Pine Ridge Hiking Club Spring/Summer Schedule 2019

NOTES:
HIKERS SHOULD ARRIVE AT LEAST 10 MINUTES BEFORE THE ADVERTISED HIKE TIME
We use the following ratings for Level of Difficulty (terrain) of our hikes:

EASY – Well-defined trails and/or roads, gentle inclines. Hiking boots not required but trails may be wet.
MODERATE – Generally on trails and/or roads; may be hilly with some rough spots or obstacles. Boots and poles are recommended.

MODERATE PLUS – Generally on trails; rough terrain and/or steep sections and/or long climbs and descents. Boots and poles are highly recommended.

CHALLENGING – Rough terrain; one or more of extensive bushwhacking, steep sections, long climbs and descents, beaver dams or other obstacles, or rock scrambling. Boots and poles are essential; long pants and sleeves recommended.

N.B.

  1. “Bring a snack” indicates that there will be a break of only 5 to 7 minutes for refreshments. “Bring a lunch” indicates a longer stop for refreshments.
  2. Anyone choosing to leave a hike before the end must be accompanied by another hiker.
  3. No dogs are allowed on the hikes.

Saturday March 23 <MODERATE> 11 km Joint Hike with Kawartha Club

NB: Delayed start time.
Annual Spring Sugarbush Hike (Sandy Flat Sugarbush)
This hike is from Campbell Rd., Dartford to the sugarbush and return. A pancake brunch is provided for a nominal fee.
9:45 a.m. Leaving from Home Hardware parking lot, Toronto Rd. Port Hope
Or 10:00 a.m. from the Hwy 45/401 commuter parking lot, Cobourg.
Bring a drink.
Contact: Stan Muldoon 905-885-9310 or cell 289-691-3275.

Sunday March 24 <EASY PLUS> 6 km

Port Hope [north end] trails, including TCS area and part of the “Pat and Jack” Trail.
9:30 a.m. Leaving from the southeast side of Corbett’s Dam [at northern dead-end of Hope St. North, near the old Molson Barn]
Bring snack and a drink
Contact: Tim Hay 905-885-2203

Saturday March 30 <MODERATE> 12 km

Darlington Provincial Park.
Drop out after 8 km is available.
9:30a.m. Leaving from Home Hardware parking lot, Toronto Rd., Port Hope
Bring a snack and a drink.
Contact: Michelle 905-244-3367.

Sunday March 31 <EASY> 5 km

Geranium Lanes, west Port Hope
9:30 a.m. Leaving from Home Hardware parking lot, Toronto Rd.,Port Hope
Bring a snack and a drink
Contact: Darryl Russell 905-885-1747

Sunday March 31, 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.

An evening of hike talks and Pot Luck at the Ruth Clarke Centre, 81 Mill St. S., Port Hope
The pot luck supper begins at 5 p.m.
Contact: Bill Zeran 289-252-2399

Wednesday April 3 <MODERATE>

Mystery Hike.  Details to be provided closer to this date.
Contact: Jim Osborne 905-436-2499

Saturday April 6 <MODERATE> 10 km

Northumberland Forest Green B Trail.
9:30 a.m. Leaving from Home Hardware parking lot, Toronto Rd., Port Hope
Or 10:00 a.m. from the Northumberland County Forest parking lot, off Beagle Club Rd. [west of Hwy 45, approx. 10 km north of Cobourg]
Bring a lunch and a drink
Contact: Elke Williams 905-269-5245

Sunday April 7 <EASY PLUS> 5.5 km

Oliver’s Lane area, north of Hwy 401, Cobourg.
Mixed residential and rural, with one hill
9:30 a.m. Leaving from Home Hardware parking lot, Toronto Rd., Port Hope
Or 9:45 a.m. from the Hwy 45/401 commuter parking lot, Cobourg
Bring a snack and a drink
Contact: Elke Williams 905-269-5245

Wednesday April 10 <EASY> 11.5 km

Grafton-NawautinShores.
9:30 a.m. Leaving from the Home Hardware parking lot, Toronto Rd., Port Hope
Or 10:00 a.m. from the Haldimand Arena parking lot in Grafton
Bring a lunch and a drink.
Contact: John Kurowski 905-885-8776

Saturday April 13 <MODERATE> 16 km

St. Annes West
9:30 am Leaving from Home Hardware parking lot, Toronto Road, Port Hope
Or 9:45 am from Hwy 45/401 commuter parking lot, Cobourg
Bring a lunch and a drink
Contact: Jim Edwards 905-885-7839

