Hiking Schedules

Early snow for hikers on Bruce Trail in Beaver Valley section

Hiking happens in the Beaver Valley in all four seasons. The Club runs organized hikes on weekdays and weekends, posting a schedule for an entire season. Click on the links below to view our schedule of hikes by month or the entire season. Note that any updates to the posted schedules will be clearly highlighted with red ink.

New hikers are welcome to join any of the Club’s organized hikes.

Hikes vary in length and level of difficulty and 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 our Participant Guidelines to arrive prepared to hike.

Join us for Soup’s On or Potluck get-togethers that follow some of the hikes. Check Hiking Schedules listed below for these events. Potluck participants bring a main dish or a salad or a dessert to share (minimum of 6 servings). Participants are asked to bring their own dishes, cutlery, glass and drink of choice. Potlucks will be held even if outing is cancelled.

Note that there will be a change to the Hike Schedule information.

The Fall 2017 Season Schedule will be the final published regular four-month Hike and Special Activities Schedule by our Club. Beginning January 2018, hikes schedules and special activities will be available here only in the monthly format. Notices for hikes and special activities will also be posted on our Facebook page.

Fall 2017 Season Schedule at-a-Glance

Visit the Bruce Trail for details about organized hikes in the other Bruce Trail Clubs.

Participant Guidelines

  1. All kms. mentioned are according to maps in The Bruce Trail Reference, Edition 28 for hikes up to the end of August, then Edition 29 beginning in September.
  2. Please arrive 10 minutes before start of hike.
  3. Hike participants are expected to wear sturdy footwear.
  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