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Hike Schedule for August

Membership is not required to join the Club’s organized hikes. New hikers are always welcome. If you need help in how to get to the start of a hike or for more information, contact the hike’s leader. Check Participant Guidelines to arrive prepared to hike.

Consider completing the Beaver Bites Side Trail Hikes to earn a badge this summer!

Explore new worlds on the Bruce Trail. Moss and lichen covered walls of the Standing Rock Crevice Caves. Photo Ken Yaraskavitch 2018.
Photo © Ken Yaraskavitch, 2018.

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*** Three asterisks denotes Beyond the Beaver Valley for hikes where we explore other club sections of the Bruce Trail.

Important note on using Google Maps! Google Maps prioritizes fastest and shortest routes. In rural areas of the Beaver Valley, this may include sections that are not winter-maintained or road allowances that are not suitable for automobiles. Avoid following routes that take unmaintained roads or roads too narrow for two lanes of traffic.

In the case of a hike cancellation the leader will notify registered hikers and will not go to the meeting place on the day of the hike. Please check the website for cancellations before you head out to a hike if you are not registered.

Thurs. Aug 1

Swiss Meadows to Loree Forest

Map 24: T=Moderate/StrenuousP=Medium.  Meet at 9:00 a.m. at the dead end of Maple Lane in Swiss Meadows subdivision at km 65.9 for a 14 km out and back hike of the main trail and Loree Side Trail. Bring lunch, snacks and sufficient water. Register with leader: Maureen McFarland at maureen.mcfarland@gmail.com or 647-918-4180.

Wed. Aug. 7

Falls to Falls

Map 26: T=ModerateP=Medium.  Meet at 10:00 a.m. at the Hogg’s Falls Parking lot to carpool to Eugenia Falls for the start of a 7.0 km hike. Register with leader: Anne McGarrigle 416-805-6808 (phone or text) or anne.mcgarrigle6@gmail.com.

Fri. Aug. 9

Sligo to Epping

Map 27: T=ModerateP=Medium.  Meet 10:00 a.m. at the Epping/John Muir Lookout, Grey Road 7 to carpool to the start of a 7.5 km hike on Sideroad 13A. If we’re energetic we may add in the Sligo Side Trail. Bring snacks and water. Register with leader: Mike Arkless 416-520-1059 or mearkless@rogers.com.

Mon. Aug. 12

Loree Loop

Map 24: T=Moderate/some hillsP=Medium.  Meet at 10:00 a.m. at km 2.3 at the corner of 21 Sideroad and 4th Line for an approx. 11 km hike through forested ravines and upland to the Loree Forest to loop the Len Gertler Side Trail and back to our cars. Bring snacks and water. Register with leader: Margaret Yaraskavitch 705-888-7686 or margyarask@rogers.com.

Thurs. Aug. 15

Chuck Grant Loop

Map 25: T=ModerateP=Medium.  Meet at 9:00 a.m. at the Metcalfe Rock Parking Lot on the east side of 10th Line just south of km 27.9 for a 10 km loop hike of the main trail and the Chuck Grant Side Trail. Bring snacks and sufficient water. Register with leader: Mike Arkless 416-520-1059 or mearkless@rogers.com.

*** Sat. Aug. 17

Silent Valley to Woodford

Sydenham: Map 30: T=Moderate/StrenuousP=Medium.  Meet at 1:00 p.m. at km 41.7 Woodford Community Hall for a car shuttle to 2nd Concession S. Silent Valley Side Trail. Our approx. 10 km hike will explore a number of side trails with historical and geological interest. Bring snacks and water. Potluck to follow at the home of Jill & David (Smith) Brodie, 545413 Sideroad 4A Markdale. Bring your meat/veggie item to be BBQ'd and a salad or dessert. Also bring your own dishes, cutlery and beverage. If you are attending the potluck only, arrival time is 4:30 p.m.Register with leader: Glenda Collings 519 694 7691 or gcollings@rogers.com. Register with potluck hosts: Jill & David toadhallbb@icloud.com or 519 270 0076.

*** Tues. Aug. 20

Bayview Escarpment

Sydenham: Map 30: T=ModerateP=Medium.  Meet at 10:00 a.m. at km 55.2 at the north end of St. Vincent Sydenham Townline for a 12 km loop hike taking in the River Kwai Side Trail. Brings snacks and water. Register with leader: Glenda Collings 519 694 7691 or gcollings@rogers.com.

Thurs. Aug. 22

Kolapore East

Map 25: T=ModerateP=Medium.  Meet at 10:00 a.m. at the Kolapore Uplands parking lot on Grey Rd. 2, 650 m south of trail for a pleasant 8 km hike through pasture land and a deciduous woodlot. Learn about the history of The Old Mail Road. Bring water and snacks. Register with leaders 705-888-7686 or margyarask@rogers.com.

Sat. Aug. 24 & 25

Biennial Beaver Valley End-to-End

Registration is full, thanks to all participants.

*** Wed. Aug. 28

Owen Sound Loop

Sydenham: Map 32: T=ModerateP=Medium.  Meet at 9:00 a.m. at the parking lot at the Inglis Falls Conservation Area, fee applies, (north of County Road 18 off Inglis Falls Road) at km 95.4 for a 12 km hike of the main trail, Harrison Park, Palisades and Raven’s Nest Side Trails. There will be a short detour to visit Weavers’ Creek Falls. Bring snacks and sufficient water. Register with leader: Maureen McFarland at maureen.mcfarland@gmail.com or 647-918-4180.

Sat. Aug. 31 & Sun. Sept. 1

Biennial Beaver Valley End-to-End

Registration is full, thanks to all participants.