Borer’s Falls – Rock Chapel Sanctuary – 7 km
Day of week, DD/MM/YYYY
Monday, December 11, 2023
Tessy Sagan and Jane Walker
EMAIL AND CELL NUMBER
firstname.lastname@example.org (289) 928-3235
(Locality, city and/or landmark)
Borer’s Falls – York Road near Valley Road, Dundas
MEETING AND START TIME
9:45 am (hike will leave at 10:00am)
SPECIFIC MEETING PLACE OR PARKING LOCATION
(Include exact address, GPS coordinate and/or map)
Address: Borer’s Falls Dog Park, 491 York Road (near Valley Road) Dundas L9H 5Z9 Borer's Falls Dog Park - Google Maps
Parking and meeting spot: Meet at the Borer’s Falls dog park on York Road to hike the Borer’s Falls Trails.
Cost: Free parking.
Leisurely / Moderate / Fast
Easy / Moderate / Challenging
Challenging at times especially in winter, steep hills, large rocks, wooden stairs. Becomes moderate once we’re on top of the escarpment. Challenging descent. Lots of rocks/tree roots, narrow trail through the forest.
TYPE OF HIKE:
i.e. Loop, There & Back or Combination
There and back.
HIKE GENERAL DESCRIPTION
Point of interests
Panoramic views once we reach the top of the escarpment but the first 20 minutes or so of the hike is straight uphill over tree roots, rocks and wooden stairs. A bit of a climb but lovely once there! We’ll walk along the escarpment to a beautiful view of Borer’s Falls, a 15-metre-high ribbon-style falls and continue to the Rock Chapel Sanctuary part of RBG and an old Sugar Shack. For part of the hike, we’ll be along-side Rock Chapel Road.
If winter has arrived, ice grippers/trax will be a necessity.
Yes. A Must. Leaders appreciate early registration and at least 24 hours before the event.
• 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.
ONLINE REGISTRATION &
HIKER GROUP SIZE
Registration opens 2 weeks before the hike. Up to 12 Hikers are welcome to participate in this event.
WHAT TO BRING
• Wear supportive hiking boots with good tread. Hiking poles will be helpful.
• Ice grippers or Trax for your boots may well be necessary – watch the weather.
• Dress in layers according to weather; wear/bring waterproof rainwear, mittens and hats.
• Bring snacks and enough water for the duration of the hike.
• Sun and bug protection if necessary.
Other Specifics to Your Hike
i.e. social to follow hike
Optional social afterwards at Detour Café, 41 King St. West Dundas L9H 1T5
HIKE PACE - Leisure: 3 km/hr or less. Moderate: 3-4 km/hr or Fast: 4-5km/hr. All paces are an average and will depend on the terrain and weather. Rest stops are not included in the overall pace.
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 long hills and strenuous footing (some parts of the Bruce Trail, some trails in Short Hills, up and down the escarpment). Please note variations can be expected with wet or icy 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 (2) club activities as a Non-Member. You will have to sign a waiver of participation with the Hike Leader. After that, please join our club so we can welcome you as a member.
Attention Past Members: You are not entitled to two trial activities. Please renew your membership to take advantage of all that the Club has to offer.
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