Instructions for Joining Guided Hikes:
- Pre-register with the Hike Leader as conditions may change up until the day before the hike.
- Sign our online waiver for 2021 events
- Please follow the current Public Health Ontario requirements such as avoiding unnecessary travel.
- Hike Leaders will ensure that health recommendations are followed at all times, e.g. social distancing and mask wearing.
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.
All participants of any MTA activity are required to sign a waiver which states:
I acknowledge that Maitland Trail Association activities, in which I am participating, and may include but are not limited to any or all of activities such as hiking, skiing, snowshoeing, cycling, trail work, and/or trail-related maintenance, involve risks that are beyond the control of the Association. Notwithstanding the acknowledgement of such risks, I hereby release the Maitland Trail Association, Hike Ontario, and their contractors, employees, volunteers, agents, assigns and executors from all claims for the damage howeverso arising as a result of my participation in any activity organized by the Association.
I agree to pay the costs of any emergency evacuation of my person or belongings that may be necessary.
While participating in MTA activities, I agree to follow the directions of the MTA organizer(s).
I affirm that prior to participation, I will be aware of the nature of each activity, its distance, duration and degree of difficulty, and that I will be properly equipped and physically able to participate.
I have no medical or other conditions that might preclude my participation. I am not known to have or suspected of having COVID-19, nor am I in close contact with a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19, prior to participating. If, at any time during the year for which this waiver applies, my condition changes or I am in close contact with a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19, I will refrain from participating in any MTA activities until I am cleared to do so by the Provincial Public Health Unit.
By selecting ‘Yes’ below, I am confirming voluntarily that I have read this document, that I fully understand its effect, and that I am at least 18 years old. I understand that this document must be properly completed before I will be allowed to participate in MTA activities.