Winter Hiking Forks of the Credit 12 km

  • 16 Jan 2022
  • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Forks of the Credit
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  • This free option is for TBN Members only.
  • If you are not a member of TBN, the fee is $10. (Your registration will automatically cancel if payment not received within 15 minutes). As a non-member attendee you can use your $10 fee as a credit towards a TBN Single or Family membership. Email with the ride/event name that you attended as a non-member for instructions.

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Please Register - Only REGISTRANTS are permitted to participate in this event.

If you have registered but can't attend, log in, click on "Already registered", then cancel.
REMINDER: A mask and hand sanitizer are required.

At this time, we are accepting "Non-Member" registrations. 

Registration will be open 6 days before the event.  We will open the site for registrations the Monday morning before the hike at 9.30 am. I realize this can be a pain but it will help prevent people from registering for all future hikes.  It will be just like the rides that we have been doing this season.

              WINTER HIKING  

Icers and proper footwear are strongly recommended.  If these trails are icy they can be difficult/impossible to hike.

Picture by Kevin Anderson

Please note there is a second hike at 10.15

The Forks of the Credit is a part of the Bruce Trail and also the Niagara Escarpment Biosphere.  The hike starts at the junction of Mississauga Road and the Elora Cataract Rail Trail.  There had been a mill in the Cataract area since 1820 and in 1885 John Deagle bought the mill and converted it into a hydro generating station which was later purchased by Ontario Hydro and eventually shut down in 1947.   The area was also the source of Credit Valley sandstone which was used in the construction of various large buildings like Queen's Park and the Old City Hall.  This area is predominantly used by hikers and mountain bikers and there are lots of elevation changes and intersecting trails.  It can be a challenging area in the winter so icers are required and hiking poles are recommended

Distance:  12 km


Pace:       Moderate (~3.5 km/hr)

Terrain:     Moderate - rocky with hills and/or poor footing.   Depending on the weather poles or icers will be needed.  PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THAT WINTER HIKING IS DIFFERENT THAN FALL HIKING.  ICERS AND PROPER FOOTWEAR ARE STRONGLY RECOMMENDED


There should be adequate parking at the start of this hike but that does not mean that you should arrive at the last moment.  Please plan accordingly.

Hike Leader: Don Caswell

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