Pine Ridge Hiking Club Schedule

Notice: Due to Covid-19,
all hikes are cancelled until further notice.

NOTES:
HIKERS SHOULD ARRIVE AT LEAST 10 MINUTES BEFORE THE ADVERTISED LEAVING TIME
We use the following ratings for Level of Difficulty (terrain) of our hikes:

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 are recommended.

MODERATE PLUS – Generally on trails; rough terrain and/or steep sections and/or long climbs and descents. Boots 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 essential; long pants and sleeves recommended.

  1. “Bring a snack” indicates that there will be a break of only 5 to 7 minutes for refreshments. “Bring a lunch” indicates a longer stop for refreshments.
  2. Anyone choosing to leave a hike before the end must be accompanied by another hiker.
  3. No dogs are allowed on the hikes (service dogs are permitted).

Saturday, March 14 <MODERATE> 10 km
Oliver’s Lane, Forest Hill, north of Cobourg
9:30 am Leaving from Home Hardware parking lot, Toronto Rd., Port Hope
OR 9:45 am Meet at Hwy 45 and 401 commuter parking lot, Cobourg
Bring a lunch and a drink.
Contact: Elke 905 269-5245

Sunday, March 15<EASY> 8 km
Newtonville Area- mostly flat roads
9:30 am Leaving from Home Hardware parking lot, Toronto Rd., Port Hope
Bring a snack and a drink.
Contact: Jim O. 905 436-2499

Saturday, March 21 <Moderate > 11 km
Rural Port Hope, Ganaraska Trail
9:30 am Leaving from Home Hardware parking lot, Toronto Rd., Port Hope
Bring a lunch and a drink.
Contact: Darryl 905 885-1747

Sunday, March 22 <EASY> 5 km
Hazel Bird Nature Preserve
9:30 am Leaving from Home Hardware parking lot, Toronto Rd., Port Hope
Or 10 am Meet at Hazel Bird Parking Lot, 9636 Beavermeadow Rd. East, Baltimore
Bring a snack and a drink.
Contact: John O. 416 998-1292

Saturday, March 28 <EASY PLUS> 11 km
Sandy Flats Sugar Bush ( Warkworth)
Joint hike with Kawartha
Walk along country roads to Sandy Flats Sugar Bush for a pancake lunch(approx. $8) and walk back. You can also bring your own lunch to eat outside at picnic tables.
Note delayed start time
9:45 am Leaving from Home Hardware parking lot, Toronto Rd., Port Hope
OR 10 am from Hwy 45 and 401 commuter parking lot, Cobourg
Bring a drink.
Contact: Stan 905 885-9310 or 289 691-3275

Sunday, March 29 <EASY> 8 km
Corbett’s Dam Fish Ladder ( Port Hope) to Sylvan Glen Conservation Area and return
9:30 am Leaving from Home Hardware parking lot, Toronto Rd., Port Hope
OR 9:45 am Meet at Corbett’s Dam, Cavan St.@ Choate Rd.
Bring a snack and a drink.
Contact: John K. 905 885-8776

Sunday, March 29, 4pm – 8 pm
An evening of hike talks and pot luck at the Ruth Clarke Centre,
81 Mill Street South, Port Hope.
Doors open at 4 pm. The pot luck supper begins at 5 pm.
Contact: Bill Z. 289 252-2399

Wednesday, April 1 < MODERATE> 9 km
Northumberland Forest, Sweet Fern Loop
9:30 am Leaving from Home Hardware parking lot, Toronto Rd., Port Hope
OR 10 am Meet at Woodland Road parking lot ( east side of Hwy 45, approx. 12 km north of 401)
Bring a lunch and a drink.
Contact: Elke 905 269-5245

Saturday, April 4 < MODERATE> 9 km
Hamilton Township- Camborne area
9:30 am Leaving from Home Hardware parking lot, Toronto Rd., Port Hope
Bring a lunch and a drink.
Contact: Rita 289 252-2399

Sunday, April 5 < MODERATE > 12 km
Perrytown Circuit
9:30 am Leaving from Home Hardware parking lot, Toronto Rd., Port Hope
Bring a lunch and a drink.
Contact: David  905 885-7151

Wednesday, April 8 <MODERATE> 14 km
Rural roads southeast of Cold Springs
9:30 am Leaving from Home Hardware parking lot, Toronto Rd., Port Hope
OR 9:50 am Meet at Cold Springs Memorial Hall (West side of Hwy 18)
Bring a lunch and a drink.
Contact: Stan 905 885-9310 or 289 691-3275

Saturday April 11 < EASY> 12 km
Rural Roads and Trails west of Sylvan Glen
9:30 am Leaving from Home Hardware parking lot, Toronto Rd., Port Hope
Bring a lunch and a drink.
Contact: Bill Z. 289 252-2399

Sunday, April 12 (Easter)
No hikes are planned for this day.