Sunday April 14 <MODERATE> 5.5 km

Marsh Rd. Estate, Port Hope.
Varied terrain.
9:30 a.m. Leaving from Home Hardware parking lot, Toronto Rd., Port Hope
Bring a snack and a drink
Contact: Tim Hay 905-885-2203

Wednesday April 17  <MODERATE> 12 km

Perrytown Circuit.
Paved and unpaved roads north of Perrytown.
9:30 a.m. Leaving from Home Hardware parking lot, Toronto Rd., Port Hope
Bring a lunch and a drink
Contact: David Beevis 905-885-7151

Saturday April 20 < Moderate> 9.5 km

Northumberland Forest Black Oak Loop
9:30 a.m. Leaving from Home Hardware parking lot, Toronto Road, Port Hope
Or 10 a.m. from Woodland Road parking lot, approx. 15 km north of Cobourg on Hwy. 45 [east side]
Bring a lunch and a drink
Contact: Jan Ethier 905 885-9310 or cell 905 375-8188

Sunday April 21<EASY> 5.5 km

Port Britain [“Red Barn” hike]
9:30 a.m. Leaving from Home Hardware parking lot, Toronto Rd., Port Hope
Bring a snack and a drink
Contact: Bob Short 905-885-1420

Wednesday April 24 <EASY> 2 hours

Earth Week Litter Pick-up
9:30 a.m. Leaving from Home Hardware parking lot, Toronto Rd., Port Hope.
Join club members in cleaning up the Ganaraska Trail from downtown Port Hope, along the Pat/Jack Trail to the Sylvan Glen Conservation Area.  Bring work gloves and a drink.
Snacks and refreshments afterwards at Stan and Jan’s, 111 Bedford St., Port Hope.
Contact: Stan Muldoon 905-885-9310 or cell 289-691-3275

Saturday April 27 <MODERATE> 11 km

Orono Crown Forest Lands. Joint hike with Kawartha Club
EARLY START 9:15 a.m. Leaving from Home Hardware parking lot, Toronto Rd., Port Hope
Or 10:00 a.m. from parking lot on west side of Ochonski Rd., at west end of Station Rd., Orono
Visiting Orono bakery following the hike, before returning to cars.
Bring a lunch and a drink.
Contact: Michelle 905-244-3367

Sunday April 28 <EASY> 6 km

Rural roads in Kellogg Rd. area, west of Port Hope
9:30 a.m. Leaving from Home Hardware parking lot, Toronto Rd., Port Hope
Bring a snack and a drink.
Contact: Bob Short 905-885-1420

Wednesday, May 1 <MODERATE> 12.5 km<

Northeast of Campbellcroft (mostly trails)
Hwy 10 to Cty Rd. 9. Parking at Stone House Rd.
9:30 a.m Leaving from Home Hardware parking lot, Toronto Road, Port Hope
Bring a lunch and a drink.
Contact: Darryl 905 885-1747

Saturday May 4 < EASY> 8 km

Rice Lake Conservation Area
9:30 a.m. Leaving from Home Hardware parking lot, Toronto Road, Port Hope
or 9:45 a.m from the Bewdley overflow parking lot on the west side of Rice Lake Drive at Cavan Rd., (approx. 0.6 km east of Rhino’s or 0.8 km north of Cty. Road 9)
Bring a snack and a drink
Contact: Paul 905 885-7139

Sunday May 5 < MODERATE> 12 km

Northumberland Forest Ski Trails and Forest Access Roads
9:30 a.m Leaving from Home Hardware parking lot, Toronto Road, Port Hope
Or 10 a.m. Beagle Club Road parking lot, approximately 10 km north of Cobourg on Hwy 45
Bring a lunch and a drink
Contact: Elke 905 269-5245

Wednesday May 8 <MODERATE> 12 km

Alderville Area.
9:30 a.m. Leaving from Home Hardware parking lot, Toronto Road, Port Hope or
9:45 a.m. Leaving from Hwy 45/401 commuter parking lot, Cobourg
Bring a lunch and a drink.
Contact: Jim 250 858-7989

Saturday May 11 < EASY> 5 km

Pat and Jack Trail, Port Hope
9:30 a.m. Leaving from Port Hope Town Hall ( south side)
Follow the Ganaraska River from Port Hope Town Hall to the Conservation Area and return.
Bring a snack and a drink.
Contact: Mary 905 375-9856

