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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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ARKELL SPRINGS FOREST STEWARDSHIP
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 summer and autumn. Check out the latest Newsletter.


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  • Sat Jan 07 MANSFIELD OUTDOOR CENTRE-GROOMED XC TRAILS
    3-4hrs

    Ski only trip. This area on Airport Road in the Mulmur Hills is under 73 minutes away and features a range of trails from novice to expert. $19.00day pass fee. Rentals available. Cafeteria in the chalet, or bring your lunch. Meet at Guelph Covered Bridge at 9:00 a.m. for car pooling
    Leader: Suzanne Gates 519-265-3962 Level 1 & 2. Speed Mild & Moderate


  • Sun Jan 08 YORK ROAD PONDS PHOTO HIKE
    1.5-2hrs

    Meet at the entrance to the York Road Ponds parking lot at 1:30 PM. Bring a camera you are comfortable using. We will explore the trails around the ponds and the small waterfalls.
    Leader: Bob Fanning 519 822 5181 fanbobam@gmail.com Level 1. Speed easy


  • Sat Jan 14 ELORA CATARACT TRAILWAY
    3 hrs

    At this time of year, it will be a weather-dependent hike. We could cross country ski or hike or both on the trail between Erin and Cataract. Start time is 1p.m. Call Mike for details.
    Leader: Mike Curtis Erin 1-905-877-4134 Level 1. Speed Moderate


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.