Hiking Kerncliff Park (secret trail also called “Colonoscopy Trail” )

  • 14 Sep 2022
  • 8:45 AM
  • Kerncliff Park, 2198 Kerns Rd, 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

Kerncliff Park (secret trail also called “Colonoscopy Trail” )

DATE

Wednesday, Sept. 14

HIKE LEADER(S)

Lisa Raftis

EMAIL AND CELL NUMBER

raftislisa@gmail.com 416-829-5053

GENERAL LOCATION

Kerncliff Park, 2198 Kerns Rd, Burlington

START TIME

Meet at 8:45 am for 9:00 am start

SPECIFIC MEETING PLACE OR PARKING LOCATION

Meet in the parking lot at Kerncliff Park. The parking lot is accessible by driving north on Kerns Rd from the North Service Rd. Washroom available

DISTANCE

approx. 8 km

PACE:

Leisurely / Moderate / Fast

Leisurely 2-3 km per hour

DURATION APPROX

3 - 4 hours walking time

TERRAIN:

Easy / Moderate / Challenging

Moderate

TYPE OF HIKE:

i.e. loop or out and back

There and back with some loops

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Point of interests

Hiking on an unmarked trail west of Kerns Rd known as the “Colonoscopy trail” designed by mountain bikers, will come out at King Rd and will do some road walking south on King Rd and west on the North Service Rd to a short trail,  through an interesting road of houses and back through the Bruce 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

2 weeks before the hike. Up to 15 hikers are welcome to this event

WHAT TO BRING

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

     Dress in layers according to weather

     Bring snacks and lots of water

     Sun protection, sun hat and insect repellent

     Bring tick removal kit if you have one

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

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