Orillia

During the pandemic, individual hike leaders may choose to restrict attendance at their hikes to hikers who are fully vaccinated. Please check with the hike leader, or see the updated hike information on the Google Calendar, registration apps, or email information closer to the time of the planned hike.

NOTE: PRE-REGISTRATION WITH THE HIKE LEADER IS REQUIRED FOR EVERY HIKE THIS FALL. Ganaraska Hiking Club members will be given preference. Leaders may limit the number of participants. COVID protocols will be in place: maintain social distance (wear masks when not possible), step 6 feet off trail if passing/meeting others, carpool only with maximum 2 non-household riders per vehicle (seated diagonally opposite, wearing masks, windows open), and please stay home if you have symptoms of illness.

Pre-Registration must be done by the night before the hike. Remember to leave your full name and phone number in any message to the hike leader.

Additional Hikes and Updates—Refer to the Google Calendar on the Ganaraska website for current information.

EVERY MONDAY 1 hr
Local Hike
9:00 am (usually): Meet at Willow Court.
Maximum 10 hikers.
Must pre-register: Paul 705-325-6001

EVERY TUESDAY 2 hr
Local Hike
9:00 am (usually): Meet at Willow Court.
Maximum 10 hikers.
Must pre-register: Paul 705-325-6001

Saturday, October 2 14 km
Limberlost Forest
9:00 am: Meet at side parking lot of Dollar Tree at Orillia Square Mall.
Hike around several small lakes in Limberlost Forest. Bring lunch and water. Hiking boots and hiking poles are required due to rough terrain. Maximum 15 hikers.
Must pre-register: Bob or Mary 705-330-5107

Saturday, October 16 14 km
Bruce Trail, Blue Mountain Section
8:00 am: Meet at Willow Court -OR-
9:00 am: Meet at Stayner Beer Store.
Hike at a moderate pace, with some hills and an interesting side trail. Bring lunch and water—count on a full day. There will be a short detour after the hike to purchase freshly picked apples in the Duntroon area 
Must pre-register: Isobel 705-325-6578

Saturday, October 23 8 km
Hardy Lake
8:30 am: Meet at side parking lot of Dollar Tree at Orillia Square Mall.
Hike the lovely Hardy Lake Trail between Gravenhurst and Bala. It’s a club favourite, and there should still be some fall colours. Bring lunch and water. Maximum 15 hikers.
Must pre-register: Fern 705-325-2952

Saturday, October 30 14.6 km max
Cooper’s Falls Trail
10:00 am: Meet at the trailhead on Cooper’s Falls Road.
Parking coordinates: 44.79042-79.22534
Hike this beautiful part of the Trans Canada Great Trail for 5–6 hours, out and back, through a varied terrain of barrens, rocky areas, swamps, bush and unbridged streams. Hike may be shortened if the group prefers. Wear hiking boots; gators are recommended. Bring lunch and water.
Must pre-register: Sheryl 705-706-1559

Saturday, November 6 2–2.5 hr
Bike Trails
10:00 am: Meet at Power Line parking lot on the south side of Bass Lake Sideroad between the 7th and 8th concessions.
Hike on winding bike trails at a slow pace. Bring water.
Must pre-register: Isabelle 705-326-8082

Saturday, November 13 4 hr
Bracebridge Resource Management Centre
9:00 am: Meet at side parking lot of Dollar Tree at Orillia Square Mall -OR-
9:45 am: Meet at Bracebridge Resource Management Centre.
Hike on beautiful trails, with some rolling hills, winding through a forest on the Muskoka River. Bring plenty of water, snacks and lunch. Maximum 15 hikers.
Must pre-register: Carol 705-325-1065