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.

  • Waterproof hiking shoes or boots are recommended.

  • 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.

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

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.

Ratings for Level of Difficulty 

 

  • Easy: Well-defined trails and/or roads, gentle inclines. Hiking boots not required but trails may be wet.

  • Moderate: Generally on trails and/or roads; may be hilly with some rough spots or obstacles. Boots and poles are recommended.

  • Moderate Plus: Generally on trails; rough terrain and/or steep sections and/or long climbs and descents. Boots and poles are highly recommended. 

  • Challenging: Rough terrain, one or more of extensive bushwhacking, steep sections, long climbs and descents, beaver dams or other obstacles, or rock scrambling. Boots and poles are essential; long pants and long sleeves recommended. 

 

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).

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. 

Spring/Summer 2022 Hikes

 

Wednesday, May 25; <MODERATE> 7 or 13 Km

Richardson’s Lookout modified

Leaving Home Hardware P.H. parking lot at 9:30 am or meet at the trailhead at 9:50 am at the corner of Oak Hill Rd and Walker Rd.

What3words address: remembers.backpack.marvel 

Bring a lunch and drink. Contact Stan at 289 691 3275

 

Saturday, May 28; <MODERATE> 7 or 14 Km

Eddystone Loop with frying pan extension – Vernonville area

Leaving from the Hwy 45/401 commuter parking lot at 9:30 am OR meet at the trailhead – the first unmaintained road on the east side of Broomfield about 1.2 Km south of Centreton Rd; (Hwy 22). 

Bring a lunch and drink. Contact Jim at 905 376 3552

 

Sunday, May 29; <EASY> 6 Km

Rural roads south of Gore’s Landing

9:30 am meeting where Eagleson Road meets Minifie Road. What3words coordinate: grandstand.wasp.mailing

Bring a snack and drink. Contact Hilda at 905 372 2395 or ted.hilda.vannetten@gmail.com

 

Wednesday, June 01; <MODERATE> 8 Km

Lakeview Park, Waterfront Trail, Oshawa to Thickson Woods, Whitby

(This is an end-to-end hike requiring a car shuttle. Initial parking at the Thickson Woods parking lot in Whitby to drop off some cars, then driving to the trailhead at Lakeview Park, Simcoe St. South, Oshawa) 

Leaving Home Hardware P.H. parking lot at 9:30 am;

Bring lunch and drink. Contact John at 905 885 8776 or jkurowski@sympatico.ca

 

Saturday, June 04; <MODERATE> 15 Km

Bethany South loop

Meet at the Home Hardware P.H. parking lot and carpool at 9:00 am [EARLY]. OR Leaving from the corner of Hwy 7A and Cty Rd 38 at 9:50 am.

Bring a lunch and drink. Contact Melissa at 905 375 9033 or me.holmes@hotmail.com

 

Sunday, June 05; <EASY> 5 Km

Sylvan Glen Conservation Area – Canton return

Meet and park at 9:30 am; at the Sylvan Glen parking lot on the west side of Sylvan Glen Rd.

Bring snack and drink. Contact Heather at 416 457 8730 or briant.heather@gmail.com

 

Wednesday, June 08; <MODERATE PLUS> 15 Km

Red Cloud Cemetery and Salt Creek Nature Conservancy

Rural roads and some bush whacking at Salt Creek.

Meet at the Hwy 45/401 commuter parking lot and carpool at 9:00 am [EARLY]. OR meet at the trailhead, at the corner of Porter Rd and Cty Rd 29, east of Burnley at 9:30 am

Bring a lunch and drink. Contact Jay at 905 396 3895 or jayg_sherwin@yahoo.ca

 

Saturday, June 11; <EASY> 5-6 Km

Back Lanes and River Walk in Port Hope

Meet and park at the Home Hardware P.H. parking lot at 9:30 am

Bring a snack and drink. Contact Jan at 905 375 8188 or jan.e@sympatico.ca

 

Sunday, June 12; <MODERATE> 10 or 14 Km

Burleytown Loop through Kennedy Farm, Vernonville area

Leaving from the Hwy 45/401 commuter parking lot at 9:30 am OR meet at the trailhead – the first unmaintained road on the east side of Gleason’s Corner Rd about 0.7 Km south of Centreton Rd (Hwy 22).

