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Hockley Valley Loop (24km, 5 km/h) (10/21/2023)

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: Hockley Valley Provincial Park, Bruce Trail
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Oct 21 2023  8:30 AM  (Carpool Departure: 7:30 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Wed, Oct 18 2023 11:55:00 AM
Event Duration:~10 hours (including driving)
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:1
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 8 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


Join me for hopefully some lingering fall colors in Hockley Valley! A classic loop combining Bruce Main Trail and side trails. The terrain is hilly and challenging. Distance 24 km, pace ~5 km/h, about 930-950m vert. Map 18 in Bruce Trail guide. You can find a downloadable GPS track here (1) or here (2) (The latter is my personal map but doesn't have the correct vert b/c OnX doesn't seem to count road elevations.)

Note the distance, pace, and elevation gain! Hikers registering for this event are expected to be experienced & able to hike at a continuous pace of 5 km/h on hilly terrain.

Members willing to drive, regular difficult/advanced hikers, and members with good attendance records will get priority on the wait list.

Note: I always carry icers/microspikes with me starting in fall in case of icy patches. You can purchase good quality icers at MEC, Canadian Tire, and elsewhere. Invest in the ones with bigger spikes like Kahtoola Microspikes, not the ones with wire-wrapped cords or small studs. Given the ups and downs on this hike, trekking poles are also a good idea.

Required Items to Bring:
  • Hiking shoes/boots
  • At least 2L water
  • Lunch / Snacks
  • Weather appropriate layered clothing
  • Carpool money for passengers--small change please!
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
  • Gaiters
  • Icers/microspikes
  • Trekking poles
  • Cell phone

How to Get There:
Event Directions:
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):160Km
Carpool Departure Time: 7:30 AM
Carpool Location:   Log in for location
Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions
Carpool Cost: Approximate vehicle expense for this event is $41.28 (calculated at total Km * $0.258, effective Wednesday, July 17, 2024). 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.


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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!
*Note: Please cancel as soon as you know you have to. I will not be able to take last-minute texts the night before or day of the hike.