Hiking the trails of the Niagara Gorge in the Niagara Glen

  • 30 Sep 2022
  • 9:45 PM
  • Niagara Glen Nature Centre parking lot, 3050 Niagara Pkwy, Niagara Falls
  • 10

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

Hiking the trails of the Niagara Gorge in the Niagara Glen

DATE

Friday September 30, 2022

HIKE LEADER(S)

Andy Byj

EMAIL AND CELL NUMBER

andybyj@cogeco.ca, 289-981-2384

GENERAL LOCATION

3050 Niagara Pkwy, Niagara Falls, ON

At the Niagara Glen Nature Centre parking lot

START TIME

9:45 am for a 10:00 am start.

SPECIFIC MEETING PLACE OR PARKING LOCATION

Park at the north end of the Niagara Glen Nature Centre parking lot.  3050 Niagara Pkwy, Niagara Falls, ON.

43.130235, -79.059538

43°07'49.2"N 79°03'34.5"W

Pay and display parking at $3.00 per hour is required with credit card/cash or Niagara Parkway parking app.

DISTANCE

Approx. 8 km

PACE:

Leisurely / Moderate / Fast

Moderate: depending on the trail conditions

DURATION APPROX

Approx. 4 hours

TERRAIN:

Easy / Moderate / Challenging

Moderate; expect hills

The trails throughout the Niagara Glen are classified as “Moderate” and have infrequent obstacles and gently rolling areas with some short, steep sections.  Some of the short, steep climbs are challenging.

TYPE OF HIKE:

i.e. loop or out and back

2 loops. The Whirlpool Trail and the River Trail.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Point of interests

Located deep in the Niagara Gorge, a 4 story steel staircase leads down to several kilometers of trails that wind through this pristine pocket of Carolinian Forest, past prehistoric geological formations, wild flora and fauna. The Niagara Glen has many trails that are adjacent and overlook the rapid waters of the Niagara River.

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.

Please note, as we will be descending and ascending on stone pathways which can be quite slippery when wet, this hike will only occur if weather conditions are good. Leader will make the final call Go/No GO

REGISTRATION OPENS

2 weeks before the hike. Up to 15 participants are welcome

WHAT TO BRING

Poles would be very useful

Wear supportive hiking boots with good tread

Dress in layers according to weather

Snacks and water

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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