Online GHTC Trail map and Printable Trail section PDFs NOW available that show up to date Trail status.
The online map includes a Menu, will list waypoints (green markers), trail segments (orange and blue segment markers), and other highlights such as bridges, parking areas, etc. Clicking on these reveals more information.
Trail sections are double sided printable PDFs, similar to section maps and Trail descriptions in GHTC hardcopy handbook.
Guided Hike Program
Hiking During Covid
We still need to hike responsibly and safely.
We delayed our June edition of the newsletter for a month to see how the guidelines concerning the pandemic would evolve. We are sufficiently confident given the general vaccination rates and health guidance that we can start to offer a “Guided Hike Program Lite” schedule but we are still working out all the details. We will publish a schedule on the GHTC website. We, like many other organizations, are figuring out how to restart after having been shutdown for the better part of 18 months.
Respect Trail Closures : Check for closure information by visiting our website. Look for Trails, drop down to Reroutes and closures.
Choosing the Right Hike
Guelph Hiking Trail Club aims to have all hikers enjoy their experience and be safe.
Featured Self Guided Hike
James St Trail GOSLING BRIDGE OPEN
Approaches to the GOSLING BRIDGE were completed on Sunday October 10th,the day before Thanksgiving Monday and the bridge was declared "OPEN".
There remains some cosmetics,maybe a little more gravel and an official "grand opening".Details to follow.
Guelph Hiking and Trail Club will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of its founding in 2022. I know it seems pretty far away but we need to start now to present a celebration we can be proud of.
50 years is a long time for a community organization to be around. There has been no better time in the club's history to be thankful for the services provided by the club. Since March 2020 we have been in the position of having to find new ways to look after our health, both physical and mental. Especially at the beginning of the pandemic, we discovered a quietness that let us hear nature, see more wildlife and the time to really enjoy it. The club was not allowed to offer organized hikes, but our club's trails were there and still being kept up by dedicated volunteers. People have flocked to the trails and it has brought much recognition to the hard work the club does to keep up these trails for everyone to use, not just members.
We want to plan a celebration to mark our 50th anniversary that will send our club off into the next 50 years. We would like to have events happen all year long with a big get together or open house at some time in good weather. We are still in the brainstorming phase looking for both ideas and people willing to help out with those ideas.e.g.the Historic Hike Baton. If you would like to be part of the planning for this celebration please contact me directly.
Our club has a very diverse membership and wide age range. There is no "one size fits all" and we don't want to leave anyone out. I'm sure that we can come up with a program with a selection of events that will provide a good choice for everyone.
Please forward your thoughts directly to me firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Nicola Ross, the author of the Loops & Lattes series of hiking guides, will donate $5 to the Guelph Hiking Trail Club for every Loops &Latte book purchased on her website. See more of her books