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Beaver Valley Club Hikes

Hikers along the Falling Water Trail section of the Bruce Trail in Beaver Valley. Photo Marg Yaraskavitch 2018.

Hiking happens in the Beaver Valley in all four seasons. The Club runs organized hikes weekdays and weekends. New hikers are welcome to join any of the Club’s organized hikes. Membership is not required to participate.

Hikes vary in length and level of difficulty; most are moderately-paced. Terrain and walking-speed are indicated for all organized hikes. Review the Hike Rating System. Hike participants must be able to complete the specified length of the hike within their own ability or with help from their own support person within the time allowed. Check Participant Guidelines to arrive prepared to hike.

Hiking Schedules

Hike schedules are available online only. Check back regularly for updates to the hiking schedules. Updates to posted schedules will be highlighted in red. Remember to click the page reload button on your browser to bring up the most recent version!

Each scheduled hike includes a link to the designated meeting location on Google Maps.

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.

This is true for routes west from Grey Rd 7 in the Beaver Valley to the top of the Niagara Escarpment, such as Sideroad 13A, north of Kimberley, and Sideroad 16C, south of Epping. Access these meet locations from 7th Line only. Be aware that sections of Sideroad 7A west from Grey Rd. 7 and Sideroad 7B east from Grey Rd. 13 (north of Kimberley) have no winter maintenance.

Find organized hikes for all the Bruce Trail Clubs.

Participant Guidelines

  1. All kms. mentioned are according to maps in Edition 29 of The Bruce Trail Reference.
  2. Please arrive 10 minutes before start of hike.
  3. Participants are expected to wear appropriate attire for the weather and the terrain. In summer, sturdy footwear is necessary. In winter, snowshoes or icers/crampons are needed when conditions dictate. It is a good idea to bring these items if there is snow on the ground and the hike leader will advise you as to the best footwear for the day. Hiking poles are a good idea in any season, especially if the terrain is rocky or slippery. Wearing appropriate clothing and footwear prevents injuries and shows consideration for a safe and positive group hiking experience.
  4. Always carry I.D. and your health card.
  5. For spring and summer hikes bring sunscreen, insect repellent and water.
  6. Please leave dogs at home.

Hike Rating System

Terrain (T): Easy: Mostly flat and good footing
Moderate: Some hills and/or some poor footing
Strenuous: Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing
Pace (P): Leisurely: 3 km/hr or less Medium: 3-4 km/hr
Brisk: 4-5 km/hr Fast: 5+ km/hr