Scheduled Hikes

Instructions for Joining Guided Hikes:

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

Maitland Trail Fall Hikes

John and Marylo Graham Nature Conservancy Trails

August 14th, 9am

Expect to take about 1 1/2 hours Meet at 80965 Sharpes Creek Line near Bishop’s Rd. No big hills on this section. Pre-register with Patrick Capper by email: pcapper99@gmail.com

Maitland Trail Section Hike

River Line to Cherrydale Rd

September 11, 9am

This section has some steep hills and will require hikers that are comfortable with carpooling. Meet at 9 a.m. at Cherrydale Road where the Maitland Trail comes out (about 0.3 km from Londesboro Rd) to carpool back to River Line. Bring a lunch. This is mostly for those who wish to get in shape for a virtual Camino later in the month. Pre-register with Patrick Capper by email: pcapper99@gmail.com

Lobb Trail Fall Colour Hike

October 11, 1pm  (Originally scheduled for Oct 9)

This hike will be timed during the peak colour change of the leaves, so the date may change by approximately one week. If you are interested in a fall colour hike on the Lobb Trail, contact Hike Leader Faye at 519-524-2070 or email fribey@hurontel.on.ca. Keep an eye on the MTA website for additional details as we draw closer to this hike.

Riverbend Loop

October 23rd, 9am

Hike for about 2 1/2 hours Meet at 36833 Londesboro Road (where Morris Tract Line ends). We will hike down to the Maitland Trail and hike to River Bend and that loop to the 10.5 km point and return This has two big hills. Pre-register with Patrick Capper by email: pcapper99@gmail.com

A reminder:

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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.