Scheduled Hikes

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

October

Falls Reserve Conservation Area

Saturday, October 27 – 10 AM | Level 2, Leisurely Pace, 1.5 hrs

We will meet at the Falls Reserve Entrance Parking lot outside the main gate, (from Londesborough Rd, to 80900 Falls Reserve Line, near

Benmiller). We will walk past the fish pond and down the big hill. Continuing our beautiful fall walk through the hardwood forest downriver,

we will stop to admire the falls. Then we will continue our loop through the campgrounds and side trails back to the park entrance.

Contact: Hugh and Colleen McGregor (519) 524-8543

 

November

Point Farms Provincial Park

Sunday, November 4 – 1:30 PM | Level 2, Moderate Pace – 2 hrs

We’ll begin the hike on the north trail and go down to the beach level.

Depending on conditions of the south trail, we’ll hike back up either keeping

to trail or taking the road back. For those who wish to take a shorter, more

level hike, there’s the option of returning before the rest of the group

descends to beach level. This is a delightful hike for the variety it affords.

Contact: Anne Storey (519) 529 3050 to register.

Lobb’s Trails

 

Saturday, November 17 – 9 AM | Moderate Pace, ~1 ½ hrs

Meet at the parking lot at the junction of Maitland Line and School House

Road. Most of the trail is in the shade and nearly half the trail is close to the

Maitland river. The trail is all on old logging roads. There is one big hill, if

there is a lot of rain parts of the trail may be flooded causing some back

tracking. This may be one of the last chances to hike this trail before the

woodlot is logged to clear out many dead ash trees.

Contact: Patrick Capper (519)606-0016 or email pcapper99@gmail.com

 

Maitland Trail – River Line to Ball’s Bridge

Saturday, November 24 – 1 pm – Level 2, leisurely pace, 2 hrs

A less-travelled section of the Maitland Trail ending with part of the Ball’s

Bridge side trail and a visit to the heritage bridge and its historic plaques.

Approx. 5 km.

Contact: Beth Ross (519) 524 8144

Terrain Rating:

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

Level 2:  Generally on trail.  May be hilly, light bushwhacking, some rough spots or obstacles.  Boots recommended.

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

A reminder for all participants of any MTA led hike.

All participants 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.

Speeds:

Leisurely:  2-3km/hr

Moderate:  3-4km/hr

Brisk:  +5km/hr