Collected: $9,860.00
Goal: $30,000.00
The Guelph Hiking Trail Club (GHTC) needs your help with improvements to the most well used naturalized rail trail in Guelph. We’re working to make the James Street Trail safer and more accessible for everyone. An additional $5,000 has been pledged.

Phase 1 - Culvert Location

Phase 1 - Planned Bridge Design

Choose the Right Hike

 Guelph Hiking Trail Club aims to have all hikers enjoy their experience and be safe.

 With this in mind, hikers should choose a hike suited to their interests and physical abilities. Be honest with yourself in judging your abilities, remembering that we tire more quickly when walking on snow/rough terrain. Consult the hike description for the hike speed, length, and difficulty of terrain (if in doubt, contact the hike leader).

 To assist in choosing the correct hike, GHTC home page will now have three boxes of upcoming hikes. Easy hikes will be 4km/2hrs or less, and slow or moderate pace depending on terrain. Moderate hikes usually will be up to 8km and slow or moderate pace depending on terrain. Difficult hikes usually would be anything over 8km regardless of speed or terrain.

Leaders have authority to refuse a hiker participation if footwear is not suitable for trail conditions or if the leader feels the hiker's physical abilities would put hiker's safety at risk.

 There is also a hike calendar that colour codes hikes by difficulty.

Upcoming Hikes

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Who We Are

GHTC is a volunteer organization that offers guided hikes of various lengths, throughout the year in Guelph and the surrounding area. We maintain over 80km of trails, thanks to private landowner permission, from Cambridge to Limehouse and from Guelph to West Montrose.

We offer general hikes, kids' hikes, photo hikes, trail end-to-end hikes and ski/snowshoe hikes.

Members get together for fall/winter slide show presentations and various social activities.

While most of our hikes and events are free and open to the public, consider supporting the Guelph Hiking Trail Club by becoming a member! Membership fees are $25 annually and tax-deductible. Membership fees and donations are used to pay for trail maintenance, newsletter production, and liability insurance.