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Hike Schedule

Guidelines for Hikers

  • Check the weather forecast and dress accordingly. Layers are the most practical. Raingear, sun and insect protection are also essential.

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  • Waterproof hiking shoes or boots are recommended.

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  • Trekking poles can be helpful, particularly if you have any problems with your balance. They also take pressure off your knees and may spare them some wear and tear.

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  • Bring food and water. We recommend two litres of water for regular hikes and three litres for long, challenging hikes in the summer.

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The What3Words app makes it easy to find, share and save precise locations and can provide lifesaving assistance if you require it during a hike. Consider downloading it to any device that you take with you in unfamiliar territory.

Also

1.  “Bring a Snack”( generally on hikes under 9 km) indicates that there will be a break for a few minutes for refreshments.“Bring a lunch” ( hikes over 9 km) indicates a longer stop for refreshments ( may be shorter in winter).

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2.  Anyone choosing to leave a hike before the end must be accompanied by another hiker.

3.  No dogs are allowed on hikes. (Service dogs are permitted.)

4.  Please arrive at least 10 minutes before the advertised hike departure time.

NOT A MEMBER?  You are welcome to try out our club on any hike.  Be sure to contact the hike leader just in case there have been last minute changes.  We look forward to hiking with you!

GHTA Hike Difficulty Rating Guide 

PACE

  • Leisurely - 2-3 km/hr

  • Moderate - 3-4.5 km/hr

  • Fast - 4.5 km/hr and over

Not a Member?  You are welcome to try out our club on any hike.  Be sure to contact the hike leader just in case there have been last minute changes.  We look forward to hiking with you!

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EASY RATING

Well defined trails, gentle inclines. Hiking boots and poles optional. Suitable for beginners. 

Moderate Rating

MODERATE RATING

Generally on trail. May be hilly, some rough spots or obstacles. Boots and poles recommended. 

Difficult Rating

DIFFICULT RATING

Rough terrain. May include bushwhacking, steep sections, long climbs and descents, beaver dams or other obstacles, rock scrambling. Boots and poles essential, and a high level of fitness.  Long pants and sleeves recommended. 

PRHC FALL SCHEDULE - 2023

 

Saturday, Sep 23 <EASY> 7.5 km

Racetrack Rd/ Rose Rd 

Description: Paved rural roads. Leaving 9:30 am from the Hwy 18/401 commuter parking lot (Burnham St) for possible carpooling OR Meet and park at the trailhead on Racetrack Rd near Ferguson Rd at 9:40 am

Bring a snack and drink. Contact Hilda

ted.hilda.vannetten@gmail.com 905 372 2395

 

Sunday, Sep 24 <MODERATE PLUS> 11.2 km

Creighton’s Hill/Boyle Rd

Description: Hilly roads and road allowance. Meet and park at 9:30 am at the trailhead on Shelter Valley Rd near Boyle Rd. It is not advisable to approach via Boyle Rd since it is very rough and steep towards King Rd. Use Shelter Valley Rd.

Bring a lunch and drink. Contact Jay

jayg_sherwin@yahoo.ca 905 396 3895

Wednesday, Sep 27 <EASY> 5.8 km

Canton area, Kellogg Rd

Description: Rural paved roads which pass apple orchards, a horse farm and giant silos. Leaving 9:30 am from the Toronto Rd/401 commuter parking lot in Port Hope (possible carpooling) OR leaving 9:40 am from the trailhead on Massey Rd near Kellogg Rd. (North shoulder).

Bring a snack and drink. Contact Darryl

darryl4t2@gmail.com 905 373 2463

 

Saturday, Sep 30 <EASY> 11.4 km

Wilmot Creek Waterfront Trail

Description: City roads, waterfront paved-path and forest trails. Leaving 9:30 am from the Toronto Rd/401 commuter parking lot in Port Hope. (Taking Hwy 401 to Newcastle, exit 440, Mill St. S). Bring a lunch and drink. Contact Jan

janhike27@gmail.com (email preferred) 905 375 8188

 

Sunday, Oct 01 <MODERATE> 8 km

Canton area, Dodds Rd 

Description: Forest trail, rural roads and a section on the Ganaraska Trail. Leaving 9:30 am from the Toronto Rd/401 commuter parking lot in Port Hope (possible carpooling) OR 9:40 am from the trailhead at the end of Dodds Rd. (Off Hwy 10).

