Sideroad, east of where the Trail crosses the road. From Airport Road turn east onto Coolihans Sideroad. Drive 1.4 kilometres to roadside parking.
Hike Leader(s): Sandy Green
Pace: Brisk – 4 to 5 km/hour
Terrain: Moderate – some hills and/or some poor footing
Distance: 14 km shuttle
Description: Hike Three of the “Discovery Badge Blitz Series” covers Caledon Hill’s Discovery Hike 2, exploring parts of the main Trail, Mountainview Road and Songbird Side Trails, and the Dingle. 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 Discovery badges at the end of the hike. (The badge cost is $5.00.)

 

November 30: Cold Creek Conservation Area,
9:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
Category: General Hike
Location: Cold Creek Conservation Area, on the 11th Concession of King, about 3 km north of the King Road.
Hike Leader(s): Bob Slack
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Easy
Distance: 8 km
Description: This will be a relatively easy loop hike.

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