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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. 

PRHC WINTER SCHEDULE 2024

Saturday, Mar 09 <MODERATE> 10.7 km

Baltimore area, The Scots Line

Paved rural roads

Leaving 9:30 am from the Hwy 45/401 commuter parking lot (carpooling) OR Leaving 9:45 am from the trailhead on Wilson Dr near Noble Rd.

Bring a lunch and drink. Contact Bill at 905-207-2399 or bill_zeran@live.ca

    

Sunday, Mar 10 <MODERATE> 11 km

Morton Rd/Canning Rd area

Paved roads and one unmaintained road through a forested area.

Leaving 9:30 am from the Hwy 18/401 commuter parking lot on Burnham St.  (carpooling). OR meet at the trailhead at 9:45 am on Morton Rd near Vimy Ridge.

Bring a lunch and drink. Contact Melissa at 905-242-6114 or me.holmes@hotmail.com

 

Saturday, Mar 16 <MODERATE> 10.5 km

Oak Heights area, Hogan Rd

Rural roads, unmaintained roads and forest trails.

Leaving 9:30 am from the Hwy45/401 commuter parking lot (carpooling) OR from the trailhead on Ferguson Rd near Hwy 29.

Bring a lunch and drink. Contact Cynthia at 416-694-7901

 

Sunday, Mar 17 <EASY> 4.5 km

(NEW) Bonebakker Nature Reserve. A snow shoe hike if conditions allow. If insufficient snow, a walk over the Trust property followed by a loop hike on Wilson Dr and The Scots Line.

Leaving 9:30 am from the Hwy45/401 commuter parking lot (carpooling) OR 10:00 am Meet and park on Wilson Dr near Noble Rd.

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

 

Saturday, Mar 23 < MODERATE > 11 km

Lilac Valley Rd-Isaac Rd

Paved rural roads and roadside path.

Leaving 9:30 am from the Hwy 45/401 commuter parking lot, (carpooling). OR meet at the trailhead – Northumberland Forest’s Carstairs Tract parking lot on Bowmanton Rd, 0.5 km east of Beagle Club Rd at 9:50 am. 

W3W address: radically.brownish.cherishes

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

 

Sunday, Mar 24 <EASY> 8 km

Bewdley area south, Donaldson Rd

Paved roads and forest trail.

Leaving 9:30 am from the trailhead at the Bewdley overflow parking lot on Rice Lake Drive. (Entrance opposite Cavan Rd). 

Bring a snack and drink. Contact Jan at 905-375-8188 or janhike27@gmail.com

 

Saturday, Mar 30 <EASY> 9.4 km

Vimy Ridge/Cavan Rd

Paved roads. 

Leaving 9:30 am from the trailhead on Little Rd S. near Vimy Ridge Rd.

Bring a snack and drink. Contact Cynthia at 416-694-7901

 

Sunday, Mar 31 

EASTER SUNDAY – NO HIKE

Wednesday, Apr 03 <MODERATE> 10.5 km

(NEW) Vernonville area/Eddystone 

Quiet rural roads and unmaintained road allowances. 

Meet at Hwy 45/401 commuter parking lot at 9:30 am (carpooling). OR at the trailhead on Joice Rd at Locke Rd east of Eddystone for a 10:00 am start.

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

 

Saturday, Apr 06 <MODERATE> 12.5 Km

Wicklow Rd, Telephone Rd

Rural roads and Hwy 2 for about 1.2 km

A lunch spot beside an animal farm (llamas, goats, donkeys, etc)

Leaving 9:30 am from the Hwy 45/401 commuter parking lot (carpooling) OR 9:50 am from the trailhead on Wicklow Rd, near Hwy 2.

Bring a lunch and drink. Contact Bill at 905-207-2399 or bill_zeran@live.ca

Sunday, Apr 07< EASY> 6 km

Eagleson/Beaver Meadow Rd

Rural roads south of Gores Landing

Leaving 9:30 am from the Hwy 45/401 commuter parking lot (carpooling) OR 9:45 am from the trailhead on Eagleson Rd near Minifie Rd.

W3W address: compulsory.foreground.glaring

Bring a snack and drink.

