Hiking City View/Kerncliff 11+/-kms

  • 09 Oct 2021
  • 9:15 AM
  • City View Park, Burlington
  • 14

Registration

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

Registration is closed

HIKE TITLE

City View / Kerncliff 11 +/- kms

DATE

Saturday October 9

HIKE LEADER(S)

Jim Blair

CONTACT INFORMATION

pblair24@cogeco.ca          Cell: 905 906 6941

GENERAL LOCATION

Burlington (west)

START TIME

9:15 for 9:30 a.m. start

MEETING PLACE OR PARKING LOCATION

City View Park, 2500 Kerns Rd.  South Entrance (entrance closest to the escarpment, NOT the soccer fields) The entrance to the parking lot is on Kerns Rd., 350 meters south of Highway 5.

(DO NOT go to Kerncliff park which is below the escarpment).

DISTANCE (km)

11 +/- kms

PACE:

Leisurely / Moderate / Fast

4 - 4.5 kms per hour:  Moderate – Fast

DURATION APPROX (hrs)

2.5 – 3 hours

TERRAIN:

Easy / Moderate / Challenging

Moderate to Challenging. There are ups and downs, some flat areas and some rocky patches. There may be muddy sections.

TYPE OF HIKE:

Mostly out and back with a loop

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Point of interests

This hike has it all: stunning vistas of Burlington and beyond; field and forest ecosystems; classic limestone cliffs and a stunning river valley. We will follow the main Bruce Trail and some Side Trails, descending into the Grindstone Creek Valley and back up.

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

Between 1-2 weeks before the hike

WHAT TO BRING

  Supportive hiking boots with a good tread. Poles will be useful

  Dress in layers according to the weather

  Carry:  snacks, water, waterproof raingear, extra clothing

  Sun protection.

IMPORT 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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1-877-877-4550

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P.O. Box 91565
Burlington, ON L7R 4L6

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