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Short Hills Provincial Park (18km, 4.5 km/h) (8/24/2014)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Niagara, Short Hills Provincial Park
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Aug 24 2014  9:45 AM  (Carpool Departure: 9:45 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Thu, Aug 21 2014 11:55:00 AM
Event Duration:8 hr (including 3 hr driving)
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Event Coordinator(s): Daniel Parker
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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:4
Number Registered So Far: 13 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


The terrain is hilly but relatively gentle. Length is approximately 18 km, pace is 4.5 km/h (map 3)

This hike is suitable for intermediate hikers. It is not suitable for beginners.Hikers coming on this event are expected to have D4 level hiking experience and be able to maintain a continuous pace of 4.5 km/h. If it isn't obvious from your TOC record that you can do this hike, please, when registering, include some comments in the notes to convince me that you can keep up.

In the park, we will be hiking an approximately 18 km loop that will start and end at the parking lot off Pelham Rd. We will take in the Main Bruce Trail, Swayze Falls Trail (#1), Black Walnut Trail (#2), Scarlet Tanager Trail (#4), Hemlock Valley Trail (#5), and Terrace Creek Trail (#6). We'll pass by Terrace Creek Falls, Swayze Falls, rolling hills and open meadows, with lovely panoramic views.

Members willing to drive and regular D4 hikers may get priority on the wait list.

Required Items to Bring:
  • Water (2 litres)
  • Snacks and lunch
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
  • Sun hat and sun block

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Parking lot located at the end of Wiley Rd

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Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):248Km
Carpool Departure Time: 9:45 AM
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Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions
Carpool Cost: Approximate vehicle expense for this event is $49.60 (calculated at total Km * $0.200, effective Friday, August 14, 2020). 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!