Scheduled Hikes

Contact us if you’d like to come on any of the hikes listed below, or if you’d like more information.

December Hikes

Mavis and Taylor Trails
Saturday December 7th 9 a.m. Moderate pace, about 1 hour
Hike or snowshoe depending on conditions at Varna on the Mavis and Taylor Trails. The Taylor Trail is a flat trail through the woods, followed by the Mavis Trail which includes a 65 foot bridge and a lookout over the Bayfield River.
Leader Patrick Capper or (519) 606-0016

Lobb Trail
Thursday December 26th (Boxing Day) 9 a.m. Moderately fast pace, about 1½ hours
Hike or snowshoe at the Lobb Trail. This is a beautiful trail which is usually groomed. It includes a hill down to the side of the Maitland River.
Leader Patrick Capper or (519) 606-0016

Terrain Rating:

Level 1:  Well defined trails, gentle inclines. Good walking shoes recommended.

Level 2:  May be hilly, some rough spots or obstacles.  Boots recommended.

Level 3:  Rough terrain, steep sections, long climbs and descents, beaver dams or other obstacles, rock scrambling.  Boots required. Fit, experienced hikers only.  Long pants & sleeves recommended.


Leisurely:  2-3km/hr

Moderate:  3-4km/hr

Brisk:  +5km/hr

A reminder:

All participants of any MTA hike are required to sign a waiver which states:

I acknowledge that this activity of the Maitland Trail Association, in which I am participating, involves risks that are beyond the control of the Association. Notwithstanding the acknowledgement of such risks, I hereby release the Maitland Trail Association, Hike Ontario its contractors, employees, volunteers, agents, assigns and executors from all claims for the damage how ever so arising as a result of my participation in this or any other activity organized by the Association.

I agree to pay the costs of any emergency evacuation of my person or belongings that may be necessary. I affirm that I am aware of the nature of this activity, its distance, duration and degree of difficulty and that I am properly equipped and physically able to participate. I have no medical or other conditions that might preclude my participation. I agree to follow the directions of the leader. My signature below confirms that I am at least 18 years old, that I have read this document, I am signing voluntarily, and that I fully understand its effect. I understand that this document must be properly completed before I will be allowed to participate in the event.