Hikes

–> FALL 2018 HIKES <–

All hikes are open to the public.

THAMES VALLEY TRAIL – HIKE 1 – 15 km, moderate
Saturday, September 8th at 9 a.m.
Meet at the north end of Elgin Hiking Trail on Southdel Drive.
Info: Dave 519-681-0248

HIKE THE GREAT TRAIL BETWEEN VIENNA AND TILLSONBURG – 10 km
Monday, September 10th at 8:30 a.m.
A morning stroll on scenic country roads.
Info and meeting location: Brian 519-633-3064

THAMES VALLEY TRAIL – HIKE 2 – 12 km, moderate
Saturday, September 15th at 9 a.m.
Meet in Delaware.
Info: Dave 519-681-0248

HIKE THE ELGIN TRAIL – leisurely
Wednesday, September 19th at 9 a.m.
Meet at parking lot on south side of Sunset Grill.
Info: Jim 519-773-8185
Note: Executive meeting to follow at noon

THAMES VALLEY TRAIL – HIKE 3 – 12 km, moderate
Saturday, September 22nd
Hike through Komoka Park.
Info on time and meeting location: Dave 519-681-0248

FALL SOCIAL
Saturday, September 29th at 4 p.m.
Social evening including supper hosted by Joan and Rick Atchison.
Enjoy social time and a short stroll on the Elgin Hiking Trail.
Meet at 24 Old Course Road, St. Thomas
Please RSVP Joan or Rick: 519-668-9759

HIKE THE GREAT TRAIL IN EAST ELGIN – 10 km, leisurely
Monday, October 1st
Don Holmes will be the hike leader.
Info on time and meeting place for car shuffle: Brian 519-633-3064

FALL COLOUR WALK ON ELGIN HIKING TRAIL
Wednesday, October 10th at 9 a.m.
Meet at parking lot on south side of Sunset Grill.
Info: Jim 519-773-8185

HIKE THE GREAT TRAIL IN WEST ELGIN – 4 km, leisurely
Thursday, October 11th at 10 a.m.
Meet at trestle bridge parking lot at 9:15 to car pool to 27019 Talbot Line,
west of Wallacetown.
Info: Marg 519-762-2049

HIKE ON THE ELGIN HIKING SIDE TRAIL
Sunday, October 21st at 2 p.m.
Meet at the south part of Shaw’s Ice Cream parking lot.
Info: Brian 519-633-3064

HIKE THE LYNN VALLEY TRAIL – 11 km
Sunday, October 28th
Hike the scenic trail in full fall colours.
Info on time and meeting location: Loretta 519-782-7550

HIKE IN THE SOUTHERN PART OF ST. THOMAS
Sunday, November 4th at 2 p.m.
Meet at the parking lot in north end of Pinafore Park.
Info: Brian 519-633-3064

REMEMBRANCE DAY WALK
Sunday, November 11th
Info on time and location: Loretta 519-782-7550

DECORATE A CHRISTMAS TREE AT SPRINGWATER
Wednesday, November 28th at 10 a.m.
Please bring ornaments.
Meet at the main entrance on Springwater Rd.
Info: Jim 519-773-8185


The EHTC and Hike Ontario’s rating system

The Level of Difficulty or Terrain

  • Level 1: Well-defined trails, gentle inclines. Hiking boots not required, but trails may be wet. Is suitable for beginners. This level is recommended for newcomers to club activities.
  • Level 2: Generally on trail. May be hilly, light bushwhacking, some rough spots or obstacles. Boots are recommended.
  • Level 3: Rough terrain with one or more of the following: extensive bushwhacking, steep sections, long climbs and descents, beaver dams, rock scrambling or other obstacles. Boots, Level 2 experience, and a high level of fitness essential. Long pants and sleeves recommended.

The Speed/Pace

  • Leisurely = less than 2 km/h
  • Slow = 2-3 km/h
  • Moderate = 3-4 km/h
  • Fast = 5 km/h or greater

Remember
To participate in an organized hike you need to be able to complete the specified length of the hike on your own or with your support person within the time allotted.