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!

Easy Rating

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. 

Fall 2022 Hikes

 

Saturday, Sep 24 <MODERATE> 12 Km

Goodrich Loomis Conservation Area

9:30 am Leaving from the 45/401 commuter parking lot OR 10:10 am Meet at the trailhead (the Conservation Centre parking lot), just off Pinewood School Rd, Codrington

Bring a lunch and drink. Contact Melissa Holmes

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

Sunday, Sep 25 <MODERATE> 11 Km

<NEW> Lilac Valley loop

9:30 am Leaving from Home Hardware P.H. parking lot OR Leaving from the Northumberland Forest Carstairs parking lot (the trailhead) at 10:00 am

Bring a lunch and drink. Contact Darryl

darryl4t2@gmail.com 905 373 2463    what3words: radically.brownish.cherishes

Wednesday, Sep 28 <MODERATE> 10 Km (Note the time changes as indicated below!)

Alderville Black Oak Savannah and Minnetonka Road

A walk guided by Alderville staff through the Savannah, followed by a loop hike on township roads. 

8:30 am Leaving from the Hwy 45/401 commuter parking lot OR meet at the Savannah parking lot, 8467 County Rd 18 at 9:00 am.  Guided tour of the Black Oak Savanna will begin at 9 a.m.  Those wishing to do the road hike only may meet at the Black Oak Savanna parking lot at 10 a.m.

Bring a lunch and drink. Contact Jay

jayg_sherwin@yahoo.ca 905 396 3895 

 

Saturday, Oct 01 <MODERATE> 11 Km

Follow the steps of Catherine Parr trail

Enjoy panoramic views of Rice Lake

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

Bring a lunch and drink. Contact Bill

bill_zeran@live.ca 905-207-2399

 

Sunday, Oct 02 <EASY> 6 Km

Bethel Grove short loop

9:30 am Leaving from the trailhead at the intersection of Rowe Rd and Bethel Grove Rd. Park on Rowe in front of Susan’s home at #3592.

Bring a snack and drink. Contact Susan

susan3deane@gmail.com 289-251-2352    what3words: seep.mashes.evaporate 

Wednesday, Oct 05 <EASY> 6-7 Km

<NEW> “Old Scugog Rd, Creek Valley”, Bowmanville

9:30 am. start with details to be given prior to the hike date

Bring a snack and drink. Contact Jim Osborne

calborne@gmail.com 905 436 2499

Saturday, Oct 08 <MODERATE> 10 Km

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

9:30 am Leaving from Home Hardware P.H. parking lot OR Meet at Bruce’s house, 6221 Campbell Rd at 9:45 am

Bring a snack and drink. Contact Bruce Williamson

bwilliamson@xplornet.ca 905-753-2602

Sunday, Oct 09 <EASY> 6 Km

Rural roads south of Gore’s Landing

9:30 am Leaving from the corner of Eagleson Rd and the 6th Line of Hamilton Twp.

Bring a snack and drink. Contact Hilda

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

 

Wednesday, Oct 12 <EASY PLUS> 6 or 9 Km

Northumberland forest

Stonewall, Dragonfly and Elderberry trails

9:30 am Leaving from Home Hardware P.H. parking lot OR from the Northumberland Forest, Beagle Club parking lot at 9:50 am 

Bring a snack/lunch and drink. Contact Stan

stanmuldoon@hotmail.com 689-291-3275

 

Saturday, Oct 15 <EASY> 6 -7 Km

Back lanes and a river walk, Port Hope

9:30 am Meet and park at the corner of Rapley Rd and Ramsey Rd, P.H.

What3words address: salon.vast.outrage

Bring a snack and drink. Contact Jan

jan.e@sympatico.ca (email preferred) 905-375-8188

 

Sunday, Oct 16 <MODERATE> 12 Km

Centreton area

9:30 am Leaving from the Hwy 45/401 commuter parking lot

Bring a lunch and drink. Contact Bill

bill_zeran@live.ca 905-207-2399

 

October 18 – 21 VARIOUS LEVELS and DISTANCES

Four days of 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. We will be staying at the Snug Harbour Resort in comfortable housekeeping cottages just outside the park. 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: Stan Muldoon, at stanmuldoon@hotmail.com  905-885-9310 OR John Oyston at johnpoyston@gmail.com 416-998-1292

Wednesday, Oct 19 no hike

 

Saturday, Oct 22 <MODERATE PLUS> 15 Km

Bethany North loop

9:00 am [EARLY START]. Leaving from the Home Hardware P.H. parking lot.  OR Leaving from the corner of Hwy 7A and Cty Rd 38 at 9:45 am.

Car pool from either meeting place to the trail head at the intersection of Fleetwood Rd and the Canadian Pacific trail line.

