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


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Bus Hike 2017

Kolapore Uplands-Metcalf Rock in Beaver Valley, Grey County
Submitted by Cynthia Corks

On September 6, 2017 we are taking a bus trip to Grey County for a hike on the Bruce Trail. Metcalf Rock is a beautiful area where a massive block is slowly separating from the main cliff leaving behind a crevice filled with tumbled rock, tenacious cedars, and a variety of ferns. The summit of Metcalf Rock offers splendid views to the west over Kolapore Creek Valley. We will hike part of the main Bruce Trail and the Chuck Grant Side Trail. (map #25 Bruce Trail Guide) There are several bridges to cross along Mill Creek. The hike is 10.5K and will take approximately three hours. There will be a drop out point at 6K. This hike is rated Level 2 with a few sections rated Level 3 due to steep climbs or descents and rocky terrain. Hiking boots and poles are strongly recommended. Bring snacks, water, and insect repellent. Lunch will be served at Justin’s Oven in Kimberly. Your choices are:

  • Organic grass-fed beef burger with tomato, onions, homemade relish, pickles, cheese and bacon
  • Soft open-faced taco with jerk chicken, peppers, onion tomato, homemade salsa, and sour cream
  • Soft open- faced taco with beef and same condiments as above
  • Soft open-faced taco with hummus and same condiments as above
All mains come with a Caesar Salad. Desserts may be purchased if wanted. There are also gluten free buns and corn tortillas available.

After lunch we will visit The Beaver Valley Orchard and Cidery for a short tour and tasting. Cider will be available for purchase. After the cidery we will return to Guelph. The cost of the trip is $20 which includes lunch and the cider sampling. You must register by August 28, 2017 and pay the fee at that time. To reserve a seat please send a cheque for $20 to Guelph Hiking and Trail Club, PO Box 1, Guelph, N1H 6J6 and indicate that it is for the bus hike or go towww.guelphhiking.com to register on line. The bus will leave Guelph promptly at 8:00 AM from the Woodlawn Road Canadian Tire parking lot. Everyone needs to meet NO LATER THAN 7:45AM. Don’t miss this opportunity for a rewarding hike, good food, and camaraderie!


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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.