Scheduled Hikes

Guided Hikes

  • Pre-register with the Hike Leader as conditions may change later in the year. 
  • Bring your own pen for signing the waiver or download and bring the personal hike waiver. 
  • Please avoid unnecessary travel. 
  • Hike Leaders will ensure that health recommendations are followed at all times, e.g. social distancing

Lobb’S Trail
August 15th, 9am prompt
Moderate Pace, About 1.5hrs. See #15 in the Huron County Hiking Guide.  Located at junction of School House Road and Maitland Line.  The trail is mostly under forest cover on wide well-maintained old logging roads.  One hill to go up and down.  There is a slight risk of being cancelled due to logging.  Contact Hike Leader Patrick Capper at 519-606-0016 or email pcapper99 AT gmail.com.   Hikers from Huron, Bruce, and Perth Counties are welcome and must socially distance.

Maitland Trail & John and Marylo Graham Nature Reserve
September 12th, 9am prompt
Moderate pace, about 1.5hrs.  Meet at 80965 Sharpes Creek Line (just South of Bishop’s Road).  We will follow the Maitland Trail until the Carey property boundary then take the Nature Reserve trails back to rejoin the Maitland Trail.  Contact Hike Leader Patrick Capper at 519-606-0016 or email pcapper99 AT gmail.com.   Hikers from Huron, Bruce, and Perth Counties are welcome and must socially distance.

Hullett Sugar Bush Trails
October 18th, 9am
Moderate pace, about 1.75 hrs.  Meet at 80602 Wildlife Line.  We will hike the blue white and green trails.  There may be long wet grass on parts of the hike.  No major hills to climb.  Contact Hike Leader Patrick Capper at 519-606-0016 or email pcapper99 AT gmail.com.   Hikers from Huron, Bruce, and Perth Counties are welcome and must socially distance. 

Fall Colours At Lobb’s Trail
October, date TBD
THis hike will be timed during the peak colour change of the leaves, so a date has not yet been set.  Contact Hike Leader Patrick Capper at 519-606-0016 or email pcapper99 AT gmail.com.  Hikers from Huron, Bruce, and Perth Counties are welcome and must socially distance.

Point Farms
October, date TBD
Hike Leader Anne will be leading hikes in Point Farms Provincial Park this fall.  Keep an eye HERE for details to come.

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:

Download the personal hike waiver here.

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.