Wednesday, April 15 < MODERATE > 11 km
Baltimore, Community Centre Rd. Country roads east of Baltimore
9:30 am Leaving from Home Hardware parking lot, Toronto Rd., Port Hope
OR 9:50 Meet at Hwy 45 and 401 commuter parking lot, Cobourg
Bring a lunch and a drink.
Contact: Claire 905 377-1973

Saturday, April 18 <MODERATE> 8 km
Walker Road and Ganaraska Trail
9:30 am Leaving from Home Hardware parking lot, Toronto Rd., Port Hope
Bring a snack and a drink.
Contact: Bob S. 905 885-1420

Sunday, April 19 < EASY> 6 km
Port Hope ( North end) trails, including TCS and part of the Pat/Jack Trail
9:30 am Leaving from the southeast side of Corbett’s Dam( northern dead end of Hope St. north)
Bring a snack and a drink.
Contact: Tim 905 885-2203

Wednesday, April 22 <EASY> 2 hours
Earth Week Litter Pick- up
Join Club Members in cleaning up the Ganaraska Trail from downtown, along the Pat/Jack Trail to Sylvan Glen Conservation Area. Bring work gloves and a drink. Snacks and refreshments afterwards at Stan and Jan’s, 111 Bedford Street, Port Hope
9:30 am Leaving from Home Hardware parking lot, Toronto Rd., Port Hope
Contact: Stan 905 885-9310 or 289 691-3275

Saturday, April 25 <MODERATE> 12 km ( cut off at 7.2 km)
Race Track Road area
9:30 am Leaving from Home Hardware parking lot, Toronto Rd., Port Hope
OR 10 am Meet at 8836 Race Track Road, just north of Dale Road
Bring a lunch and a drink.
Contact: Rita 289 252-2399

Sunday, April 26< EASY> 7 km
Kellogg Road , northwest of Port Hope
9:30 am Leaving from Home Hardware parking lot,
Toronto Rd., Port Hope
Bring a snack and a drink.
Contact: John L. 905 885-5214

Wednesday, April 29 < Moderate > 10 km
Green Trail in the Northumberland Forest
9:30 am Leaving from Home Hardware parking lot, Toronto Rd., Port Hope
OR 9:50 Meet at Hwy 45 and 401 commuter parking lot, Cobourg
Bring a lunch and a drink.
Contact: Claire 905 377-1973

Saturday, May 2 <MODERATE > 10 km
Roads in the Camborne area
9:30 am Leaving from Home Hardware parking lot, Toronto Rd., Port Hope.
Bring a lunch and a drink.
Contact: Heather 416 457-8730

Sunday, May 3 < MODERATE > choice of 8 or 16 km loops
Pat and Jack Founders’ Hike, Ganaraska Forest
9:30 am Leaving from Home Hardware parking lot, Toronto Rd., Port Hope.
Bring a lunch and a drink.
Contact: Stan 905 885-9310 or 289 691-3275 or Jan 905 885-9310

Wednesday, May 6 <MODERATE > 13 km
Cold Springs, Quiet rural roads through hills east of Cold Springs
9:30 am Leaving from Home Hardware parking lot, Toronto Rd., Port Hope.
OR 9:50 am Leaving from Cold Springs Memorial Hall parking( west side of Hwy 18).
Bring a lunch and a drink.
Contact: Paul 905 885-7139

Saturday, May 9 <MODERATE > choice of 7.2 km or 12 km
Race Track Road area
9:30 am Leaving from Home Hardware parking lot, Toronto Rd., Port Hope.
OR 9:50 am Leaving from 8836 Race Track Road, just north of Dale Road.
Bring a lunch and a drink.
Contact: Rita 289 252-2399

Sunday, May 10 <MODERATE > 10 km
Roads east of Baltimore - even mix of paved and forest trails
9:30 am Leaving from Home Hardware parking lot, Toronto Rd., Port Hope
OR 9:50 am Leaving from Hwy 45/401 commuter parking lot, Cobourg.
Bring a lunch and a drink.
Contact: Heather 416 457-8730