W3W address: elaborated.spoiling.accountants

Bring a snack and drink. Contact Darryl

darryl4t2@gmail.com 905 373 2463

 

Wednesday,  October 4 <MODERATE> 11.2 km

Rice Lake Views and Donkey Sanctuary

Description: Scenic view of Rice Lake, rural paved roads and one road allowance. Leaving 9:30 am from the trailhead at the Northumberland Forest Carstairs parking lot about 550 meters east of Beagle Club Rd.

Bring a lunch and drink. Contact Jay 

jayg_sherwin@yahoo.ca 905 396 3895

 

Saturday, Oct 07 <MODERATE> 10 km

Hike the wooded hills, railroad right-of-way and unmaintained roads around Bruce’s house. Come back for homemade soup, bread and cheese at his home.

Leaving 9:30 am from the Toronto Rd/Hwy 401 commuter parking lot in Port Hope OR Meet at Bruce’s house, 6221 Campbell Rd at 9:45 am

Bring a light snack and drink. Contact Bruce Williamson

bwilliamson@xplornet.ca 905-753-2602

Sunday, Oct 08 <MODERATE> 7.2 km

Northumberland Forest, Elderberry, Dragonfly, Stonewall

Description: Forest trails, mostly single-track. Leaving 9:30 am from the trailhead at the Carstairs parking lot on Bowmanton Rd, 0.5 km east of Beagle Club Rd.

Bring a snack/lunch and drink. Contact Jodi

jodi_dejong@yahoo.ca 905-269-5932

 

Wednesday, Oct 11 <MODERATE> 12.2 km

Ganaraska Trail, Knoxville Rd

Description: Forest trail from the 4th Line to just beyond the 6th Line, rural roads and unmaintained roads. The trailhead is on Knoxville Rd just north of the 6th Line – beside the cemetery. Leaving 9:30 am from the Toronto Rd/401 commuter parking lot in Port Hope (possible carpooling). OR 9:45 am from the trailhead.  

Bring a lunch and drink. Contact Stan

stanmuldoon@hotmail.com 289-691-3275

 

Saturday, Oct 14 <MODERATE> 9.5 km

Centreton area, Diemo Rd

Description: Rural roads and road allowances. Leaving 9:30 am from the Hwy 45/401 commuter parking lot in Cobourg (carpooling) OR Meet and park at the trailhead on Diemo Rd near Newton Rd at 9:50 am. 

Bring a lunch and drink. Contact Bill

bill_zeran@live.ca (underline after `bill’)  905-207-2399

 

Sunday, Oct 15 <MODERATE> 12 km

Northumberland Forest, Green Loop, Morris, Bowmanton & Dunbar Rd

Description: Forest access roads and trails. Leaving 9:30 am from the trailhead at the Beagle Club Rd parking lot.

Bring a lunch and drink. Contact Stan

stanmuldoon@hotmail.com 289-691-3275  

 

October 16 – 21 VARIOUS LEVELS and DISTANCES

Hiking in the beautiful Frontenac Provincial Park, one hour north of Kingston. A short and a long hike will be offered each day. People can join us for as many or as few hikes as they want. Staying at the Snug Harbour Resort in comfortable housekeeping cottages just outside the park from the 16th – 20th (5 nights). Check out their website (www.snugharbour.on.ca). Non-hikers can relax by the lake, canoe, do day trips to local villages or even spend a day in Kingston.

Contact: John Oyston at johnpoyston@gmail.com 416-998-1292

 

Wednesday, Oct 18 <EASY> 7.3 km 

Bewdley area East, Rice Lake Conservation Area

Description: Paved rural roads and forest trail. Leaving 9:30 am from the trailhead at the Bewdley Overflow parking lot on the west side of Rice Lake Drive, entrance opposite Cavan Rd.

