Calendar of Events

National Volunteer Week

     A Huge Thank You to Our Volunteers

 On behalf of GHTC, I would like to thank any and everyone who has volunteered their time to our organization.  As volunteer-run organization that has been around for over 50 years, our longevity would not be possible without the dedication, selflessness, and servitude of our extensive volunteer network.  This includes our club executive, trail captains, hike and member coordinators, newsletter editors, website and social media administrators, hike leaders, work party volunteers, and anyone who has spent any amount of time acting as an ambassador for our club in the community.

Thank you so much for everything you all do!


 Colin McCusker

President, Guelph Hiking Trail Club

Year of the Bridges

Fundraising or constructing bridges has been one of the primary ways in which the GHTC has been able to reach out and forge connections in our community.

For this reason, we decided to call 2023 the “Year of the Bridges,” an indication of our ongoing determination to strengthen ties within and without our club.

To motivate people to visit the various “connections” in our trail system, we incorporated a “Year of the Bridges Passport Log” .

More info - Year of the Bridges

Online GHTC Trail Map and printable PDFs

Online GHTC Trail map and Printable Trail Section PDFs are available FREE to members and cost $5 for non-members.

Order from GHTC Store or See more info and Order

Guided Hike Program

If you have registered for a hike and cannot attend, please CANCEL YOUR REGISTRATION by logging on, click on your name, then click on  My registrations tab. Select the event you wish to cancel.

Upcoming Hikes

GHTC Work Parties

Annual Boxing Day Hike

About 30 hikers join hike leader Vanessa on the Kortright Hills Park hike.

Photo courtesy of Michelle Lebon

New Year's Day Clear the Cobwebs

Over 30 hikers joined new club President, Colin McCusker and GHTC’s Past President, John Fisher along James St trail to Arboretum Side Trail hike.

Photo courtesy of Gitta Housser

Guelph to Goderich (G2G)Trailway

Guelph to Goderich (G2G)-GuelphTrailway Update November29th

GHTC and other community organizations have been working for over 20 years to create a safe intuitive trailway from the Kissing Bridge Trailway Trailhead at Silver Creek to downtown Guelph.

The 2024-2027 City multi year budget did not include any funding to complete the trail. The Guelph Trail Users Coalition felt that a redesignation of the trail from “city building” which relied on the city to plan, fund and install the trail would have a greater likelihood of completion if it was reclassified as a “community led ,city supported” trail installation. At the council meeting that was reserved for public delegations regarding the budget John Fisher President of the Guelph Hiking Trail Club pitched the proposal which would add a revenue generating asset at no cost to the taxpayer.

At council’s final budget amendment meeting Councillor Downer proposed a motion that was unanimously supported.

Guelph's 2024-2027 Multi-Year Budget

Councillor Downer's motion:

1. That Park staff be directed to initiate discussions with the Guelph Trail

Users Coalition to consider a Community led / City supported approach toward the implementation of the Guelph to Goderich /Trans Canada North trail connection.

 The Guelph Trail Users coalition are very encouraged by this development which will give the community more authority to push the project forward in conjunction with community, regional and national stakeholders with the support of the city.

The Guelph Trail Users coalition (GHTC, running clubs, bike clubs, active transportation group) have a workshop planned for Jan16th.

More updates to follow, but the target completion date is 2027, Guelph’s Bicentennial anniversary.

.Link to G2G websiteGuelph Today article.

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. 

Support GHTC activities and Trail improvements           

  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


Privacy Policy

Guelph Hiking Trail Club is a charitable organization 

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