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Devil's Punch Bowl (~21km @ 4.5k/hr) (2/11/2018)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Hamilton, ON
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Feb 11 2018  8:45 AM  (Carpool Departure: 8:45 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Feb 10 2018 5:30:00 PM
Event Duration:~9 hours (inc. driving)
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Event Coordinator(s): Bashir
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Member Cost:Voluntary Donation Only (See Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 19 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:1
Minimum Group Size:1
Number Registered So Far: 4 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


The hike on the Main Trail starts in the woods of King's Forest and going through open ground will go through mature woodlands of Felker Falls Conservation Area consisting of redwood and pine forest. It will emerge from there and through the escarpment and along the railway tracks will come to The Devil's Punch Bowl Side Trail. It will lead us to the highlight of the event, the  Devil's Punch Bowl.

Its a "spectacular sight, even though today the waterfalls are a mere trickle of their former selves. The bowl, about 34 m deep and 60 m across, is the result of water erosion during the recession of the glaciers from the Lake Ontario basin about 10,000 to 12,000 years ago." (Source: Bruce Trail Reference). Distance is 21k, pace: 4.5k an hour. We will have lunch there. 

This hike is suitable for intermediate hikers. Hikers coming on this event are expected to have D4  level experience and be able to maintain a 4.5 km/hr pace. If you are new to TOC, pls delineate details of your past hiking experience (distance, difficulty level and when you did it) in notes. 

On the way back, we'll stop for refreshments and a bite in Hamilton (Optional).

Those willing to drive will be given preference. Passengers will be added as drivers become available. Maximum Hikers: About 8. I set the Maximum Group Size to 1 so everyone will first go on the waiting list.  

Drivers: Pls mention in the notes as to how many passengers you would be able to take.


Required Items to Bring:
  • Good Hiking Shoes and Microspikes or icers
  • water (2L)
  • Lunch/Snacks
  • Weather appropriate clothing
  • Carpool money
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
  • Change of shoes/socks after the event
  • Gaiters and hiking poles

How to Get There:
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):160Km
Carpool Departure Time: 8:45 AM
Carpool Location:   Log in for location
Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions
Carpool Cost: Approximate vehicle expense for this event is $36.80 (calculated at total Km * $0.230, effective Thursday, July 19, 2018). 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.


Carpool cost is the vehicle expense. It’s not cost per person. Per person will be much lower depending on the # of vehicles and people involved.

Note: If you come on a winter hike, you should always have a pair of icers in your pack. You won't have to use them very often, but when it is icy on the trail, you'll need them. The icer is held to your boot with a set of Velcro straps, and keeps you from slipping and sliding. You can purchase good quality icers at MEC.

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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!