What we're about
Club Tread is a hiking club that has been established in Victoria for over 30 years. Our day-hiking and walking events on the South Island run year round. In the winter months we also have snowshoeing and ski trips to Mt. Washington, and cross-country skiing closer to Victoria as weather permits. From April to October you can expect hiking, and cycling events in the Cowichan Valley, the Gulf Islands and the San Juan Islands along with weekend and multi-day trips further afield. You can become a guest member of Club Tread by joining on this Meetup site. After you have participated in three hikes as a guest member on Meetup, you must become a paid Club Tread member to continue participating on our hikes and events. To become a fully paid Club Tread member go to our website http://www.clubtread.org and click on "Join VCT"
Victoria Club Tread Day Hike Rating System
The following legend describes the criteria we use for rating our day hikes. We also have developed rating systems for cycle touring and walks. Other activities are not rated. Day hikes are rated using three factors, distance, elevation gain and trail conditions The trail conditions are for when the trail is in good condition, weather and other variable factors are not taken into account.
* 1 Boot: Easy hike. Suitable for most people. Typically: easy climbs (100m), easy grades, short distances, (less than 5 km), good trail conditions, 1 3 hours hiking.
* 2 Boot: Average hike. Suitable for most hikers. Typically: moderate climbs (up to 400m), moderate grades, moderate distances (up to 10 km), average trail conditions, 2 5 hours hiking.
* 3 Boot: Intermediate hike. Suitable for fitter hikers. Typically: harder climbs (up to 600m), steeper grades, longer distances (up to 15 km), rugged trail conditions.
* 4 Boot: Strenuous hike. For the more adventurous. May contain: steep, high climbs, long distances, or poor trail conditions.