About Us

The Pine Ridge Hiking Club is one of nine member clubs that make up the Ganaraska Hiking Trail Association who maintain the trail from Port Hope to the Bruce Trail and to Georgian Bay. Dedicated to conservation, this group was founded in 1967 with the objective of establishing a hiking trail though the Ganaraska watershed from Port Hope to the Bruce Trail.

Members of the club enjoy healthy exercise and camaraderie on weekend and mid week hikes throughout the year. Some hikes in the beautiful rolling hills of Northumberland are short and easy and finish up at a country inn - a good way to get to know the out of the way villages and hamlets of the County.

At the other extreme, some members hike the long tough wilderness section of the Ganaraska Trail, camping overnight, or strive to complete the 500 kilometre end-to-end trail. The club also organises week-long getaways in rural Ontario or further afield, and many members hike overseas with Comfortable Hiking Holidays, our website sponsor.

The club has approximately one hundred members of all ages and interests. In addition to hiking, each year the club enters a dragon boat team to support the Northumberland United Way, organises a photography exhibition called Through the Hiker’s Lens, and hosts an annual social evening of illustrated talks by members on their international hiking activities.