Bring a lunch and drink. Contact Melissa. 

me.holmes@hotmail.com  905 375 9033

 

Sunday, Oct 23 <MODERATE> 10 Km

Hamilton Twp, Percy Rose/Glen Gavel loop using country 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

dixie.allen@ymail.com  416-606-1753

 

Wednesday, Oct 26 <MODERATE PLUS> 12 or 24 Km

Baltimore to Northumberland Forest and return

The “plus” rating is due to the length and a few long grades. Primarily unmaintained township roads and forest roads. Shuttle from half-way point at Morris Rd parking lot can be arranged for those not wishing to complete the entire loop.

8:00 am [EARLY START]. Leaving from the 45/401 commuter parking lot OR meet at Jay’s home, 3023 Meyer’s Rd, Baltimore at 8:30 am

Bring a snack and a lunch and a drink. Contact Jay.

jayg_sherwin@ yahoo.ca 905-396-3895

Saturday, Oct 29 <MODERATE> 10 Km

Roads east of Baltimore – even mix of paved road and forest trail

9:30 am Meet and park at O’Grady Rd; just south of Community Centre Rd, Baltimore

Bring a lunch and drink. Contact Tom

tom.briant@rogers.com 416-561-7587 

Sunday, Oct 30 <MODERATE> 12 Km

Speechly Rd loop

9:30 am Leaving from the 45/401 commuter parking lot

Bring a lunch and a drink. Contact Bill.

bill_zeran@live.ca 905-207-2399

 

Wednesday, Nov 02    no hike

 

Saturday, Nov 05 <EASY PLUS> 8 Km

[NEW] Cochrane Rd loop

9:30 am Leaving from Cochrane Rd, just north of Dale Rd

Bring a snack and drink. Contact Hilda

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

 

Sunday, Nov 06 <MODERATE> 10 Km

Alderville area

Quiet country roads and unmaintained road allowance

9:30 am Leaving from the 45/401 commuter parking lot

Bring a snack and a drink. Contact Bill.

bill_zeran@live.ca 905-207-2399

 

Wednesday, Nov 09 <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 Drive)

Bring a snack and drink. Contact John 

johnpoyston@gmail.com 416-998-1292 

Saturday, Nov 12 <EASY> 11.5 Km

Grafton – Nawautin Shores

9:30 am Meet and park at the Haldimand Arena parking lot, Grafton

Bring a lunch and a drink. Contact Jan

jan.e@sympatico.ca (email preferred) 905-375-8188

Sunday, Nov 13 <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 snack/lunch and drink. Contact Stan

stanmuldoon@hotmail.com 289-691-3275

 

Wednesday, Nov 16 <EASY> 6-7 Km  

<NEW> “Crooked Creek”, Newtonville

Details will be given prior to the hike date

Bring a snack and drink. Contact Jim Osborne

calborne@gmail.com 905-436-2499

 

Saturday, Nov 19 <MODERATE> 13.5 Km

Perrytown circuit

9:30 am Leaving from Home Hardware P.H. parking lot OR Leaving from the trailhead (Grist Mill Rd near the 7th Line) at 9:45 am

Bring a lunch and drink. Contact Melissa

me.holmes@hotmail.com  905-375-9033

 

Sunday, Nov 20 <MODERATE> 8 Km

Gore’s Landing

At the end of the hike, we are able to sit on the Gore’s Landing Pier for a snack and a drink

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

Bring a snack and drink. Contact Bill

bill_zeran@live.ca 905-207-2399

 

Wednesday, Nov 23 <EASY> 5 Km

Hazel Bird Nature Reserve

9:30 am; Meet and park at the Hazel Bird parking lot, 

9639 Beavermeadow Rd. East, Baltimore. 

Bring a snack and drink. Contact John

johnpoyston@gmail.com 416-998-1292 

Saturday, Nov 26 <EASY> 6 Km

Port Hope waterfront – Gages Creek and return

9:30 am Leaving from Port Hope Town Hall

Bring a snack and a drink. Contact John Ambler

johnambler@ymail.com  705-931-4537

 

Sunday, Nov 27 <EASY> 6 Km 

Port Britain

Lakeshore Rd, Port Hope area

Haskill Rd to Port Britain and return

9:30 am Meet and park on Haskill Rd, just north of Lakeshore Rd

Bring a lunch and drink. Contact Dixie

dixie.allen@ymail.com  416-606-1753

 

Wednesday, Nov 30 <MODERATE> 10 Km

Camborne area roads

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

(North off Dale Rd, just east of Burnham St/Hwy 18)

Bring a snack and drink. Contact Heather

briant.heather@gmail.com  416-457-8730

 

Saturday, Dec 03 

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"