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Trail: Lowville
Hike Leader:  Debbie McDermott

Please check our schedule for updates: . 
(please be patient... the full 2014 schedule is coming.)

Directions and trip detail:

401 west to Campbellville Road exit.  Go south on Guelph Line (watch your speed, most places it's only 60 kph).  The road will twist around and pass Lowville Park. As you are almost out of Lowville, you'll come to the cross section Britannia Road.  Turn right (west).  Go about l l/2 kilometers and  as you get to the top of a hill look for Blind Line on the left.  Turn left onto Blind Line - then you will have to turn around and find a place to park on the shoulder of the road facing Brittania.

Google map:

We will hike down into the valley on the Bruce Trail, then take the River and Ruins side trail, stopping to visit the ruins.  We'll leave the trail to walk beside the river (spectacular with the Spring run off) to Lowville Park, where we will have lunch.  After lunch, we will hike back to the River and Ruins trail and continue on, looping back to the Bruce Trail.  We will cross the river and hike up to Twiss Road Kilbride for the view, then hike back to the cars.  On the way home, anyone who wants to can stop at Kelsey's - just off the highway in Milton - for refreshments.

Note: The trail right now is very icy in spots and hiking down the hills will be treacherous.  Please wear appropriate footwear and if you have icers, PUT THEM ON!  Hiking stick or poles also a good idea.

Please bear in mind... the weather is still cold.
You should wear layered clothing, bring gloves, hiking stick, poncho (or something to sit on at lunch), gaiters, and plenty of energy snacks.

Useful Information:

You don't need to request a carpool seat ahead of time. Simply show up before 10am and we will arrange one on the spot.

What to bring: 
Hiking Etiquette 
Rating Hikes:

Additional Note: 

As noted, we usually go for a refreshment after the hike. Sometimes we even stay for dinner. This is not compulsory, but it does add to the fun. I would like to extend an invitation to all the hikers: whether you are a drivers or a passenger, when you sign up for the hike, please plan on joining us for some social afterwards. If you must rush back to Toronto, please make it known at carpool time, so that we can group the drivers and passengers together.

Après-hike suggestion:
Somewhere nearby

Our membership form is not up on the internet yet.  We are working on it. 

Hiking is a dangerous activity; each participant agrees to assume his/her own risks. If you are new to hiking, please start with a Level 1 hike. Hike leader's decision is final.

See you on the trail.

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  • Jennifer R.

    It was easy to get to. The trail was interesting and challenging and the lunch spot was perfect with tables and bathrooms. I would have preferred a longer hike, maybe 1/2 hour longer.

    April 15, 2014

  • Gayatri

    Thanks for a wonderful hike Debbie. The varied terrain, fast moving river, and the chance to see salmon swimming upstream was totally cool. Cheers

    2 · April 13, 2014

  • Sarah N

    I can't make it :(. have a good hike everyone.

    April 13, 2014

  • Vivian

    I'll be driving from the west, if anyone want to carpoll with me i'll be at Kipling subway station. I have 2 to 3 spots available... at what time are we meeting at the hiking spot?

    April 11, 2014

    • Debbie M

      Hi Vivian, I plan to be there at 11:00 am

      April 12, 2014

    • Vivian

      OK great, thanks Debbie. If anyone else needs carpool i have 1, max 2 spots available from Kipling. I plan to leave at 10:10AM sharp.

      April 12, 2014

  • Mona El S.

    Is this an easy hike? Thanks

    April 6, 2014

    • Debbie M

      Yes; however, because of the trail conditions you need either icers or well tred proper hiking boots. Poles would be useful as well.

      April 6, 2014

    • Mae

      I am skipping this hike due to the snow and ice. I will wait till early May 2014 before returning back to hiking.

      April 10, 2014

  • shirley s.

    It will be raining on Sunday, still going?

    April 8, 2014

    • Jonathan

      In the spring and fall, there is often rain in the early morning, but should dry up by the time we start hiking. Unless the forecast is for torrential rain, I would grab a poncho and go.

      Please check this website in case of changes. A message will be posted by 10 am if the trip is cancelled.

      April 8, 2014

    • Debbie M

      Yes, the forecast could change and if it doesn't at least it will be warm rain. There's always drizzle on my Spring hikes LOL!

      April 8, 2014

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