Hiking ET&T Series – City View to Smokey Hollow (Hike 6)

  • 09 Feb 2023
  • 9:45 AM
  • City View Park, 2500 Kerns Road, Burlington
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  • Registration opens 2 weeks before the hike
  • Non-members are welcome to participate in two club events prior to joining.

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HIKE TITLE

ET&T Series – City View to Smokey Hollow

(Hike 6)

DATE

Thursday, February 9th, 2023

HIKE LEADER(S)

Cherie Jackson

EMAIL AND CELL NUMBER

cjackson35@cogeco.ca

905-220-7264

GENERAL LOCATION

Burlington

START TIME

9:45 AM to start at 10:00 AM

MEETING PLACE OR PARKING LOCATION

City View Park

2500 Kerns Road, Burlington  L7P 1P8

Use the south parking lot; it’s the second entrance south of Dundas Street.

Parking Location

DISTANCE

9 +/- kms

PACE:

Leisurely / Moderate / Fast

Moderate 3-4 kph

DURATION APPROX

2.5 hours

TERRAIN:

Easy / Moderate / Challenging

Easy to Moderate: mainly flat, rocky sections, one hill, bridge, road crossings, short residential section

TYPE OF HIKE:

Out and back

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Point of interests

Most of this route uses the Bruce Trail, and includes expansive panoramic views of Kerncliff Park, Burlington and Lake Ontario.  Smokey Hollow Falls is a popular destination and is quite scenic. 

The ET&T series offers 24 hikes, every Thursday from January 5th to June 15th 2023.  These hikes follow local trails that a group of HOC members compiled into a guide book titled “Escarpment Trails and Treks: Two-Hour Hikes in Halton, Hamilton and Niagara”. These hikes  are very special and ideal for getting to know local trails in only 2-3 hours and all in close proximity to your home in Halton, Hamilton and Niagara Region, Southern Ontario. All level of hikers are welcome! 

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 participate in this event.

WHAT TO BRING

  Wear supportive hiking boots with good tread.

  Bring icers and hiking poles.

  Dress in layers according to weather

  Bring 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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