Wednesday, May 13 < MODERATE > 11 km
Country roads around Oak Heights.
9:30 am Leaving from Home Hardware parking lot, Toronto Rd., Port Hope
OR 9:50 Leaving from Hwy 45/401 commuter parking lot, Cobourg.
Bring a lunch and a drink.
Contact: Darryl 905 885-1747

Saturday, May 16 < MODERATE> 12 km
Creighton’s Hill
9:30 am Leaving from Home Hardware parking lot, Toronto Rd., Port Hope
OR 9:50 am Leaving from Shelter Valley Rd. and County Rd. 2(east of Grafton).
Bring a lunch and a drink.
Contact: Paul 905 885-7139

Sunday, May 17 <EASY> 5 km
Geranium Lanes, west Port Hope
9:30 am Leaving from Home Hardware parking lot, Toronto Rd., Port Hope.
Bring a snack and a drink.
Contact: Mary 905 375-9856

Wednesday, May 20 <MODERATE > 8km
 Thickson Woods, Whitby to Lakeview Park, Oshawa
(Simcoe Street) on Waterfront Trail and return.
9:30 am Leaving from Home Hardware parking lot, Toronto Rd., Port Hope.
Bring a lunch and a drink.
Contact: John K. 905 885-8776

Saturday, May 23 < MODERATE> 6 km
Great Farini Hike. Hike along west side of river through Monkey Mountain and return.
9:30 am Leaving from Port Hope Town Hall (south side).
Bring a snack and a drink.
Contact: John K. 905 885-8776

OR
Alnwick/Haldimand Township <EASY > 12 km
Centerton Area
9:30 am Leaving from Home Hardware parking lot, Toronto Rd., Port Hope
OR 10 am Leaving from Newton Rd.,(south of Cty. Rd., Centerton).
Bring a lunch and a drink.
Contact: Bill Z. 289 252-2399

Sunday, May 24 <MODERATE PLUS> 14 km
Fleetwood Conservation Area.
9:30 am Leaving from Home Hardware parking lot, Toronto Rd., Port Hope
OR 10 am Leaving from Solanum Way and Porter Rd. ( County Rd. 32).
Bring a lunch and a drink.
Contact: Bob 905 885-1420

Wednesday, May 27 <MODERATE > 11.5 km
Bowmanton area overlooking Rice Lake and passing the Primrose Donkey Sanctuary
9:30 am Leaving from Home Hardware parking lot, Toronto Rd., Port Hope
OR 9:50 am Leaving from Hwy 45/401 commuter parking lot, Cobourg
OR 10 am Leaving from Universal Trail parking lot, Bowmanton Rd., Northumberland Forest.
Bring a lunch and a drink.
Contact: Claire 905 377-1973

Saturday, May 30 < MODERATE PLUS> 14 km
East and North of Baltimore- Township roads, unmaintained Road and some private property
9:30 am Leaving from Home Hardware parking lot, Toronto Rd., Port Hope
OR 9:50 am Leaving from Hwy 45/401 commuter parking lot, Cobourg
OR 10 am Leaving from Jay’s home, 3023 Meyers Rd., Baltimore.
Bring a lunch and a drink.
Contact: Jay 905 396-3895

Or
Hazel Bird Sanctuary Hike < EASY> 5 km
9:30 am Leaving from Home Hardware parking lot, Toronto Rd., Port Hope
OR 10 am Leaving from Hazel Bird Sanctuary,  Beavermeadow Rd., East Baltimore.
Bring a snack and a drink.
Contact: John O. 416 998-1292

Sunday, May 31 <MODERATE > 8 km
Canton loop (requires a car shuttle)
9:30 am Leaving from Home Hardware parking lot, Toronto Rd., Port Hope.
Bring a snack and a drink.
Contact: Tim 905 885-2203

Wednesday, June 3 <MODERATE > 12 km
Concession Roads in Central Ganaraska Forest.
9:30 am Leaving from Home Hardware parking lot, Toronto Rd., Port Hope.
Bring a lunch and a drink.
Contact: Lee 905 376-3468

Saturday, June 6 <MODERATE > 10 km
Elderberry, Dragonfly, Stonewall Trails in Northumberland Forest
9:30 am Leaving from Home Hardware parking lot, Toronto Rd., Port Hope
OR 9:50 am Leaving from Hwy 45/ 401 commuter parking lot, Cobourg.
OR 10 am Leaving from Universal Trail parking lot, Bowmanton Rd., Northumberland Forest
Bring a lunch and a drink.
Contact: Jen P. 905 372-0083

