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Hilton Fall Conservation Area Hike (21 km)
Description: Hike level 2-3 (moderate/difficult), terrain is challenging at times. Hilton Falls Conservation Area. Iroquois Club/Toronto Club, Kelso (Map 11 ed. 27). 21 km, moderate pace: 4 km/hr, about 6-7 hours. Depart: 9:00 AM. Hilton Falls parking lot (entry to conservation area is required - $7), 4985 Campbellville Road, Milton, ON. Meet at North end of parking lot at the start of the Philip Gosling side trail (GPS:[masked], [masked]). Those who travel from Kitchener can also carpool – depart 8:00 AM sharp from Victoria Pavilion, Victoria Park, Kitchener [masked], [masked]). Leader: Didier Thevenard,[masked] (h),[masked] (m) or [masked]. We will follow the Bruce Trail north of the 401 along the Niagara Escarpment for about 7 km, and come back on the Hilton Falls side trail which gently meanders for 15 km back to our starting point. We will see a variety of landscapes, including a rehabilitated quarry, a reservoir, mill ruins, and the Hilton Falls. Trails can be challenging and rugged at times, particularly in the Bruce Trail section. Hiking shoes or sturdy footware are required (no light sneakers please). No dogs. Pack lots of water, a lunch and munchies, sunscreen and a hat, rain gear, and optionally bug repellent. Directions: From Kitchener, take the 401 toward Toronto. Take exit 312 for Guelph Line toward Regional Road 1/Campbellville/Burlington. Turn left onto Reid Sideroad, after 140 m turn left onto Guelph Line/Halton Regional Rd 1, after 600 m turn right onto Campbellville Rd. Hilton Falls Conservation Area is about 3.2 km on the left.

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