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Hiking Hidden Treasure

  • 18 Jun 2021
  • 9:15 AM
  • Burlington
  • 3

Registration

  • Registration opens 2 weeks before the hike
  • Non-members are welcome to participate in two club events prior to joining.

Registration is closed

Hidden Treasure Hike


DATE 

Friday, June 18, 2021.

HIKE LEADER

Anne Armstrong

EMAIL AND CELL NUMBER

hikingrandma@gmail.com Cell:  905.617.3937

GENERAL LOCATION 

Burlington

START TIME

Meet at 9:15 for a 9:30 start

MEETING PLACE OR PARKING LOCATION

Hidden Valley Park. Intersection of Lemonville Rd. and Hidden Valley Rd. Take Howard Avenue north off of Plains Rd. It turns into Lemonville Rd. Park in the lot next to the washrooms.

DISTANCE

Approx. 7 km

PACE:

Leisurely / Moderate / Fast

Leisurely – 2 ½ to 3 km. per hour approximately

DURATION APPROX 

Approximately 2 and a half hours of walking time. 3 hours with breaks.

TERRAIN: 

Easy / Moderate / Challenging

Moderate.

Flat to hilly sections with some long, steady hills.

TYPE OF HIKE: 

Loop trail.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION 

Point of interests

This hike is indeed a treasure. After walking through the hamlet of Lemonville we will begin to ascend the escarpment and then will head north on Hidden Valley Trail to where it descends to meet main Bruce Trail where it crosses Grindstone Creek. We will have a long, steady ascent up to the top of the Escarpment. We leave Bruce Trail to follow a lovely unmarked trail until we join Lemonville Rd. and return to our start.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Yes. A Must.  Leaders appreciate early registration and at least 24 hours before the event.

CANCELLATION

  • If your plans change, please self-cancel as soon as possible so that other HOC members may take your spot.
  • The club may cancel due to bad weather that may impact the safety of participants or due to low attendance.

REGISTRATION OPENS

1-2 weeks prior to the hike

WHAT TO BRING

  • Carry waterproof rainwear
  • Bring snacks and water
  • Bring sunscreen, sun hat and insect repellent
  • Wear supportive hiking boots with good tread. Hiking poles will be helpful.
  • Bring a face MASK

IMPORTANT COVID REMINDERS

The Club’s Covid-19 Safety Guidelines will be observed. 

GUIDING NOTES: 

HIKE PACE -  Leisure: 3 km/hr or less. Moderate: 3-4 km/hr or Fast: 4-5km/hr. All paces are average and depending on the terrain. 

TERRAIN - Easy: mostly flat and usually good footing (i.e. rail trails, Confederation Park, Bay Front Park), Moderate: some hills and/or poor footing (Bruce Trail, Dundas Valley, etc) and Challenging: steep hills and strenuous footing (Bruce Trail, some trails in Short Hills, Dundas Valley and Red Hill Valley). Please note variations can be expected with weather conditions. 


Attention Non-Members:  If you are thinking about becoming a member, the Halton Outdoor Club invites you to take part in up to two club activities as a Non-Member. After that, please join our club so we can welcome you as a member. 

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