Hike Schedule for May

New hikers are welcome to join the Club’s organized hikes. If you need help in how to get to the start of hike or for any other information regarding the hike, feel free to contact the hike leader.

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

For those that don’t want to wait for the next biennial End-to-End event, the BVBTC has a series of six badge hikes over the spring and summer, beginning May 5. See details on the End-to-End Hikes.

Consider completing the Beaver Bites Side Trail Challenge this spring!

See June Hikes for more great hikes.

Spring scene on Bruce Trail in Beaver Valley. Hiker watches fast-flowing water rushing down slope in creek. Photo credit Marg Yaraskavitch 2017.
Photo credit: Marg Yaraskavitch, 2017.

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Wodehouse Karst

Wed. May 2

Map 26: T=ModerateP=Medium.  Meet at 9:45 am at the Wodehouse Karst parking lot on the 7th Line south of Side Road 7A for an 8.5 km hike. We will follow the Wodehouse Karst Side Trail to the main trail at km 79.7 and continue south through the Beaver Valley Ski resort. We end the hike at the parking lot at km 72.8 on the 12th Concession east of Vandeleur. Register with leader: David Little (Blue Mountain Club) 705-606-1077 or davidgeorge52@hotmail.com.

Beaver Valley End-to-End #1

Sat. May 5

Maps 24 & 25: T=Moderate/StrenuousP=Medium.  Meet at 9:00 am at km 18.4 on the shoulder of 12th Sideroad to car shuttle to the beginning of an 18.4 km hike at the dead end of Maple Lane in Swiss Meadows subdivision (km 0.0). Bring lunch, snacks and sufficient water. Register with leader: Glenda Collings 519-694-7691 or gcollings@rogers.com.

West Side of Beaver Valley Falling Water #2

Wed. May 9

Map 26: T=StrenuousP=Medium.  Meet at 9:00 am at the northeast corner of Home Depot parking lot in Owen Sound, or meet at 9:45 am in the Beaver Valley Ski Club lower parking lot off Grey Rd. 30, east of km 76.5, between the two bridges for a 14.9 km (4 to 5 hrs) hike. Bring lunch. The hike will go from Hogg’s Falls (km 63.2 to km 76.5) and then follow the Valley Crossover Side Trail for 1 km back to the Beaver Valley Ski Club. Register with leader: Bill Snel (Sydenham Club) 519-470-0584 or w.snel2@gmail.com.

If you hiked Hike #1, the east side of the Falling Water loop, you will be eligible for the Falling Water triangle badge.

Beaver Valley End-to-End #2

Sat. May 12

Map 25: T=Moderate/StrenuousP=Medium.  Meet at 9:00 am on the shoulder of the 3rd Line road allowance off Fox Ridge Rd. at km 37.5 (N 44.423128°, W 80.510128°) to car shuttle to the beginning of a 19.1 km hike at km 18.4 on the shoulder of 12th Sideroad. Bring lunch, snacks and sufficient water. Register with leader: Glenda Collings 519-694-7691 or gcollings@rogers.com.

Kids Hike

Sun. May 13

Epping, Beaver Pond, Woods and Meadow: Map 27: T=EasyP=Leisurely.  Meet at 2:00 pm at Epping John Muir Lookout, Eric Winkler Parkway, Grey Road 7 for a fun kids hike of 2 km (1 to 2 hours) with stops to explore the trail and for nature activities. The hike is geared towards kids ages 4 to 10 and kids must be accompanied by an adult. Hiking boots or running shoes are required. Bring water, a snack and insect repellent. No pets please. Register in advance with leader: Tina MacPhail at tinamacphail@gmail.com.

Falls to Falls

Wed. May 16

Map 26: T=ModerateP=Medium.  Meet at 10:00 am at the Hogg’s Falls Parking lot at km 63.2  (N 44.285307, W 80.543091) 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.

*** Lion’s Head Loop

Sat. May 19

Bruce Peninsula Map 38: T=Moderate to StrenuousP=Medium.  Meet at 9:00 am in the parking lot beside Meaford Hall to carpool to Bruce Trail parking in Lion’s Head Bruce Peninsula (km 81.1) for a 16 km loop hike. Bring lunch, snacks and water. Register with leader: Marg Yaraskavitch 705-888-7686 or margyarask@rogers.com.

Beaver Valley Ski Hills and Cross Valley

Thurs. May 24

Map 26: T=Moderate/StrenuousP=Medium.  Meet at 10 am at Ed’s house (194700 Grey Rd 13) near km 50. Carpool to Beaver Valley Ski Club lower parking lot off Grey Rd 30. Climb the Valley Crossover side trail and then go south on the main trail to the Campbell’s/Graham’s Hill Side Trail and then north on the main trail back to Ed’s house. Distance about 8 km. Register with leader: Ed Stedman 519-924-0264 or estedman92@gmail.com.

Loree Loop

Tues. May 29

Map 24: T=EasyP=Medium.  Meet at 1:30 pm on the 21st Sideroad parking area for a 6.7 km hike. Starting on the unopened road allowance, this hike will use the Len Gertler Side Trail and then the main trail through Loree Forest. Register with leader: Audrey Woods-Dobie 519-538-1567. Potluck event to follow this hike is cancelled.