Sunday May 12 <MODERATE >12 km

Millbrook Valley Trails
9:30 a.m. Leaving from Home Hardware parking lot, Toronto Rd., Port Hope
Bring a lunch and a drink.
Contact: John 905 885-8776

Wednesday May 15 <MODERATE> 12 km

Northumberland Forest Purple Finch, Black Oak and Sweet Fern Trails
9:30 a.m. Leaving from Home Hardware parking lot, Toronto Rd., Port Hope
Or
10 a.m. from the Woodland Road parking lot (off east side of Hwy 45, approximately 12 km north of 401)
Bring a lunch and a drink
Contact: Christine 905 375-4680

Saturday May 18 <EASY PLUS> 10 km

Crossen Road area
9:30 a.m. Leaving from Home Hardware parking lot, Toronto Rd., Port Hope
Or 9:45 a.m. from Hwy 45/401 commuter parking lot, Cobourg
Hike will start at the home of Graeme Coxon, 3685 Crossen Rd. The route will encompass mostly roads and some concessions as well as Graeme’s property, with a stretch through a wooded lot.
Bring a lunch and a drink
Contact: Graeme  905 342-3270

Sunday May 19 <EASY> 5 km

7th Line and Jamieson Rd.
9:30 a.m. Leaving from Home Hardware parking lot, Toronto Rd., Port Hope
Bring a snack and a drink
Contact: Paul 905 885-7139

Wednesday May 22 <MODERATE > Choice of 8 or 16 km loops

Pat and Jack Founders’ Hike, Ganaraska Forest
9:30 a.m. Leaving from Home Hardware parking lot, Toronto Rd., Port Hope
Bring a lunch and a drink
Contact: Stan  905 885-9310 or 289 691-3275
Or Jim 250 858-7989

Saturday May 25 < MODERATE> 10 km

Ballyduff Trails, Pontypool ( Kawartha Land Trust Recreational Trails)
9:30 a.m. Leaving from Home Hardware parking lot, Toronto Rd., Port Hope
Bring a lunch and a drink
Contact: John 705 931-4537

Sunday May 26 <EASY> 5 km

Oak Hills Farm-leisurely, guided walk near Bewdley
The hike is 95 percent off road on private property, with a few small hills.
Option to go to Rhinos for lunch following the hike.
Bring a snack and a drink
9:30 a.m. Leaving from Home Hardware parking lot, Toronto Rd., Port Hope
Or 10 a.m. Meet at 4945 Oak Hills Rd., Hamilton Township
Contact: John 416 998-1292

Wednesday May 29 <MODERATE > 12 km

Ganaraska Forest unpaved roads and trails
Bring a lunch and a drink
9:30 a.m. Leaving from Home Hardware parking lot, Toronto Rd., Port Hope
Contact: David  905 885-7151

Saturday June 1 <MODERATE > 10 km

Northumberland Forest Green A and B
9:30 a.m. Leaving from Home Hardware parking lot, Toronto Rd., Port Hope
Or 10 a.m.  Hike starts from the Northumberland County Forest parking lot, off Beagle Club Rd. (west of Hwy 45, approximately 10 km north of Cobourg)
Bring a lunch and a drink
Contact: Christine 905 375-4680

Sunday June 2 < EASY PLUS> 8 km

Port Hope Independent/Metro Loop
9:30 a.m. Leaving from Home Hardware parking lot, Toronto Rd., Port Hope
Bring a snack and a drink
Contact: Tim 905 885-2203

Wednesday June 5 <MODERATE > 11 km

Baltimore Community Centre Rd. Country roads east of Baltimore
9:30 a.m. Leaving from Home Hardware parking lot, Toronto Rd., Port Hope
Or 9:45 a.m. from Hwy 45/401 commuter parking lot, Cobourg
Bring a lunch and a drink
Contact: Claire 905 377-1973

Saturday June 8 <Moderate PLUS > choice of 6 or 14 km loops

Township roads, unmaintained roads and some private property east and north of Baltimore
9:30 a.m. Leaving from Home Hardware parking lot, Toronto Rd., Port Hope
Or 9:45 a.m. from Hwy 45/401 commuter parking lot, Cobourg
Bring a lunch and a drink
Contact: Jay  905 396-3895

Sunday June 9 <EASY> 5 km

Kellogg Road rectangle, northwest of Port Hope
9:30 a.m. Leaving from Home Hardware parking lot, Toronto Rd., Port Hope
Bring a snack and a drink
Contact: John 905 885-5214

