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4-5 km/h: The Scarbourgh Bluffs (8.5 KM + Exploration Distance) (6/25/2022)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Urban Hike
Event Location: Scarborough GO Station - Main Station Entrance
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Jun 25 2022  10:00 AM
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Jun 25 2022 6:25:00 AM
Event Duration:1-1.5 hours to get to the bluffs, 1 hour for exploration & 1-1.5 hours to get back (3-4 hours total)
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Event Coordinator(s): Fletcher
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Member Cost:Voluntary Donation Only (See Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:29
Minimum Group Size:4
Number Registered So Far: 26 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


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So, this is my first attempt at coordinating a hike to the ' Scarbourgh Bluffs'.
So, if it doesn't go well, I will learn from it and improve it for another year.

Here's my general plan

  • Leave from Scarborough GO Station at 10 AM
  • Walk down to the Bluffs for 5 KM, which should take 1-1.5 hours
  • Stop for about 45 minutes to an hour for those who are interested in doing self exploration.
  • Then whoever would like to rejoin me to walk back to Scarborough GO Station for another 3.5 KM, so another 1-1.5 hours.

    This hike will be on a combination of neighbourhood sidewalks, paved path paths, gravel and muddy trails. Maybe, a little sand if you choose to walk on the beach

    We'll have to climb one of the longest road hills in Toronto on the hike back from the Bluffs. Its about 100 meter climb and is about 1 km long.
    There are 2 smaller 25 meter hills on the hike, but they will feel like nothing compared to the long climb.
    If you don't want to climb back up, that's fine as the TTC now runs a bus every 15 minutes down to the beach at the Bluffs going to Kennedy Station.
    Or you can always call an uber or taxi.

    We'll aim for a pace of about 4-5 km/h on the walk.

    There is a washroom located at the bottom of the Bluffs, which you will be able to use during the break.

  • Required Items to Bring:
  • Weather appropriate clothing
  • Hiking boots or shoes
  • Water
  • Recommended Items to Bring:
    Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
  • A Smile
  • First Aid Kit
  • Whistle
  • Lunch
  • Sunscreen / Bug Srpay
  • $20 for your 2022 TOC Badge

  • How to Get There:
    Event Directions:

    Scarborough GO Station is located on the Lakeshore East GO Line.
    We'll meet at the main entrance to the station
    (Look for me in the BLUE Toronto Outdoor Club shirt)

    You have a couple options to arrive at the station via TTC.
    ---Take the 9 Bellamy Bus or 102 Markham Road bus from Warden Station and exit at Linden
    ---Take the 20 Cliffside Bus from Kennedy Station and exit at the South Side of St. Clair.

    For those of you driving, Scarborough GO Station is located at St. Clair Ave E and Midland Ave.
    There's a parking lot at the station, which is typically free on the weekends.
    Station address is 3615 St Clair Ave E, but the parking lot is accessed from Midland Ave, south of St. Clair on Reeve Ave.


    Picture Of Meeting Location


    Please ensure that you check the 'TTC service updates website' for any potential closures.

    Please arrive on time, I will turn off my cell phone once the hike begins.

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