Bring a lunch and drink. Contact Jim at 905 376 3552

 

Wednesday, June 15; <MODERATE> 11 Km

Cold Springs west

Leaving Home Hardware P.H. parking lot at 9:30 am OR meet at the trailhead at the corner of Bowman Rd and McBride Rd.

What3words address: revolt.emigrated.intruding

Bring a lunch and drink. Contact Darryl at 905 373 2463 or darryl4t2@gmail.com

 

Saturday, June 18: <MODERATE> 11 Km

Waterfront Trail from Bond Head to Samuel Wilmot Nature Area, Newcastle

(An out-and-back hike)

Leaving Home Hardware P.H. parking lot at 9:30 am OR meet at the trailhead at the Bond Head parking lot across from the marina at 10:00 am

Bring a lunch and drink. Contact John at 905 885 8776 or jkurowski@sympatico.ca

 

Sunday, June 19; <EASY> 7 Km

Rural roads near the Port Hope Solar Farm (NEW)

Meet and park at 9:30 am at the corner of Mail Rd; and Willow Beach Rd.

Bring a snack and drink. Contact Jim at 905 436 2499 or calborne@gmail.com

 

Wednesday, June 22; <MODERATE> 10 Km

Northumberland Forest, Red Trail, Oak Ridges Trail and forest roads

Leaving Home Hardware P.H. parking lot at 9:30 am; OR 10:00 am leaving from the parking lot off Beagle Club Rd; about 10 Km north of Cobourg

Bring a lunch and drink. Contact Bob at 905 885 1420 or mb.short@sympatico.ca

 

Saturday, June 25; <MODERATE> 15 Km

Oak Ridges Trail in the Ganaraska Forest (an out-and-back hike)

Leaving Home Hardware parking lot at 9:30 am

Bring a lunch and drink. Contact Stan at 289 691 3275

 

Sunday, June 26; <EASY> 5.4 Km 

Racetrack Rd. to Ball’s Mill Conservation Area [NEW]

Leaving from the corner of Racetrack Rd and Crossen Rd at 9:30 am

What3words address: recall.carriages.sieved

Bring a snack and drink. Contact Hilda at 905 372 2395 or ted.hilda.vannetten@gmail.com

 

Wednesday, June 29; <MODERATE> 9 Km

Alnwick Hill and Bowmanton Rd

Loop hike with a panhandle

Meet at the Hwy 45/401 commuter parking lot and carpool at 9:15 am [EARLY]. OR meet at the trailhead at the Hazel Bird Conservation Area parking lot, 9639 Beavermeadow Rd East, at 9:30 am

Bring a snack and drink. Contact Jay at 905 396 3895

 

Friday, July 01; <EASY> about 1.5 Km

Canada Day Parade, Cobourg

Time tba

Contact Jay at 905 396 3895 or jayg_sherwin@yahoo.ca

 

Wednesday, July 06: <EASY> about 5 Km

Cobourg EVENING town walk

Leaving from the Scotiabank entrance to the Northumberland Mall at 7:00 pm

Optional finish at a local pub

Bring water. Contact Ron at 905 372 6101 or oboron@sympatico.ca

 

Wednesday, July 20: <EASY> about 4 Km

Port Hope EVENING town walk

Leaving from the P.H. City Hall parking area at 6:30 pm

Optional finish at a local pub (Ganaraska Brewing Co.)

Bring water. Contact Darryl at 905 393 2463 or darryl4t2@gmail.com

 

Wednesday, Aug 03: <EASY> about 5 Km

Cobourg EVENING town walk

Leaving from the Scotiabank entrance to the Northumberland Mall at 6:00 pm

Optional finish at CJ’s (beside Fraser Ford)

Bring water. Contact Bill at 905 207 2399 or bill_zeran@live.ca

 

Wednesday, Aug 17: <MODERATE> about 4 Km

Port Hope EVENING town walk – Monkey Mountain

Leaving from the P.H. City Hall parking area at 6:30 pm

Optional finish at a local pub

Bring water. Contact Jay at 905 396 3895 or jayg_sherwin@yahoo.ca

 

Wednesday, Aug 31: <EASY> about 5 Km

Cobourg EVENING town walk

Leaving from the Scotiabank entrance to the Northumberland Mall at 6:30 pm

Optional finish at a local pub

Bring water. Contact Doug at 705 933 1591 or dsmith50@live.ca

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