Kythera-Hilton Falls Loop - Sat, Apr 8 2023

Kythera-Hilton Falls Loop (4/8/2023)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Milton Falls/Halton Hills [7808 15 Side Rd, Acton]
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Apr 8 2023  9:45 AM  (Carpool Departure: 9:00 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Apr 7 2023 12:00:00 PM
Event Duration:6ish hrs + ~40min drive each way
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult
Event Coordinator(s): Yvon W
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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:3
Minimum Group Size:1
Number Registered So Far: 6 (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:

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

  • This ~25 KM hike will make a loop of the Bruce Trail/Kythera Friendship trail + the Hilton Falls Side Trail.
    Last event I'll be running until the fall (we're headed back to Colorado shortly after this).
    I hope to see some friendly faces out here with me. :)


    Hills, uneven terrain and probably some muddy areas (or icy/snowy) will be involved.
    Pace will be steady around 4-4.5km/hr or faster if footing/conditions are good. NOT FOR NEWBIES.
    We'll see nice views from the top of the escarpment & Hilton Falls.
    We will stop for breaks, but there will not be any drop offs.
    Quick lunch break about halfway through near the waterfall in Hilton Falls Conservation Area (~15min).

    If you cannot walk the entire distance, please do not sign up for this hike.
    No washroom facilities at this hike. Be ready to use the bushes.

    You must bring a pair of traction device/icers for any icy areas.
    This is a good idea from October- April or even later in our area.
    You may slow down the group and risk injury without them. Poles are also suggested.


    DRIVERS, WHEN YOU SIGN UP, PLEASE ANSWER THE CARPOOL QUESTION REGARDING THE NUMBER OF PASSENGERS YOU CAN TAKE IN YOUR CAR.
    If this is not completed, you will be moved to the wait list until I get an answer.
    For those choosing to meet at the event, please come on time.
    PLEASE TEXT ME IF YOU NEED TO GET IN TOUCH--DO NOT CALL. Thanks!
    Iíve set the maximum attendance count at 3 as I donít want to add anyone until I have enough carpool drivers to accommodate passengers.
    I will try accommodate up to 15 people. I will be driving myself and my spouse (so room for up to 3 more in our car).

    Drivers & those whom I know can finish this hike will get priority on the waiting list.

    This hike will go ahead rain or shine. If it's raining, please wear appropriate rain gear.



    Event details heavily from Fletcher's route description here: https://www.torontooutdoorclub.com/events/details.asp?eventid=9397

    Required Items to Bring:
    water for the day (at very least 1-1.5L)
    food (duh?)
    good hiking shoes/boots
    weather appropriate clothing
    traction devices/icers
    Recommended Items to Bring:
    Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
    whistle/noisemaker
    emergency supplies/first aid
    Bruce Trail maps #11-12
    hiking poles

    How to Get There:
    Event Directions:Map/Directions from Kipling via 401 to the Parking Area (street address: 7808 15 Side Rd, Acton, ON L7J 2M1).

    Address: 7808 15 Side Rd - 43į34'41.3"N 79į58'38.0"W

    Event Directions:
    Get on ON-427 N from Dundas St W
    Continue on ON-427 N. Take Ontario 401 Express and ON-401 W to Regional Rd 25 N in Milton.
    Take exit 320 from ON-401 W

    Follow Regional Rd 25 N to 15 Side Rd in Halton Hills & turn LEFT
    LOOK FOR PARKING LOT ON LEFT. The entrance is about 200 meters west of Regional Rd 25.
    Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):46Km
    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 $11.87 (calculated at total Km * $0.258, effective Wednesday, May 31, 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:
    Arrive on time. If you are late, you will miss the hike. We will start promptly at the start time. I will not have my cell phone on once I begin the hike.
    - 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.
    - Questions about equipment or rentals? Send them to safety@torontooutdoorclub.com.
    - Notice any errors or problems in the information on this page? Please notify our Content Editor(s), Stacy, at content@torontooutdoorclub.com.

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

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