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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. 

Winter 2023 Hikes

 

Saturday, Feb 04 MODERATE> 8.5 km

Bewdley area South

Mostly paved road with some off-road trail.  Hiking poles helpful.

9:30 am Leaving from Home Hardware P.H. parking lot OR 9:50 am Meet and park at the Bewdley overflow parking lot. (Entrance opposite Cavan Rd.).

Bring a snack and drink.  All are welcome to warm up with refreshments at Rhinos Restaurant in Bewdley following the hike."

Contact Stan at 289-691-3275, or stanmuldoon@ hotmail.com

 

Sunday, Feb 05 <MODERATE> 11.5 Km

Eastern Area of Rural Port Hope

9:30 am Leaving from Home Hardware P.H. parking lot OR 9:45 am Meet and park at the trailhead (on the 5th Line, west of Knoxville Rd). 

Bring a lunch and drink. Contact Susan at 289-251-3125

Or susan3deane@gmail.com    what3words: splintered.honeycomb.tuesdays

 

Saturday, Feb 11 <EASY> 7.3 km - New Bridge!

Ganaraska Trail between 4th & 5th of Hope Twp., there and back.

9:30 am meet and park on 4th Line, Hope Township.  what3words TBA

Bring a snack & drink.

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

Sunday, Feb 12 <MODERATE> 10 km

Camborne area roads

9:30 am Meet and park on Williamson Rd just north of Bickle Hill Rd

Bring a lunch and drink. Contact Heather at 416-457-8730

 

Saturday, Feb 18 <MODERATE> 9 Km

Woodland section, Northumberland Forest, Sweet Fern Loop

9:30 am Leaving from the 45/401 commuter parking lot OR 10:00 am Meet at the trailhead - Woodland parking lot on Hwy 45. 

Bring a lunch and drink. Contact Jodi at 905-269-5932 or jodi_dejong@yahoo.com

 

Sunday, Feb 19 <MODERATE> 5 km

Bonebakker Nature Reserve (NEW). 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.

9:30 am Leaving from the 45/401 commuter parking lot 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, Feb 25 <EASY> 5 km

Oak Hills Farm

Leisurely guided walk near Bewdley

9:30 am Meet and park at 4945 Oak Hills Rd (0.8 km north of Oak Ridges Dr) 

Bring a snack and drink. Contact John at 416-998-1292

 

Sunday, Feb 26 <MODERATE> 11 km

Morton Rd/Canning Rd area

9:30 am Meet and park on Jamieson Rd near Kennedy Rd

Bring a lunch and drink. Contact Lee at 905-376-3468 or lwakelin@hotmail.com

 

Saturday, Mar 04 <EASY> 8 km

West Port Hope area

9:30 am Meet and park at the south end of Rapley Blvd (or on Rapley Blvd beside the park)

Bring a snack and drink. Contact Jan at 905-375-8188 

Sunday, Mar 05 <MODERATE> 9 km

Alnwick Hill Rd/Bowmanton Rd area

Loop hike with a panhandle.

9:30 am Leaving from the 45/401 commuter parking lot OR 10:00 am Meet and park at the Hazel Bird Nature Reserve parking lot, 9639 Beavermeadow Rd E.

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

 

Saturday, Mar 11 <MODERATE> 13 km

Bewdley area West

9:30 am Meet and park at the Bewdley overflow parking lot. (Entrance opposite Cavan Rd). What3words address: confer.snuggle.escalates

Bring a lunch and drink. Contact Susan at 289-251-3125 or susan3deane@gmail.com    

 

Sunday, Mar 12 <EASY> 8.5 km

Barrie Rd area north of Port Hope

Mostly road, with one Ganaraska Trail section.

9:30 am Meet and park on the south side of the 4th Line where the road takes a sharp bend (about 1.2 km east of Cty Rd #10 or 0.5 km west of Sylvan Glen). 

what3words address:  website.reject.willingly

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

 

Saturday, Mar 18 <EASY> 6 km

Kinglet Trail (NEW)

9:30 am Meet and park on Bowmanton Rd; near Bates Rd (about 0.8 km southwest of Isaac Rd) in front of a ski-doo club house. Possible snowshoe hike.

