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02. BORES FALLS, TEWS FALLS & DUNDAS PEAK (18.5 KM) (1/28/2023)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: 491 York Road, Hamilton - Bores Falls Dog Area
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Jan 28 2023  10:00 AM  (Carpool Departure: 9:00 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Jan 27 2023 11:55:00 AM
Event Duration:less than 6 hours for the hike & 1 hour for the carpool each way
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
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:14
Minimum Group Size:1
Number Registered So Far: 11 (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. Should this event involve a car pool, you will wear a face mask at all times when inside a vehicle



This is my first time leading this hike with the TOC.
I've been on all the different parts previously, but have never done the whole hike together.
Today's hike will be on a combination of the Bruce Trail, its side trails and some conservation area trails.

Please bring a lunch and at least 1-2 Litres of water.
My plan is to stop for lunch at Tews Falls, located at the halfway point of the hike.

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

  • Distance: In and out hike with two loops for 18.5 KM.
  • Terrain: Single track dirt trails, paved roads/sidewalks and a few rocky sections
    I am expecting it to be muddy in places, especially on the way back in the afternoon.
  • Trail vs Road: 16.5 km vs 2 km
  • Elevation Range: 125 meters
  • Challenging Climbs of Note: 1 climb of 50 meters and 2 climbs of at least 100 meters
  • Largest Climb: 110 meters
  • Washrooms: None
  • Highlights: 'Borer's Falls', 'Dundas Peak' & 'Tews Falls'

Those willing to drive, will get first priority on the wait list, should they be needed.

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 up to 20 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
  • $8.00 to $20.00 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
  • Icers or traction devices
  • $20 for your 2023 TOC Badge

  • How to Get There:
    Event Directions:

    The closest approximate address 491 York Rd, Hamilton - 43°17'21.1"N 79°55'36.1"W

    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.

  • Event Directions: Leaving Kipling - Exit the TTC Parking Lot and turn turn onto Kipling Avenue for 2 KM.
  • Take the Gardner Expressway WEST and follow it WEST. Please note that you have to merge over 2 lanes very quickly to stay on the QEW to continue west and follow for 18 KM.
  • The highway merges with the 403 and follow the signs for the 403 through Hamilton for 30 km.
  • Exit at Hwy 6 North (Exit #74) for 1 KM.
  • Exit at York Road, which is the first exit.
  • At the stop sign, turn right (WEST) onto York Road for 2.5 KM.
  • Turn right at the Bores Falls Leash Free Area and park in the parking lot.
    -------If you go under the train bridge, you've gone too far.

    The closest washroom is a Tim Horton located at the SW corner of Brant Street and North Service Road

      To access:
    • Exit the 403 at Brant Street (Exit 101)
    • At the traffic light, go straight.
    • At the first stop sigh, turn left and follow the ramp up to the parking lot for the Tim Hortons.
      Post washroom, to get back to the 403, turn right onto Brant Street to get back onto the 403 WEST.


      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.



  • Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):110Km
    Carpool Departure Time: 9:00 AM
    Carpool Location:   Log in for location
    Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions
    Carpool Cost: Approximate vehicle expense for this event is $28.38 (calculated at total Km * $0.258, effective Thursday, November 30, 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.


    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:
    Please review our Cancellation Policy carefully!