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 Hikes

Saturday   Oct 12 1pm G2G Trail
Level 1, Moderately fast pace 3 hours

Hike the G2G Rail Trail between Walton and Blyth.  Meet at the Blyth Greenway trail start and we will car pool to Walton and hike back 12.3 km to Blyth on a flat level trail.

Leader Patrick Capper 519-606-0016 pcapper99@gmail.com

 

Sunday Oct 20 1pm Millenium Trail    Level 2, Leisurely Pace, 1 hour

 

Please contact Carolyn Brown at 519-524-5181 for  arrangements and more details.

 

Saturday Oct 26   9 am

 

GART and Menesetung Trail

Levels 1 and 2 1.5 hours

You are invited to participate in a hike starting at the  GART “Rock” entrance at the Menesetung Bridge, North Harbour Road, Goderich. We will hike the GART rail trail for approximately 10 minutes, then take the Menesetung Trail entrance leading down and along the slope to the Maitland River valley.  This trail is very scenic with a diversified selection of trees, plants and flowers present making this an entertaining and varied hike. When we reconnect with the GART, we can stop for a snack and water break at the scenic lookout overlooking the river valley and Goderich, or hike up to the serene Tiger Dunlop Tomb location. Note, there is a slope to navigate when entering the Menesetung Trail, and stairs to climb when exiting. The GART is Level 1 – (Easy) while the Menesetung Trail is Level 2 (Moderate – some ups and downs & rough spots).  There are no washrooms.  As always, we recommend wearing proper hiking boots, long pants tucked in, water and snack, and carry bug repellent. 

Distance is approx. 4 km, and total hiking time is just over an hour not including snack break.

Contact: Doug Ellacott 519-277-1768

 


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.

Speeds:

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.