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Tax receipts are issued for all donations over $10. We appreciate any donation and your support in helping us keep the trails open.

Hike with Jim Hoare

The Guelph Hiking Trail Club builds and maintains trails from Cambridge to Limehouse, and from Guelph to West Montrose.

We are a volunteer organization begun in 1970 and incorporated in 1974. We organize hikes, publish newsletters, and produce a Handbook of maps of our trails. We welcome visitors on our hikes and on our trails.

We hope to meet you on the trails!

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The City of Guelph has completed assessment of the tree plantations in the Arkell Springs Grounds. Tree removal activities have begun, and selected portions of the trail may be temporarily closed, to ensure the safety of workers and trail users during this period. Selected trails will be closed to ensure the safety of workers and trail users during this period. Trail closures will be posted and we ask for your patience and cooperation in staying out of those areas. Updated information will be provided as we receive it from the City. Please watch for and obey any signs posted by the City or GHTC.

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Get out on the trails and join others on the Club's wide variety of scheduled hikes this winter. Check out the latest Newsletter.

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  • Thursday, January 21st. 7pm. Trek and Tell.
    Zehrs Community Room
    Corner of Imperial and Paisley Rds.

    Come join the GHTC for a slide presentation on a interesting hiking adventure.

  • Sunday, January 31st. 4pm. Winter "Beach" Party.
    Union Hall
    611 Silvercreek Pkwy

    Social time will be from 4pm to 5pm. Pot Luck Supper will be at 5pm. Please bring your favourite dish to share, your own plates, cups, and cutlery. Coffee, tea, and juice will be provided. This year's theme will be "Beach Party" - so come dressed with your sun hats, ball caps, sun glasses, colourful shirts (anything summery looking). If you wish to stay after dinner for more fun, bring your favourite games, cards, board games, etc. A hike is scheduled prior to the party, so please check the hiking schedule. RSVP by January 27th to Gitta Housser., 519-822-2568.

  • Sunday, February 14th. 1pm. Kids Hike.
    Speed River Trail, Section 1 - 500 Wellington Street W (just west of Hanlon)

    Introduce the young people in your life to the fun of hiking, as we celebrate the Family Day weekend with a winter walk in the woods beside the Speed River, on Section 1 of the GHTC's Speed River Trail.

These are just snap shots that make up parts of a complete schedule that is full of interesting hikes and hiking related events. Check the current newsletter or review the calendar for the complete schedule.

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Kids' Hike
Photo by Peter Jaspers-Fryer

Summer on the Trail
Photo by Gitta Eizinger Housser

Some Guelph Hiking Trail Club projects
are supported by the Ontario Trillium Foundation and TD Friends of the Environment Foundation - Guelph Chapter.