Hiking RBG Arboretum Lilac Walk – 7km

  • 21 May 2024
  • 9:45 AM
  • RBG Arboretum, 16 Old Guelph Rd, Hamilton
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Registration

  • The registration opening date will be posted once details from RBG are announced
  • Non-members are welcome to participate in two club events prior to joining.

Registration is closed

HIKE TITLE

RBG Arboretum Lilac Walk – 7km

DATE

Tuesday, May 21, 2024. 

HIKE LEADER(S)

Jane Walker and Tessy Sagan

EMAIL AND CELL NUMBER

Jwhamilton9@gmail.com  905-807-3025

GENERAL LOCATION

(Locality, city and/or landmark)

Royal Botanical Gardens Arboretum

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: RBG Arboretum, 16 Old Guelph Rd, Hamilton L0R 2H9

Cost: This is a time-ticketed event and a two-part registration. 

Step 1: Register for the hike through the Halton Outdoor Club

Step 2: Register with www.rbg.ca for one of the limited parking spots.  Booking in advance will likely be necessary even for RBG members.  Last year’s cost was $10 (free for members – but still have to book a time).  When RBG releases details, this page will be updated.

Parking and meeting spot: Drive through the main entrance to the Arboretum.  Park in the circular lot.  We’ll meet at the south side of the parking lot near the outdoor pavilion.

RBG Arboretum Parking

DISTANCE

7km

PACE:

Leisurely / Moderate / Fast

Moderate to start and leisurely at the end.

DURATION APPROX

2 hours

TERRAIN:

Easy / Moderate / Challenging

Moderate. Wide asphalt gravel trail to begin.  Several hills, loose stones/rocks/tree roots/boardwalks and narrow trail in places.

TYPE OF HIKE:

i.e. Loop, There & Back or Combination

Loop

HIKE GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Point of interests

Experience one of the largest and most diverse lilac collections in the world.  The marsh boardwalk is also a highlight as we take in the wildlife from the lookout at Cootes Paradise.  The hike winds its way through forest and the marsh with several lookouts ending with a leisurely stroll amidst the heavenly fragrance of the RBG’s stunning lilac collection.

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.

ONLINE REGISTRATION &

HIKER GROUP SIZE 

The registration opening date will be posted once details from RBG are announced

 Up to 15 Hikers are welcome to participate in this event.

WHAT TO BRING

  Wear supportive hiking boots with good tread. Hiking poles may be helpful.

  Dress in layers according to weather; wear/bring waterproof rainwear.

  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

RBG has limited spots during Lilac season and pre-registration with RBG will likely be necessary. 

GUIDING NOTES:

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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