Evening Hike - Up the West Don (~12km) - Wed, Jul 8 2015

Evening Hike - Up the West Don (~12km) (7/8/2015)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Urban Hike
Event Location: Sheppard-Yonge TTC Station (HARLANDALE AVE Exit)
Date(s) & Time:Wed, Jul 8 2015  7:00 PM
Registration Cut Off: Tue, Jul 7 2015 7:00:00 PM
Event Duration:2.5 to 3 hours
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Event Coordinator(s): Praj
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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:12
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 8 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


DISTANCE - 12km (give or take)

PACE - 4.5 to 5 km/h

DIFFICULTY - D3 (Mix of paved, gravel and mountain biking trails, with some inclined sections)

A moderate hike with (somewhat) scenic views of the Don Valley Golf Course and the Ross Lord Dam.


  • Walk South-West from Sheppard-Yonge Station through the Lansing residential neighbourhood till the West Don River.
  • Hike North-West roughly along the West Don River through various parks to Ross Lord Park
  • Hike East on Finch Hydro Corridor Trail to Finch Station

Required Items to Bring:
  • Good footwear (Hiking Shoes/Boots recommended)
  • Weather appropriate clothing
  • Recommended Items to Bring:
    Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
  • Water
  • Snacks
  • A Smile
  • Flashlight
  • Bug Spray

  • How to Get There:
    Event Directions:Sheppard-Yonge TTC Station is located near the intersection of Yonge St and Sheppard Ave, and is 2 stops south of Finch Station (on the Yonge Subway Line) and 1 stop west of Bayview Station (on the Sheppard Subway Line).

    NOTE!!! If you're taking the subway, please follow the signs to the Bus Platforms and take the HARLANDALE AVENUE exit when you reach the station.

    If you are driving, Harlandale Ave is 1 block North of Sheppard, and is West of Yonge. There is paid parking on the streets and in a Green P lot on Harlandale Ave, across from the station exit.

    MAP of Starting Location:

    PICTURE of Starting Location:


    This hike will go forth rain or shine

    Please arrive on time, we will start the promptly at 7pm. I will be turning my phone silent once we begin the hike.

    Photo Credit: Prajwal.

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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!