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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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  • Saturday, June 4 International Trails Day Boardwalk Build
    9:30AM TO 3:00PM

    We will build boardwalk on Section 3 of Speed River Trail. All Materials and refreshments supplied. Just bring a pair of gloves, rubber boots, some lunch, and a hammer. We will lunch nearby on the banks of the Speed river. Meet at Guelph Covered Birdge parking lot on Gordon St at 9:30am. No experience required. Notify Bill Mungall in advance if you want to join the fun.
    Leader: Bill Mungall

  • Friday, June 17 Summer Solstice Picnic

    Join us at Riverside Park for our Summer Solstice Picni. We will gather at the small picnic shelter with the green roof around 4:00PM, and enjoy a potluck supper at 6:00pm. Please bring your favourite dish to share, your own plates and cutlery, as well as your own cups. Juice and water will be provided. You may also wish to bring a lawn chair. There will be a hike after supper, or you may just want to sit and socialize. Please contact Gitta for more information and to confirm your attendance.
    Leader: Gitta Housser 519-822-2568

  • Sunday, June 19 Preservation Park/Hanlon Creek - Recon and Repair
    1:00PM to 4:00PM

    Love walking in the Hanlon and interested in keeping the trail system safe, clean, and well maintained? Join Guelph Hiking Trail Club as we look for potential Trail Captains and do some recon and repair. Over the winter a few boards of the 600M of boardwalk rotted through or are in poor shape. We'll walk some of these boardwalks bringing tools to some repairs as a group and establish a team to monitor and maintain the trails. Bring a hammer, crowbar, and safety glasses if you have them. Please email in advance for meeting location if you are interested in being a trail captain and whether you can join this initial hike.
    Leader: Dave Culham

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.