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4-5 km/h CANADA DAY: Rouge Valley (11 KM) (7/1/2022)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Urban Hike
Event Location: Rouge Valley Conservation Centre
Date(s) & Time:Fri, Jul 1 2022  11:00 AM
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Jul 1 2022 7:25:00 AM
Event Duration:3-4 hours
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:30
Minimum Group Size:4
Number Registered So Far: 22 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


By signing up for this event, you agree to, and acknowledge, the following:

  1. If you are vaccinated and have travelled outside of Canada within the last 14 days, you have read and will follow the federal laws as per Government of Canada - Travel to Canada: Requirements for COVID- 19 vaccinated travellers Web site
  2. If you are unvaccinated and have travelled outside of Canada within the last 14 days, you are compelled by law to be in quarantine and cannot lawfully attend this event, as per the Federal Government’s website
  3. You will take and pass the Ontario COVID-19 self-assessment on-line questionnaire. within 48 hours of the start of the event.


So, this is my first attempt at coordinating a hike at Rouge Valley in 11 years.
So, if it doesn't go well, I will learn from it and improve it for another year.

So my evil plan is

  • Meet at the main entrance of the Rouge Park, beside the Rouge Valley Conservation Centre and near the Toronto Zoo.
  • Complete a 11 KM loop of the park walking along the Orchard, Mast, Cedar & Visa trails,
  • We'll do a lunch stop at the Rouge Park campground, about 6.5 KM into the hike.

    This hike will primarily be on dirt or gravel trails.

    In terms of hills, there's probably about 4 climbs of at least 50 meters and several other smaller ones.

    We'll attempt to stop and use the washroom at the Glen Rouge Campground.
    Otherwise, we'll do a stop for lunch / snack at the same time.


  • Wear long pants.
  • Tuck your shirt into your pants, and pull your socks over your pant legs. Wear light coloured clothing to spot ticks more easily.
  • Use bug spray containing DEET or Icaridin on your skin and clothing.
  • Avoid tall grass.

    Check yourself for ticks immediately after the event, you can ask me for help for removal.
    When you get home, shower and do a full body check, if you find a tick, remove it with tweezers.
    If a tick is attached to your skin for less than 24 hours, your chance of getting Lyme disease is negligible.

    For more information, see Ticks

  • Required Items to Bring:
  • Weather appropriate clothing
  • Hiking Boots / Hiking Shoes
  • Water
  • Lunch
  • Recommended Items to Bring:
    Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
  • A Smile
  • First Aid Kit
  • Whistle
  • $20 for your 2022 TOC badge
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug Spray or long pants for tick protection

  • How to Get There:
    Event Directions:

    The address Rouge Valley Conservation Centre is 1749 Meadowvale Road in Scarborough, but is accessed from Zoo Road.

    If Driving:
    Rouge Valley Conservation Centre is located about halfway between Sheppard Avenue East & Old Finch Avenue.
    To access the parking lot, exit Meadowvale Road via the off ramp to the main entrance of the Toronto Zoo.

    Upon exiting the road, follow the signs for the Rouge Valley Conservation Centre.

      You have a couple options to arrive at the via TTC.

    • Take the 85A or 85B Sheppard East Bus from Don Mills Station.
    • Take the 86A Scarborough Bus from Kennedy Station.
    • ----- Exit either bus at Zoo Road.
    • ----- Turn right (east) and then its about a 5 minute walk through the parking lot to the conservation Centre

    (Look for me in the BLUE Toronto Outdoor Club shirt)


    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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    Voluntary Donation:What is this?)
    Suggested donation amount for this event is: $2.00/Person.

    Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
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