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Beaver Valley Club Hikes

Winter hikers at Bruce Trail access Loree Forest. Photo Mike Arkless 2018.
Photo © Mike Arkless, 2018.

Hiking happens in the Beaver Valley in all four seasons. The Club runs organized hikes on weekdays and weekends. New hikers are welcome to join any of the Club’s organized hikes. Membership is not required to participate.

Hikes vary in length and level of difficulty; most are moderately-paced. Terrain and walking-speed are indicated for all organized hikes. Review the Hike Rating System. Hike participants must be able to complete the specified length of the hike within their own ability or with help from their own support person within the time allowed. Check Participant Guidelines to arrive prepared to hike.

Join us for Soup’s On or Potluck get-togethers that follow some of the hikes. Check monthly schedules listed below for these friendly events. Choose to participate in both hike and ‘eats’ or just one or the other. Potluck participants bring a main dish or a salad or a dessert to share (minimum of 6 servings). Participants are asked to bring their own dishes, cutlery, glass and drink of choice. Potlucks will be held even if the outing is cancelled.

Hiking Schedules

Hike schedules are available only on the website. Check back regularly for updates to the hiking schedules. Updates to the posted schedules will be clearly highlighted with red ink. Remember to click the page reload button on your browser to bring up the most recent version!

Each scheduled hike includes a link to the designated meeting location on Google Maps.

Find organized hikes for all the Bruce Trail Clubs.

Participant Guidelines

  1. All kms. mentioned are according to maps in Edition 29 of The Bruce Trail Reference.
  2. Please arrive 10 minutes before start of hike.
  3. Participants are expected to wear appropriate attire for the weather and the terrain. In summer, sturdy footwear is necessary. In winter, snowshoes or icers/crampons are needed when conditions dictate. It is a good idea to bring these items if there is snow on the ground and the hike leader will advise you as to the best footwear for the day. Hiking poles are a good idea in any season, especially if the terrain is rocky or slippery. Wearing appropriate clothing and footwear prevents injuries and shows consideration for a safe and positive group hiking experience.
  4. Always carry I.D. and your health card.
  5. For spring and summer hikes bring sunscreen, insect repellent and water.
  6. Please leave dogs at home.

Hike Rating System

Terrain (T): Easy: Mostly flat and good footing
Moderate: Some hills and/or some poor footing
Strenuous: Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing
Pace (P): Leisurely: 3 km/hr or less Medium: 3-4 km/hr
Brisk: 4-5 km/hr Fast: 5+ km/hr