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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. 

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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. 

SPRING SCHEDULE 2024

Saturday, June 22 <MODERATE> 8 km 

Morris Rd, Bowmanton Rd

Mostly single-track forest trails

Leaving 9:30 am from the Hwy 45/401 commuter parking lot (carpooling). OR Meet and park at 9:45 am at the Morris Trailhead parking lot on Hwy 45, just south of Beagle Club Rd.

W3W address: pounce.curtain.leftovers    Bring a snack and drink. 

Contact: Jan at 905 375 8188 or janhike27@gmail.com

 

Sunday, June 23 <EASY> 5 km CANCELLED due to prediction of thunderstorms.

Hazel Bird Nature Reserve

Mostly open field trails.

Meet and park 9:30 am at the Hazel Bird parking lot, 9639 Beavermeadow Rd. East, Baltimore. 

W3W address: bronzes.earlier.gains    Bring a snack and drink.

Contact John at 416 998 1292 or johnpoyston@gmail.com

 

Wednesday, June 26 <MODERATE Plus> 13 km

North’d forest, Green Trail

Single-track forest trail

Leaving 9:30 am from Beagle Club parking lot on Beagle Club Rd, off of Hwy 45. 

W3W address: billboards.advert.superhero    Bring a lunch and drink

Contact: Jodi at 905 269 5932 or jodi@whereisgrandma.com

 

Saturday, June 29 <MODERATE> 10.5 km

North’d forest, Elderberry, Dragonfly, Stonewall

Leaving 9:30 am from Beagle Club parking lot on Beagle Club Rd (off Hwy 45). 

W3W address: billboards.advert.superhero    Bring a lunch and a drink

Contact: Jodi at 905 269 5932 or jodi@whereisgrandma.com

 

Sunday, June 30 No hike.

Preparing for Canada Day. 

 

Monday, Jul 01  Take Part in the Cobourg Canada Day Parade.  Meet at the Orange Hall Parking lot on the corner of University and Ontario streets in Cobourg at  10:30 a.m. Monday July 1. The parade ends at Donegan Park in the east end of Cobourg.  We should be finished by 1 p.m.

Wednesday, July 03: <EASY> about 4.5 km

Cobourg EVENING town walk

Meet and park at the Northumberland Mall entrance, just east of the Metro store. Leaving 6:30 pm. From the mall. Duration about 1.5 hours.

Optional finish at CJ’s pub

Bring water.

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

Wednesday, July 17: EVENING walk,  3 - 5 km walk. <EASY>  6:30 p.m.  Meet at Northumberland Heights Spa (795 Northumberland Heights Road, Haldimand Township) for a walk around the groomed trails of the Northumberland Heights Spa property and follow the walk up with snacks and a drink on the patio overlooking Lake Ontario.  jayg_sherwin@yahoo.ca    905 396 3895 

Wednesday, Jul 31: <EASY> about 6 km

Cobourg EVENING town walk

Pebble Beach

Leaving at 7:00 pm from the front of Victoria Hall, 55 King Street West, Cobourg.

Optional finish at a local pub

Bring water.

Contact: Marcella at 705 653 3433 or marcelladegraaf2013@gmail.com

 

Wednesday, Aug 14: <EASY Plus> about 5 km

Port Hope EVENING town walk

Downtown East

Leaving from the Port Hope City Hall parking area at 6:30 pm

Optional finish at a local pub

Bring water.

Contact Darryl at  705-653-7652 or darryl4t2@gmail.com

 

Wednesday, Aug 28: <EASY> about 6 km

Cobourg EVENING town walk

Coverdale Park

City streets and parks

Leaving at 6:30 pm from the front of Victoria Hall, 55 King Street West, Cobourg.

Optional finish at a local pub

Bring water.

Contact Susan at 289 251 3125 or susan3deane@gmail.com

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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