Bring a snack and a drink. Contact Susan

susan3deane@gmail.com 289-251-2352

 

Saturday, Oct 21

Oct 04 <MODERATE> 9 km

Black Oak Savanna and Minnetonka Rd Loop

Description: Rural roads and fields. Leaving 9:30 am from the Hwy 45/401 commuter parking lot (possible carpooling). OR Meet at the trailhead at Alderville Black Oak Savanna parking lot at 10:00 am. (Savanna portion to be confirmed)

Bring a snack/lunch and drink. Contact Jay

jayg_sherwin@yahoo.ca 905 396 3895

Sunday, Oct 22 <MODERATE> 11.5 km

Northumberland Forest, Flying Squirrel, Fisher and Ridge Rd 

Description: Forest trails, mostly single-track and access road. Leaving 9:30 am from the trailhead at the Beagle Club parking lot.

Bring a lunch and drink. Contact Jodi

jodi_dejong@yahoo.ca 905-269-5932

 

Wednesday, Oct 25 <MODERATE> 12.5 km

Presqu’ile Provincial Park

Description: Open and forested trails beside Lake Ontario. Flat terrain. Note that there is a day-use parking fee. Leaving 9:30 am from the Hwy 45/401 commuter parking lot for possible carpooling.

Bring a lunch and a drink. Contact Stan

stanmuldoon@hotmail.com 289-691-3275  

 

Saturday, Oct 28 <MODERATE> 11.4 km

Speechly Rd Loop

Description: Paved rural roads and forest trail. Leaving 9:30 am from the Hwy 45/401 commuter parking lot in Cobourg OR Meet and park at the trailhead on Wilson Dr near Noble Rd. at 9:50 am

Bring a lunch and drink. Contact Bill

bill_zeran@live.ca 905-207-2399 (underline after Bill)

 

 

Sunday, Oct 29 <MODERATE PLUS> 13.5 km

Perrytown, Tinkerville Rd

Description: Paved rural roads, unmaintained road and forest trails. Leaving 9:30 am from the Toronto Rd/Hwy 401 commuter parking lot in Port Hope. OR Meet and park at the trailhead on Grist Mill Rd just below the 7th Line, at 9:40 am

Bring a lunch and a drink. Contact Melissa

me.holmes@hotmail.com 905-375-9033

 

Wednesday, Nov 01 <MODERATE>    9.8 km

Baltimore area, Hickerson Rd

Description: A mix of forest trail, road allowance, rural roads and highway. Meet and park by 9:30 am at 3023 Meyers Rd S, near McMann Rd (Jay’s place). Soup and snack at Jay’s following hike.

Bring a light snack and a drink. Contact Jay

jayg_sherwin@yahoo.ca 905 396 3895

 

Saturday, Nov 04 <EASY> 7.0 km

Morton Rd, Art Lang Rd

Description: Rural roads and forested road allowances. Leaving from the trailhead at 9:30 am at the end of the paved section of Whitney Howard Rd, opposite Phantom farm). W3W address: grunt.goats.sieved

Bring a snack and drink. Contact Susan

susan3deane@gmail.com 289-251-3125

 

Sunday, Nov 05 <MODERATE> 12 km

Goodrich Loomis Conservation Area

Description: Mixed-forest trails and grassland north of Brighton.

EARLY START - Leaving 9:00 am from the Hwy 45/401 commuter parking lot in Cobourg for possible carpooling. OR Meet at the trailhead at 9:50 am - the Conservation Area parking lot near the intersection of Loomis Rd and Pinewood School Rd, Codrington. (Being repeated Wed, Nov 22 by Jodi)

Bring a lunch and drink. Contact Melissa Holmes

me.holmes@hotmail.com 905-375-9033

Wednesday, Nov 08 <MODERATE> 5 km

Massey Rd-Clouston Rd Loop

Description: Paved roads and forest trail. Leaving 9:30 am from the Hwy 45/401 commuter parking lot for possible carpooling. OR Meet at the trailhead at 9:45 am  on Massey Rd near Clouston Rd (in front of St. Anne’s Spa)

Bring a snack and drink. Contact Cynthia 

planetwarn@gmail.com 416-694-7901

 

Saturday, Nov 11 <MODERATE> 11 km  

Millbrook Valley Trails

Description: Mostly forest trails, but includes Needler’s Mill Dam picnic area, a creek, an MNR trout pond and a railbed overpass. Trailhead is the Old Millbrook School parking lot on Dufferin St in Millbrook. 

(W3W address: unused.lace.alleyway). Lunch at a trout pond.

