Scheduled Hikes

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


Taylor and Mavis Trail



Sunday, June 17 – 9 AM | Moderate Pace, 3 hrs

Meet at the Stanley Recreation Centre Complex 1.6 km west of Varna on

County Rd#3. Then those who wish can drive and hike the Bannockburn

Trail ( about 3/4 hour more).

Contact: Patrick Capper (519) 606-0016


Welcome to Canada Day Sunrise Walk

Sunday, July 1 – 6 AM | Level 1, Leisurely Pace, 2 + hrs

Start the day by enjoying the beauty of the early dawn awakening the river

valley and the cool, early morning air to remind us why we are so lucky to

live here. We will start at the St Christopher’s Beach pavilion across from

Beach St. Station and walk over the Menesetung Bridge with its always

interesting vista, to Tiger Dunlop’s Tomb, then return for breakfast

(muffins, cheese, fruit, tea, coffee and juice). Let us know if you are coming,

so we can plan food quantities. Wear your raincoat if possible showers.

Cancelled if pouring rain.

Contact: Wendy (519) 525-6976 or Anne (519) 529-3050


Jenkins to Morris Tract Line

Saturday, July 7 – 9 AM | Moderately Fast Pace, ~ 2 hrs

7.9 to 14.7 km on the Maitland Trail plus 0.8 km of side trail. Meet at 9 a.m.

at 36833 County Road 31 ( Londesboro Rd) i.e.where meets Morris Tract

Line. Car pool to Jenkins (36205 County Rd 31)

Contact: Patrick Capper (519) 606-0016


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.


Leisurely:  2-3km/hr

Moderate:  3-4km/hr

Brisk:  +5km/hr