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

 

Sunday, Mar 19 <EASY> 5 km

Hazel Bird Nature Reserve

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

Bring a snack and drink. Contact John at 416-998-1292

Saturday, Mar 25 <EASY PLUS> 12.5 km

Rural roads northeast of Wicklow

9:30 am Leaving from Home Hardware P.H. parking lot OR 10:00 am at the trailhead on Wicklow Rd near Hwy #2.

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

 

Sunday, Mar 26 <EASY> 5 km

Crooked Creek area, Newtonville (NEW)

Mostly roads. Further details near the hike date.

Contact Jim 905-436-2499 or calborne@gmail.com

 

Saturday, Apr 01 <MODERATE> 9 km

Woodland tract, Northumberland Forest, Sweet Fern Loop  

9:30 am Leaving from the 45/401 commuter parking lot OR 10:00 am Meet at the trailhead - the Woodland parking lot on Hwy 45.

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

 

Sunday, Apr 02 <MODERATE> 8.3 Km

Osaca south area

Rural roads and off-road trail west of Hwy 65

9:30 am Meet and park at the trailhead – Runnals Rd, about 1.3 km north of the 4th Line. what3words address:  ditched.revivals.flowed

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

 

Wednesday, Apr 05 <MODERATE> 14 km

Rural roads southeast of Cold Springs

9:30 am Meet and park at the Cold Springs Memorial Hall (west side of County Rd 18, just north of Wallace Jibb Rd)

Bring a lunch and drink. Contact Stan at 905-885-9310

 

Saturday, Apr 08 <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 lunch and drink. Contact Dixie at dixie.allen@ymail.com

 

Sunday, Apr 09    EASTER – NO HIKE

Wednesday, Apr 12 <MODERATE> 12 km

Millbrook Trails

9:30 am Meet at the trailhead – Zion Rd (4th Line) just west of the 4th Line Theatre. 

Bring a lunch and drink. Contact Lee at 905-376-3468 or lwakelin@hotmail.com

 

Saturday, Apr 15 <MODERATE> 13 km

McBurney’s Hill, north of Port Hope

9:30 am Leaving from Home Hardware P.H. parking lot OR 9:50 am Meet and park on Barrie Rd near 5th Line.

Bring a lunch and drink. Contact Bill at 905-207-2399

Or bill_zeran@live.ca

 

Sunday, Apr 16 <EASY> 7.5 km  

Vernonville and Harnden Workshop (NEW)

Rural roads and lanes.

9:30 am Meet and park on Highland View Dr near Telephone Rd (northeast of Grafton). Bring a snack and drink.

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

 

Wednesday, Apr 19 <EASY> 2 hours

EARTH WEEK, LITTER PICK-UP

9:30 am Meet at the Home Hardware parking lot, Port Hope.

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 905-885-9310  

 

Saturday, Apr 22 <MODERATE> 8 or 16 km

Pat and Jack, Founders’ Hike

9:30 am Meet at the Home Hardware parking lot in Port Hope OR 10:00 am Meet at the trailhead – the railway bridge on the 10th Line of Port Hope (west of County Rd #10).

Bring a snack/lunch and a drink

What3words address: soak.compressed.freezer

Contact Stan at 905-885-9310 

Sunday, Apr 23 <EASY PLUS> 6 km

Jamieson Rd

9:30 am Meet and park on the 6th Line near Jamieson. (Take Hwy 28 north to 5th Line, then west to Jamieson and north just past the Hydro right-of-way).

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

 

Wednesday, Apr 26 <MODERATE> 9.5 km

Baltimore area, Community Centre Rd

Mostly level rural roads

9:30 am Leaving from Home Hardware P.H. parking lot OR 9:45 am Leaving from the Hwy 45/401 commuter parking lot. Bring a snack and drink. 

Contact Tom at 416-561-7587 or tom.briant@rogers.com 

 

Saturday, Apr 29 <EASY> 10 km 

Wicklow Beach to Lakeport

An out-and-back hike on flat roads

9:30 am Meet and park at Wicklow Beach Boat-launch parking lot, 

100-198 Wicklow Beach Rd

Bring a lunch and drink. (Lunch on the shore of Lake Ontario). 

Contact Jan at 905-375-8188

 

Sunday, Apr 30 <MODERATE> 7–10 km (depending on conditions)

Racetrack Rd area, Baltimore

9:30 am Meet and park on Leach Rd near Rose Rd 

Bring a snack and drink. 

Contact Jen at 905-372-0083 

 

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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