Contact Hilda at 905-372-2395 or ted.hilda.vannetten@gmail.com

 

Wednesday, Apr 10 <EASY plus> 7 km

Marsh Rd - Baulch Rd - Rapley Blvd

In and around Lakeshore area. Paved roads with a section of forested area

9:30 am Meet and park at the Home Hardware on Toronto Rd in Port Hope.

Hike begins and ends at the Home Hardware parking lot.

Bring a snack and drink. Contact Dixie at dixie.allen@ymail.com

 

Saturday, Apr 13 < MODERATE plus> 13 km

Tinkerville/Perrytown loop

Rural roads and forest trails

Leaving 9:30 am from the Toronto Rd /401 commuter parking lot in Port Hope (carpooling) OR meet at the trailhead on Grist Mill Rd just south of the 7th Line

W3W address: rail.ranging.relit 

Bring a lunch and drink. Contact Lee at 905-376-3468

 

Sunday, Apr 14 <MODERATE> 6.5 and 10 km  

(NEW) Shelter Valley and Vernonville area 

Township roads and unmaintained road allowances.

Leaving 9:30 am from the Hwy 45/401 commuter parking lot (carpooling) OR Meet at the trailhead on Boyle Rd, 1 km east of County Rd 23 for a 10:00 am start

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

 

Wednesday, Apr 17 <EASY> 8.5 km

Cornish Hollow

Paved roads and one short off-road section.

Leaving 9:30 am from the Hwy 18/401 commuter parking lot, Burnham Rd.

(carpooling). OR meet at the trailhead on Cornish Hollow Rd near Dale Rd (beside Lent’s cemetery).

Bring a snack and drink. Contact Jan at 905-375-8188 or janhike27@gmail.com

 

Saturday, Apr 20 <MODERATE> 8 or 16 km

Pat and Jack, Founders’ Hike

Mostly rural roads, plus an ORTA trail through the forest 

Leaving 9:30 am from the Toronto Rd/Hwy 401 commuter parking lot in Port Hope (carpooling) OR 9:50 am from the trailhead – the railway bridge on the 10th Line of Port Hope (about 1.5 km west of County Rd #10).

What3words address: soak.compressed.freezer

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

 

Sunday, Apr 21 <MODERATE> 10 km

Bethel Grove Rd/Glen Gavel Rd Loop

Paved and unmaintained roads

9:30 am Meet and park on Vic Lightle Rd, opposite the cemetery, just north of Bethel Grove Rd.

Bring a snack and drink. Contact Dixie at dixie.allen@ymail.com

 

Wednesday, Apr 24 <EASY plus> 9.5 km

EARTH WEEK, LITTER PICK-UP

Meet at the Toronto Rd/Hwy401 commuter parking lot in Port Hope at 9:30 am.

Join club members in cleaning up the Ganaraska Trail from downtown Port Hope to the Sylvan Glen Conservation Area. Bring work gloves and a drink. Snacks and refreshments afterwards at Stan and Jan’s house, 111 Bedford St. Port Hope

Contact Stan at 289-691-327500  

Saturday, Apr 27 <MODERATE> 12 km 

Ferris Provincial Park, Campbellford

Well-used trails, dirt roads and town roads.

Popular with tourists because of Ranney Falls, Ranny Gorge Suspension Bridge and the Chocolate Factory.

EARLY START: leaving 9:15 am from the Hwy 45/401 commuter parking lot for carpooling OR meet and park at 9:50 am at the trailhead - the Kennedy Park parking lot in Campbellford, where Saskatoon Ave meets Trent Dr.

Bring a lunch and drink. Contact Melissa at 905-242-6114 or me.holmes@hotmail.com

 

Sunday, Apr 28<MODERATE plus > 12 km

Millbrook Trails

Forest trails, mostly single-track and rural roads

Leaving 9:30 am from the Toronto Rd/Hwy 401 commuter parking lot in Port Hope (carpooling) OR meet at the trailhead on Zion Line, about 0.4 km west of the 4th Line Theatre at 9:55 am. 

W3W address: zipper.boil.luge

Bring a lunch and drink. Contact Lee at 905-376-3468

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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