Leaving 9:30 am from the Toronto Rd/Hwy 401 commuter parking lot in Port Hope for carpooling. OR Meet and park at the trailhead at 9:50 am

Bring a lunch and drink. Contact Darryl

darryl4t2@gmail.com 905 373 2463    

 

Sunday, Nov 12 <MODERATE> 11 km

Rose Rd -Minifie Rd Loop

Description: Mostly paved rural roads, some highway and one off-road section (about 1.0 km). Very scenic. Includes some significant hills. 

Meet at the Hwy 45/401 commuter parking lot at 9:30 am for possible carpooling OR Park at the trailhead by 9:45 am, on Rose Rd near Ferguson Rd. (south shoulder).

Bring a lunch and drink. Contact Lee

lwakelin@hotmail.com 905-376-3468

 

Wednesday, Nov 15 <MODERATE> 13.0 km

Racetrack Rd, east of Precious Corners

Description: Paved county roads and one small off-road section. Leaving 9:30 am from the Toronto Rd/Hwy 401 commuter parking lot in Port Hope. OR Meet and park at the trailhead on Racetrack Rd just above Dale Rd at 9:45 am.

Bring a lunch and a drink. Contact Jay

jayg_sherwin@yahoo.ca 905 396 3895

Saturday, Nov 18 <MODERATE PLUS> 10.0 km

Ganaraska Forest, Stone House Rd

Description: Rural roads, forest trails and hydro right-of-way. Trailhead is on Stone House Rd near County Rd 9. Leaving 9:30 am from the Toronto Rd/Hwy401 commuter parking lot in Port Hope OR from the trailhead at 9:50 am.

Bring a lunch and drink. Contact Bill

bill_zeran@live.ca 905-207-2399 (underline after Bill)

 

Sunday, Nov 19 <MODERATE> 11.0 km

Morton Rd, Canning Rd

Description: Paved roads and one unmaintained road through a forested area. Leaving 9:30 am from the Toronto Rd/Hwy 401 commuter parking lot in Port Hope for carpooling. OR Meet and park at the trailhead at 9:45 am at the bottom of Jamieson Rd, (east shoulder). 

Bring a lunch and drink. Contact Lee

lwakelin@hotmail.com 905-376-3468

 

Wednesday, Nov 22 <MODERATE> 12 km

Goodrich Loomis Conservation Area

Description: Mixed-forest trails and grassland north of Brighton.

EARLY START - Leaving 9:00 am from the Hwy 45/401 commuter parking lot in Cobourg for possible carpooling. OR Meet at the trailhead at 9:50 am - the Conservation Area parking lot near the intersection of Loomis Rd and Pinewood School Rd, Codrington. 

Bring a lunch and drink. Contact Jodi

jodi_dejong@yahoo.ca 905-269-5932

 

Saturday, Nov 25 <EASY PLUS> 5.7 km

Canton area, Knoxville Rd/Jamieson Rd

Description: Paved roads, road allowance. Quite hilly. Trailhead is on the 6th Line, just west of Knoxville Rd. Leaving from the trailhead at 9:30 am. 

Bring a snack and a drink. Contact Hilda

ted.hilda.vannetten@gmail.com 905-372-2395

 

Sunday, Nov 26 <MODERATE> 12.5 km 

Bewdley area south, Vimy Ridge

Description: Rural roads, unmaintained roads and a forest trail. Leaving 9:30 am from the trailhead at the Bewdley Overflow parking lot on the west side of Rice Lake Drive, entrance opposite Cavan Rd.

Bring a lunch and drink. Contact Susan

susan3deane@gmail.com 289-251-3125

 

Wednesday, Nov 29 <MODERATE> 10.5 km

Oak Heights area, Hogan Rd

Description: Unmaintained and unpaved rural roads and forest trails. Leaving 9:30 am from the Hwy 45/401 commuter parking lot (possible carpooling). OR Meet at the trailhead at 9:50 am on Ferguson Rd near Hwy 29

Bring a lunch and drink. Contact Jan

janhike27@gmail.com (email preferred) 905-375-8188

 

Saturday, Dec 02 

AGM (ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING)

Details to be announced

Are you interested in leading hikes? Training is available. Please speak with the hike leader or send us a message under Contact Us"

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