Hiking Falls Escarpment Hike

  • 27 Aug 2022
  • 9:00 AM
  • Rock Chapel Road, Parking Lot Borer’s Falls Conservation Area, Dundas
  • 9

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

Falls Escarpment Hike

DATE

Saturday August 27th

HIKE LEADER(S)

Frank Vajda

EMAIL AND CELL NUMBER

Frank.vajda@bell.net   905-510-4103

GENERAL LOCATION

Borer’s Falls Conservation Area, Spencer Gorge

START TIME

9:00AM

SPECIFIC MEETING PLACE OR PARKING LOCATION

Borer’s Falls parking lot inside the gate (PAID PARKING ONLY-opens at 8:00AM) 

Rock Chapel Road: KM62.0, Edition 30 Bruce Trail Map

DISTANCE

Approx. 15 KM

PACE: Moderate to Brisk

Moderate: 3-4 KM/hr

DURATION APPROX

Approx. 4.5 Hrs

TERRAIN:

Easy / Moderate / Challenging

Varied. Some flat sections plus challenging rocky or gravel descents and ascents along the side of the escarpment.

TYPE OF HIKE:

i.e. loop or out and back

Out and Back

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Point of interests

Escarpment views from Borer’s Falls to Tews Falls following the Main Bruce Trail accessing Tews Falls Side Trail and Glen Ferguson Side Trail

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. Up to 10 participants are welcome to this event

WHAT TO BRING

  Wear supportive hiking boots with good tread. Hiking poles will be helpful.

  Dress in layers according to weather

  Carry waterproof rainwear, snacks and water

  Sun and bug protection if necessary

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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