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Hiking Old Guelph Rd to Rock Chapel

  • 12 Nov 2023
  • 8:45 AM
  • End of Old Guelph Rd, Hamilton
  • 5

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

Old Guelph Rd to Rock Chapel

DATE

Sunday, November 12, 2023

HIKE LEADER(S)

Bill Pote

EMAIL AND CELL NUMBER

wrsp777@gmail.com 289-772-9490

GENERAL LOCATION

Old Guelph Rd., Hamilton

START TIME

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

SPECIFIC MEETING PLACE OR PARKING LOCATION

Take Hwy 6 South to York Rd. Exit. Turn right on York Road, right on Old Guelph Road, continue turning right on Old Guelph Rd to the end. Old Guelph Rd & Bruce Trail - Google Maps

DISTANCE

9 - 12 km

PACE:

Leisurely / Moderate / Fast

 Moderate 3-4 km per hour

DURATION APPROX

3 hours walking time

TERRAIN:

Easy / Moderate / Challenging

Challenging. Lots of stairs, rocks and hills

TYPE OF HIKE:

i.e. loop or out and back

Out and back along main Bruce Trail

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Point of interests

Views of Dundas and Hamilton from the escarpment. We will see an abandoned skate board park and Borers Falls

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 20 hikers are welcome to participate in 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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