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Kerncliff to Smokey Hollow Fall (12 KM) (11/19/2022)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Kerncliff Park - 2198 Kerns Road
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Nov 19 2022  10:30 AM  (Carpool Departure: 9:15 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Nov 18 2022 10:00:00 AM
Event Duration:3-4 hours on trails
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Event Coordinator(s): Chiz M
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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:1
Minimum Group Size:4
Number Registered So Far: 7 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


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.
  4. Should this event involve a car pool, you will wear a face mask at all times when inside a vehicle

This 12 KM hike will be following the Bruce Trail as well as the side trails, traversing past Smokey Hollow Falls in Burlington and a pair of lookouts.
The trail is mostly dirt with small paved sections.
We'll stop for a snack break along the trail

DISTANCE: About 12 km

PACE: About 4.5 km/h


MAX hikers: about 15 (+ or -)
I set the Maximum Group Size to 1, because I need car pool drivers first, and then will add passengers, but this event can accommodate about 15 hikers.
Passengers will be added as additional drivers become available.
Members on the waiting list who are willing to drive may get first priority.
Alternatively, you can drive and meet us at the hike starting location.


Required Items to Bring:
  • Icers
  • water (1-2 L)
  • LUNCH/snacks
  • Good hiking shoes/boots
  • Weather appropriate clothing
  • mask / face covering
  • Recommended Items to Bring:
    Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
  • A Smile
  • First Aid Kit
  • Whistle

  • How to Get There:
    Event Directions:

    the starting location is the parking lot at 2198 Kerns Road in Kerncliff Park. 43°20'54.1"N 79°51'32.1"W

    Please note that my event directions are from Kipling Station. To change the map to options that better suit you, please click "MORE OPTIONS" link the 'Directions' map (below) and then you can add your own address into the search.

    • Leave Kipling Station and head east to Kipling Avenue.
    • Turn right onto Kipling and follow south 3 KM to the Gardner Expressway.
    • Take the Gardner Expressway WEST. Please note that you have to merge over 2 lanes very quickly to stay on the QEW to continue west.
    • Follow the QEW for 40 KM until Exit 101, Brant Street / RR 18 in Burlington.
    • Turn right (north) onto Brant Street and then immediately turn left (WEST) at the first light at North Service Road.
    • Follow North Service Road for 1 KM and turn right at Kerns Road.
    • Follow Kerns Road for 2.5 KM and turn RIGHT into Kerncliff Park, which is 2198 Kerns Road.


    There's a Tim Hortons located at the south-west corner of North Service Road and Brant Street.

    Driving Directions

    Map of Kerncliff Parking Lot

    Picture of Parking Lot Entrance

    Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):95Km
    Carpool Departure Time: 9:15 AM
    Carpool Location:   Log in for location
    Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions
    Carpool Cost: Approximate vehicle expense for this event is $24.51 (calculated at total Km * $0.258, effective Wednesday, September 27, 2023). This is based on $0.08/Km for maintenance, plus current gas price divide by 9. Your event coordinator will confirm exactly how much money is required from each person.


    Photo credit Chiz

    Please arrive on time, we will not wait for late comers.
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    Voluntary Donation:What is this?)
    Suggested donation amount for this event is: $2.00/Person.

    Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
    Please review our Cancellation Policy carefully!