Also read General Hiking Information – Do's and Don'ts.
IDEAL - Ideal Supply parking lot at 202535 Highway 6 & 21, Georgian Bluffs (GPS 44.565263,-80.963126). Google Maps
OSCHPL = Owen Sound City Hall parking lot at 150 8th St. E. between 1st and 2nd Avenue, East (GPS 44.564151,-80.942986). Google Maps
Wednesday Evening Hikes always depart from Owen Sound City Hall parking lot (see OSCHPL above) at 7:00 pm. Hikes may be cancelled in poor weather. Everyone welcome! This applies to non–winter schedules unless stated otherwise.
Loop References are for Looping Through Sydenham, 2nd Edition > Details Here
Listed below are outdoor activities that may interest newcomers. Further hikes may be listed in the Sydenham Hiker newsletter, which you will receive when you join the Bruce Trail Conservancy and affiliate with the Sydenham Club (how to join). Dress appropriately for the weather, length of the event, bring water, etc. No dogs on organized hikes unless stated otherwise. No smoking on organized hikes. All persons participate at their own risk. For more hiking information see Hiking Information - Do's, Don'ts, Reminders.
To help hikers decide what hike is suitable for them, hike leaders use the hike rating system when planning their hikes. Hikes are rated as follows. This listing is a combination of what Sydenham Club has used in the past and criteria used by other Bruce Trail clubs.
Leisurely = 3 km/h and less than 12 km
Moderate = 4 km/h and between 12 and 20 km
Fast = 5+ km/h or over 20 km
Easy = Mainly flat. Could have gentle inclines. Primarily good footing on well defined trails or roads. Terrain easily managed. Hiking boots not required, but trails may be wet.
Moderate = Treadway may be uneven and/or rocky. Some steeper ascents and descents are possible. Terrain will be variable. Hiking boots are recommended.
Strenuous = Treadway will be uneven and/or rocky. Steep ascents and descents likely. Terrain will be difficult. You must be physically fit and hiking boots are recommended.