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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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New Infrastructure Work on the Arkell Springs Loop Trail in Section 2 RLT
We will be monitoring any closures in this area. We will share details from the City. Please adhere to any signed closures. City staff will let us know when tree cutting and construction are finished. We will issue bulletins as work progresses.

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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, March 17th. Trek and Tell.
    7pm. Zehrs Community Room.
    Paisley Rd. and Imperial Rd.

    This Trek and Tell's speaker will be Allan Mallory, who will be presenting "The Family that Conquered Everest…and the Secrets to their Success".

  • Friday April 22nd. Earth Day. 7pm.

    The Ignatius Creation Trail launched in June 2015 as part of the second phase of this 500-year Old-Growth Forest Project. Walk through a mixed hardwood forest of cherry, ash and beech, and then follow the banks of the Speed River for a short distance to ruins of an summer villa and then explore the meadow that has been planted with over a thousand native trees and shrubs as part of the restoration work. Learn about opportunities for hands-on engagement with this restoration work. A wonderful celebration of Earth Day. Unpaved. Meet at 7p.m. on Cross Creek Blvd. between 50 and 55, beside the community mailbox. Parking on the boulevard.

  • Saturday, April 23rd. Trails Open Event

    Various Times For the GHTC's 6th year of association with Doors Open Guelph,sponsored by the Guelph Arts Council, we offer several short hikes on a new piece of the Radial Line Trail that takes us off a road on the outskirts of Guelph. We also see the ruins of an old mill dam on Torrance Creek, perhaps the biggest trees in Guelph, remnants of the original aqueduct into Guelph and one of the last bow string bridges in Wellington County. Meet at the Barber Scout Camp parking area on Stone Rd East (just east of the railway crossing) at various times during the day (to be announced on website). The hikes will run between 10:30 and 3pm.

  • Sat Apr 30. Grey County Three Falls and Winery Bus hike

    8am-6pm Level 2-3, Speed moderate Travel to Grey County by bus and see three waterfalls, Hogg’s Falls, Eugenia Falls, Webwood Falls and visit Georgian Hills vineyards. We will do a 9K hike with an option for a shorter hike. Cost will be $25 which includes wine sampling. Contact Jane for bus seat availability. Jane Shifflett 519 822 3229

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.