Hikes

–> FALL 2020 HIKES <–

All hikes are open to the public.

TRAIL IS OPEN TO ALL.

DUE TO  COVID-19 PANDEMIC ALL CAR POOLING IS SUSPENDED AND HIKES ARE FOR MEMBERS ONLY. ONTARIO GOVERNMENT PROTOCOLS WILL BE FOLLOWED.

CELEBRATION OF EHTC 45TH ANNIVERSARY –  Leisurely
Wednesday, September 30th at 8:30 a.m.
Meet at Sunset Cafe to enjoy a piece of cake before hiking the original part of trail opened 45 years ago.
Info: Brian 519-633-3064

FINGAL WMA FOR ONTARIO  HIKING WEEK – Leisurely
Saturday, October 3rd at 9 a.m.
Meet at 34764 Scotch Line.
Info: Al 226-271-7018

THANKSGIVING HIKE AROUND DALEWOOD – Moderate – 6 km.
Monday, October 12th at 10 a.m.
Meet at the new entrance on 10936 Dalewood Drive just south of Ron McNeil Line.
Info: Brian 519-633-3064

FALL COLOUR’S HIKE
Wednesday, October 14th at 9 a.m.
Meet at Sunset Cafe.
Info: Jim 519-773-8185

FALL COLOUR HIKE ON SHAW SIDE TRAIL – Difficult – 6 km.
Sunday, October 18th at 1 p.m.
Meet at Union Station to hike on blue side trail to end and return.
Info: Brian 519-633-3064

FALL COLOUR’S ON SCENIC SECTION OF DUTTON/DUNWICH PORTION OF GREAT TRAIL – Moderate – 4 km.
Saturday, October 24th at 10 a.m.
Take Fingal Line out to Wiley Rd then turn right onto Walnut Line to 32042.
Info: Marg 519-762-2049

FALL COLOUR WALK IN PINAFORE PARK – Leisurely
Sunday, November 1st at 2 p.m.
Meet at parking lot just inside the entrance.
info: Brian 519-633-3064

HIKE AT SPRINGWATER – Moderate – 10 km.
Saturday, November 7th.
Contact: Loretta at 519-782-7550 for meeting location and time.

YARMOUTH NATURAL HERITAGE AREA – Leisurely
Saturday, November 14th at 10 a.m.
Meet west of the bridge to explore west side of this NHA.
Info: Al 226-271-7018

HIKE THE TRAIL FROM PAYNES MILLS TO LYLE RD AND RETURN – Moderate
Saturday, November 21st at 9 a.m.
Meet at the Red Barn at 38811 Talbot Line (C.R.3).
Info: Brian 519-633-3064

 


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.