Wednesday June 12 <EASY> choice of 7 or 12 km loops

Rural Roads and Trails West of Sylvan Glen
9:30 a.m. Leaving  from Home Hardware parking lot, Toronto Rd., Port Hope
Bring a lunch and a drink
Contact: Jim 905 885-7839

Saturday June 15 <MODERATE> 12 km

View two lakes  (mostly road)
Hwy 28 to Vimy Ridge Rd. (6th Line). We will park at corner of  Morton Rd.
and Vimy Ridge Rd.
9:30 a.m. Leaving from Home Hardware parking lot, Toronto Rd., Port Hope
Bring a lunch and a drink
Contact: Darryl 905 885-1747

Sunday June 16 <EASY> 5 km

Geranium Lanes, west Port Hope
9:30 a.m. Leaving from Home Hardware parking lot, Toronto Rd., Port Hope
Bring a snack and a drink
Contact: Mary 905 375-9856

Wednesday June 19 < MODERATE> 12 km

Paved and unpaved roads north of Campbellcroft
9:30 a.m. Leaving from Home Hardware parking lot, Toronto Rd., Port Hope
Bring a lunch and a drink
Contact: David 905 885-7151

Saturday June 22 <EASY> 6 km

Canton - Sylvan Glen Loop
9:30 a.m. Leaving from Home Hardware parking lot, Toronto Rd., Port Hope
Bring a snack and a drink
Contact: Tim 905 885-2203

OR

< MODERATE > 12 km

Ganaraska Trail in the Ganaraska Forest. This hike will require a car
shuttle.
9:30 a.m. Leaving from Home Hardware parking lot, Toronto Rd., Port Hope
Bring a lunch and a drink
Contact: Stan 905 885-9310 or 289 691-3275

Sunday June 23 <Moderate Plus> choice of 10 or 14 km loops

Burleytown Loop through Kennedy Farm, Vernonville area
9:30 a.m. Leaving from Home Hardware parking lot, Toronto Rd., Port Hope
Or 9:45 a.m. from Hwy 45/401 commuter parking lot, Cobourg
Bring a lunch and a drink
Contact: Jim 905 885-7839

Wednesday June 26 <MODERATE > 11 km

Waterfront Trail from Bond Head to Wilmot Creek Provincial Fishing Area and return
9:30 a.m. Leaving from Home Hardware parking lot, Toronto Rd., Port Hope
Bring a lunch and a drink
Contact: John  905 885-8776

Saturday June 29 <EASY> 5.5 km

Port Britain ( Red Barn Hike)
9:30 a.m. Leaving from Home Hardware parking lot, Toronto Rd., Port Hope
Bring a snack and a drink
Contact: John 905 885-5214

Sunday June 30 <MODERATE Plus > 12 km

Unpaved roads and West Northumberland Forest
9:30 a.m. Leaving from Home Hardware parking lot, Toronto Rd., Port Hope
Or 10 a.m. Hike starts from the Northumberland Forest parking lot, off Beagle Club Rd. ( west of Hwy 45, approximately 10 km north of Cobourg)
Bring a lunch and a drink
Contact: David 905 885-7151

Monday July 1, CANADA DAY < EASY>

March with the Pine Ridge Hiking Club in the Port Hope Canada Day parade
Details to follow.
Contact: Bill 289 252-2399

Wednesday July 10 <EASY> 5 km

Evening town walk in Cobourg, adjourning to a pub afterwards
6:30 p.m. Leaving from front of Victoria Hall, Cobourg
Bring a drink
Contact: Elke 905 269-5245 or Claire 905 377-1973

Wednesday July 24 <EASY> 6 km

Evening town walk in Port Hope, adjourn to a pub afterwards
6:30 p.m. Leaving from Port Hope Town Hall ( south side)
Bring a drink
Contact: Jan 905 885-9310 or 905 375 8188

Wednesday August 7 < EASY> 6 km

Evening walk through parkland and woodland in Cobourg, adjourning to the Oasis Restaurant on King Street for post–hike refreshments
6:30 p.m. Leaving from the Cobourg Water Garden, corner of Division and Ewart Street
Contact: Ron 905 372-6101

Wednesday August 21 < EASY> 6 km

Evening town walk: Port Hope  
6:30 p.m. Leaving from Port Hope Town Hall ( south side)
Contact: Jim  905 885-7839