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03. ROCKWAY & SWAYZE FALLS (13 KM) (1/7/2023)

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Once you've reviewed the event details, and decided you'd like to join us, you MUST sign up at the bottom of this page.

You are STRONGLY encouraged to read this page in its entirety before signing up. If you'd like to attend, we ask that you abide by our rules and procedures as a time/cost saving process (with an end result of keeping membership free and lower cost events).

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: 2021 Pelham Rd, Lincoln - Rockway Conservation Area
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Jan 7 2023  11:00 AM  (Carpool Departure: 9:15 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Jan 6 2023 11:55:00 AM
Event Duration:less than 4.5 hours for the hike (1.75 hrs each way for the carpool)
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Event Coordinator(s): Fletcher
You must be logged in to get the Event Coordinator contact information.
Member Cost:Voluntary Donation Only (See Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:22
Minimum Group Size:1
Number Registered So Far: 20 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Itinerary:

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

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

THE CARPOOL LEAVES KIPLING SUBWAY STATION AT 9:15 AM

This is my first time leading this hike with the TOC.
However, I have led this hike with my friends once during the pandemic, so I have a understanding of what the trail is like.
This hike will be on a combination of the main Bruce Trail, a Bruce Side Trail and some Provincial Park Trails

Please bring a lunch and at least 1-2 Litres of water.
My diabolical plan for lunch to stop beside Swayze Falls, about 8 KM into the hike.

If you cannot walk the entire distance please do not sign up for this hike.

    EVENT STATS
  • Distance: 13 KM
  • Terrain: Single track dirt trails, which are often quite muddy when its warm but then super icy when its cold
  • Trail vs Road: 12 km vs 1 km
  • Elevation Range: 60 meters
  • Challenging Climbs of Note: 4 climbs of at least 25 meters and 2 climbs of at least 50 meters
  • Largest Climb: 50 meters
  • Washrooms: There are no washrooms on the hike. Sorry
  • Highlights: 'Rockway Falls' and 'Swayze Falls'

Those willing to drive, will get first priority on the wait list, should they be needed.
DRIVERS, WHEN YOU SIGN UP, PLEASE ANSWER THE CARPOOL QUESTION REGARDING THE AMOUNT OF PASSENGERS YOU CAN TAKE IN YOUR CAR!!!

For those of you choosing to meet at the event location, instead of the carpool, please ensure that you come on time

I’ve set the maximum event count at 1 as I don’t want to add anyone to the event until I have enough carpool drivers to accommodate passengers.
I will try accommodate 20-25 people.

I usually carry a pair of icers with me from the first snowfall of the year until the end of April, so I recommend having a pair in your pack to deal with any potential ice.
You can find the pair I use, 'here from Amazon'.


Required Items to Bring:
  • Mask or face covering for carpool
  • hiking boots or hiking shoes
  • 2L of water
  • snacks and lunch
  • weather appropriate clothing
  • $12.00 to $27.00 to cover the cost of the carpool for passengers
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
  • A smile
  • First Aid Kit
  • Whistle
  • Change of clothes and/or footwear for post hike
  • $20 for your 2023 TOC Badge

  • How to Get There:
    Event Directions:

    The closest approximate address 2021 Pelham Rd, Lincoln - 43°06'39.8"N 79°19'19.2"W
    The Parking Lot is located just beside the Rockway Community Centre. Before you ask, it is permanently closed.

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

  • Exit the TTC Parking Lot and turn right (SOUTH) onto Kipling Avenue for 2 KM.
  • Take the Gardner Expressway WEST and merge over 2 lanes very quickly to stay on the QEW to continue west.
  • Follow the QEW approximately 90 km and exit at Seventh Street (RR 24), which is exit # 51.
  • At the roundabout, turn right (SOUTH) onto Seventh Street and follow for 4.5 KM.
  • At the 2nd stop sign, turn right (WEST) onto RR 81, St. Paul's Street W. for less than a KM.
  • At the first road, turn left (SOUTH) onto Ninth St for 3 KM.
  • At the end of the road, turn left (EAST) onto Pelham Road (RR 69) for under a KM.
  • After cross the bridge, there will be a white building on your left and the parking lot/meeting area is just behind that building.

    POTENTIAL WASHROOM STOP
    The closest washroom is a Tim Hortons, located just off the highway at exit 64, Ontario Street (RR 18).
    Turn right (south) at the off ramp traffic light and then right again at the first light.
    The Tim Hortons will be on your right.
    To get back to highway, just go back to Ontario Street, turn left and the entrance of the QEW will be on your right.

    INTERACTIVE DRIVING INSTRUCTIONS
    By clicking on the blue writing below that reads "MORE OPTIONS" , you can input your own location into google maps and then use the directions provided to get to the location in the easiest way possible.

    MAP OF PARKING AREA

    PICTURE OF MEETING LOCATION

  • Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):205Km
    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 $52.89 (calculated at total Km * $0.258, effective Wednesday, February 1, 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.

    Notes:

    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.


    - We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines at all times while participating in TOC events.
    - Details of this event are subject to undergo a change at any point in time, with or without warning.
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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!