Sunday, June 7 <EASY > 8 km
McColl property, Pt. Britain
9:30 am Leaving from Home Hardware parking lot, Toronto Rd., Port Hope.
Bring a snack and a drink.
Contact: Jim O. 905 436-2499

Wednesday, June 10 <MODERATE PLUS> 13 km
Country roads and trails in West Northumberland Forest
9:30 am Leaving from Home Hardware parking lot, Toronto Rd., Port Hope
OR 9:50 am Leaving from Hwy 45/401 commuter parking lot, Cobourg.
Bring a lunch and a drink.
Contact: Bob 905 885-1420

Saturday , June 13 < MODERATE > 15 km (cut off at 8 km)
Russ’s Creek, Alnwick/Haldimand Township ( parking at the end of Tucker Road)
9:30 am Leaving from Home Hardware parking lot, Toronto Rd., Port Hope
OR 9:50 am Leaving from Hwy 45/401 commuter parking lot, Cobourg.
Bring a lunch and a drink.
Contact: Rita 289 252-2399

Sunday, June 14 <EASY> 5 km
Pat and Jack Trail, Port Hope.
9:30 am Leaving from Port Hope Town Hall (south side).
Bring a snack and a drink.
Contact: Mary 905 375-9856

Wednesday, June 17 <MODERATE> 12 km
Millbrook Valley Trails
9:30 am Leaving from Home Hardware parking lot, Toronto Rd., Port Hope.
Bring a lunch and a drink.
Contact: John K. 905 885-8776

Saturday, June 20 <MODERATE> 11.5 km
Nawautin Shores, Grafton.
9:30 am Leaving from Home Hardware parking lot, Toronto Rd., Port Hope
OR 9:50 am Leaving from Hwy 45/401 commuter parking lot, Cobourg
OR 10 am Leaving from Haldimand Arena, Grafton.
Bring a lunch and a drink.
Contact: Claire 905 377-1973

Sunday, June 21 <EASY> 5 km
Oak Hills Farm – leisurely, guided walk near Bewdley
9:30 am Leaving from Home Hardware parking lot, Toronto Rd., Port Hope
OR 10 am Leaving from 4945 Oak Hills Rd., Hamilton Township
Bring a snack and a drink.
Contact: John O. 416 998-1292

Wednesday, June 24 <MODERATE > 12 km
Ganaraska Forest- B and C Loops.
9:30 am Leaving from Home Hardware parking lot, Toronto Rd., Port Hope
Bring a lunch and a drink.
Contact: Stan 905 885-9310 or 289 691-3275

Saturday, June 27 <MODERATE > 5 or 8 km loop
Burns Road North and  Sweet Fern Trail
9:30 am Leaving from Home Hardware parking lot, Toronto Rd., Port Hope
OR 9:50 am Leaving from Hwy 45/401 commuter parking lot, Cobourg
Bring a snack and a drink.
Contact: Jay 905 396-3895

Sunday, June 28 < MODERATE > 14.5 km
Country roads north of Newtonville
9:30 am Leaving from Home Hardware parking lot, Toronto Rd., Port Hope
Bring a lunch and a drink.
Contact: Darryl 905 885-1747

Wednesday, July 1 CANADA DAY PARADE < EASY>
March with the Pine Ridge Hiking Club in the Cobourg Canada Day Parade.
Details to follow.
Contact: Bill Zeran 289 252-2399

Wednesday, July 8 <EASY> 5 km
Evening walk in Port Hope, adjourn to a pub afterwards.
6:30 pm Leaving from Port Hope Town Hall ( south side).
Bring a drink.
Contact: John L. 905 885-5214

Wednesday, July 23 < EASY> 5 km
Evening walk through parkland and woods, Cobourg, adjourning to a pub afterwards.
6:30 pm Leaving from Cobourg Water Garden, corner of Ewart and Division Street.
Contact: Rita 289 252-2399

Wednesday, August 5 < EASY > 5 km
Evening walk in Port Hope, adjourn to a pub afterwards.
6:30 pm Leaving from Port Hope Town Hall ( south side).
Bring a drink.
Contact: David 905 885-7151

Wednesday, August 19 <EASY> 5-6 km
Circular evening walk through woodland, parkland and Lakeland. Post-hike refreshments at C. J.’s patio.
7 pm Leaving from the Scotia Bank entrance of Northumberland Mall.
Contact: Ron 905 372-6101