Royal Botanical Gardens

Trail: Royal Botanical Gardens

Hike Leader:  Bill Baird

Please check our schedule for updates: http://hphc.ca/Schedule.html . 

Directions and trip detail: http://hphc.ca/RoyalBotannicalGardens1.html

Note: Weather is warming up... bring lots of water !


Useful Information:

Carpool: http://www.hphc.ca/ShowingUp.html
What to bring: http://hphc.ca/WhatToBring.html 
Hiking Etiquette http://www.hphc.ca/HikeEtiquette.html 
Rating Hikes: http://hphc.ca/HikeRating2.html

Additional Note:

As noted, we usually go for a refreshment after the hike. Sometimes we even stay for dinner.  If you must rush back to Toronto after the hike, please make it known at carpool time, so that we can group the drivers and passengers together.

Après-hike suggestion

Louies West Side Grill
1124 Plains Road West
Burlington, ON (905)[masked]


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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  • Maria Victoria E.

    Fantastic. Beautiful setting. Thanks to Bill, our leader ,and the people who participated. It was nice to see and talk to previous acquaintances and friends and meet new ones. Looking forward to the next hikes. Thanks to all!

    1 · June 8

  • Lingyan J.

    A great trip! Really enjoyed the beautiful flowers and their nice smells! :) The music in the rain made it so interesting! And lastly but most importantly, I enjoyed it so much to catch up with old friends and make new friends! Thanks a lot for organizing this trip!

    2 · June 8

  • Gayatri

    Well paced, with beautiful scenery. Too bad it rained and we did not get to have an après after the hike. Thanks to Bill for leading this hike and to Scott for keeping an eye on a large group and making sure we all kept together. Cheers, Gayatri

    2 · June 8

  • Alex A

    Very good

    1 · June 8

  • Anna C.

    Great Walk! Not too many flowers but still I had a great time! Thank You!

    1 · June 8

  • Tatiana

    Hi Mitchel,

    are you driving from Richmond Hill?

    June 7

    • Tatiana

      next time. For some reason I assumed you are from Richmond Hill, since I know you from Ian's hiking group

      June 8

    • Mitchel

      You can't make it near here?

      June 8

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will be joining you at the York Rd ( RBG ) parking lot.

    1 · June 8

    • A former member
      A former member

      That's disappointing :-( I was looking forward to you being the sweep !!

      June 8

    • Mae

      I can be sweep at the next hike.

      June 8

  • Kara

    I will meet at Yorkmill pickup location. Can I get a ride from someone

    June 8

    • Gerry

      I have room in my car I will be at York Mills at 10am

      June 8

  • A former member
    A former member

    I m a driver. I have room for 3 people. See you at York Mills subway station.

    June 8

  • Gerry

    Note that the subway is closed south of Bloor St.
    so please allow yourselves extra time to get to the carpool meeting spot at York Mills

    1 · June 7

    • Irene

      Sorry Gerry, It is a real chaos transit here in Downtown. Due thousands of pavement reconstructions and weekend events it is almost impossible arrive to the meeting point in a reasonable time. Thank you see you soon.

      June 8

  • Irene

    Sorry, due the the transit difficulties to access to the meet point from West Downtown Toronto during this weekend I need to bail out from the event.... I am really sorry. Enjoy the event.

    June 8

  • bayden

    Managed to get a couple of good blisters on today's hike so going to bow out of tommorows Have fun guys

    June 7

  • Alex A

    I am coming to this hike. I can drive. I can accommodate up to four passengers.

    June 7

  • Sam

    I’m driving and can accommodate 2-3 passengers. Lemmeno.

    3 · June 2

    • Kristine

      Hi Sam, I will need a ride as well if theres a spot

      June 6

    • Kristine

      oops have to cancel. just realized ttc closure would impact me

      June 7

  • Gerry

    I can take 3 passengers at York Mills (going for dinner /drinks after the hike)

    June 7

  • Hayfa

    Sorry I cant attend this event, Hope to join the group another time. Have fun

    June 6

  • Eliana Z.

    I cancelled this Sunday will join the group next week , I am going to miss this trip so sad.

    June 4

  • Rali

    Could you please advise how many kilometres is the hike and what is the level/ pace? thanks

    June 2

    • Howard G.

      Rali, I will check. This hike is fairly easy. I don't recall serious hills.

      June 4

  • Howard G.

    Drivers, if at all possible, could you please show up at Yonge and York Mills to pick up? You can tell us where you want to drop off at the end of the day. Last Sunday, we barely had enough cars.

    June 4

  • Richard

    Is there an admission charge into the RBG?

    June 2

    • Howard G.

      Richard, not as far as I know. We will hike in along the Bruce Trail.

      June 4

  • Bev S.

    I am not joining you for the Botanical Gardens' hike.
    Have a great hike - see you on the 22nd
    Bev

    June 4

  • Georgina B

    Hi Sam, I need a ride from York Mills. Thanks

    June 2

  • Bev S.

    Thank you for a great hike at Kelso.

    1 · June 1

  • Bev S.

    Thank you for a great hike at Kelso.

    1 · June 1

  • bayden

    FYI there will be subway closures the day of the hike. Kennedy to woodbine and also all stops south of bloor

    1 · May 31

  • Eliana Z.

    LOL

    May 30

  • Jonathan

    Note: Weather is warming up... bring lots of water !

    May 20

    • Mae

      Also wear light colours as it will keep you cool and mosquitos are attracted to dark colours. I will ensure I eat some garlic as mosquitos dislike the smell.

      1 · May 29

    • Jonathan

      Garlic is for the vampire (and ex-BF) LOL.

      1 · May 29

  • Eliana Z.

    At what time we will be back from there?

    May 23

    • Jonathan

      Most of our hikes, unless specified, will finish by 4pm. The return trip is dependent on your driver (and whether you stay for refreshments).

      May 26

  • Eliana Z.

    Good see u tomorrow

    May 23

  • A former member
    A former member

    Definitely interested in attending but wondering if anyone would be driving out from the High Park area and could give me a ride?

    May 23

  • Shiamala

    I cant seem to find the level either. Would love to join but I am a beginner:)

    May 20

    • Jonathan

      This is not a difficult trail... if you are of average fitness and mobility, you should be able to manage. We were there in 2012, we hiked 13 km. Here's the route we took:

      http://www.everytrail...­

      1 · May 20

  • Tamara

    Hi, Just wondering where it shows the level of each hike?

    May 19

  • Azadeh K.

    Thank you Jonathan

    1 · April 21

  • Azadeh K.

    Hi,
    should I book for the carpool right now?

    April 20

    • Jonathan

      no... just show up on the day before 10am

      1 · April 20

  • Carrie

    Hi, How long is the trail?

    April 20

    • Jonathan

      Directions and trip detail: TBA (will be published by June 4)

      April 20

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