Hike Schedule for April
Membership is not required to join the Club’s organized hikes. New hikers are always welcome. If you need help in how to get to the start of a hike or for more information, contact the hike’s leader. Check Participant Guidelines to arrive prepared to hike.
Consider completing the Beaver Bites Side Trail Hikes to earn a badge this spring!
*** Three asterisks denotes Beyond the Beaver Valley for hikes where we explore other club sections of the Bruce Trail.
Important note on using Google Maps! Google Maps prioritizes fastest and shortest routes. In rural areas of the Beaver Valley, Google Maps may not distinguish road sections that are not winter-maintained or road allowances that are not suitable for automobiles. Avoid following routes that take unmaintained roads or roads too narrow for two lanes of traffic.
In the case of a hike cancellation the leader will notify registered hikers and will not go to the meeting place on the day of the hike. Please check the website for cancellations before you head out to a hike if you are not registered.
*** Sat. Apr. 6
Blue Mountain Pretty River Loop
Blue Mountains: Map 23: T=Moderate/with hills. P=Medium. Meet at 9:00 a.m. at the Snowdrifters parking lot north of km 45.3 on the south side of Pretty River Road west of Collingwood Clearview Townline for a 9 km loop of the main trail, Pretty River and Russ McConnell side trails. Bring lunch, snacks and sufficient water. Register with leader: Maureen McFarland 647-918-4180 or email@example.com.
Wed. Apr. 10
T=Easy. P=Medium. Meet at 1:00 p.m. in the Lora Bay Golf Club parking lot for a 1½ hour walk on the golf cart paths of Lora Bay. Optional Timmy’s stop on the way home for a beverage and snack. Register with leader: Glenda Collings 519-694-7691 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
*** Sat. Apr. 13
Sydenham Bayview Escarpment Loop
Sydenham: Map 30: T=Moderate. P=Medium. Meet 10:00 a.m. south of km 56.0 on the shoulder of St. Vincent-Sydenham Townline where the trail enters the field, for a 12.1 km hike including the River Kwai Side Trail. Bring lunch and water. Register with leader: Margaret Yaraskavitch email@example.com or 705-888-7686.
*** Mon. Apr. 15
Sydenham: Map 30: T=Moderate. P=Medium. Meet at 10:00 a.m. on the shoulder of St. Vincent-Sydenham Townline km 44.2 for an approx. 2 hour hike, taking in the Woodford Escarpment Side Trail and the Crevice Springs Side Trail. Bring a snack and water. Register with leader: Glenda Collings 519-694-7691 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wed. Apr. 17
The Blue Mountains Club Visits Beaver Valley West!
The Blue Mountains Club Is Visiting! Maps 26, 27: T=Moderate. P=Medium. Distance: 9.0 km. Time: 9 am at Tim Horton’s, 1st St. Collingwood. (Beaver Valley Club hikers please contact the hike leader to arrange to meet at the hike location – hike cancellations due to inclement weather will only be announced at Tim Horton’s.)
We will carpool to the start of the hike at km 85.5 at the parking area on Side Road 13A East off of 7th Line in the Beaver Valley section. We will have wonderful views of the Beaver Valley as we hike past the former Talisman Ski Resort and end our hike above the Beaver Valley Ski Resort at km 76.5. Bring water and a lunch. Blue Mountains leader: David Little (705) 606 1077 or email@example.com.
Thurs. Apr. 18
Map 26: T=Moderate. P=Medium. Meet at 2 p.m. at the home of Ed & Dale Stedman, 194700 Grey Rd 13 near km 50 for a 2 hour hike. Potluck to follow at their home. If you wish to drop off any dishes with Dale that requires preheating, please arrive a few minutes before the hike starts to do so. Register with leader and hosts: Ed and Dale Stedman firstname.lastname@example.org or 519-924-0264.
Wed. Apr. 24
Chuck Grant Loop
Map 25: T=Moderate/Strenuous. P=Medium. Meet at 10:00 a.m. at Metcalfe Rock parking lot, just south of km 27.9 for a 9.6 km hike, taking in Duncan Crevice Caves and Pinnacle Rock. Bring a snack and water. Register with leader: Mike Arkless 416-520-1059 or email@example.com.
Fri. Apr. 26
Falling Water West
Map 26: T=Moderate/Strenuous. P=Medium. Meet at 10:00 a.m. at km 70.2 Johnston’s Sideroad parking to carpool to parking on Grey Rd. 30 for a 4.6 km hike, at the right time of year to see rushing water. Bring a snack and water. Register with leader: Glenda Collings 519-694-7691 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sat. April 27
Loree Forest/Escarpment Climb Loop
Map 24: T=Moderate/Strenuous. P=Medium. Meet at 9:30 a.m. at the Craigleith Ski Club North lot parking on Craigleith Rd. near Sleepy Hollow Rd. We will climb up the escarpment on the switch back path and then join the Bruce trail at km 2.3 and follow the trail through the Loree Forest until we meet the Loree Forest Side Trail and then descend the escarpment to return to our meeting spot. Approximately 13 km. Bring lunch, snacks and sufficient water. Register with leader: Ruth Hayworth 416 558-8944 or email@example.com.