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Civic Holiday Hike, Duncan Crevice Caves (16km, 4-4.5 km/h) (8/6/2018)

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: Duncan Crevice Caves Provincial Nature Reserve
Date(s) & Time:Mon, Aug 6 2018  7:45 AM  (Carpool Departure: 8:00 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Sun, Aug 5 2018 11:55:00 PM
Event Duration:9-10 hrs (including 4 hours travel time)
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
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:1
Minimum Group Size:4
Number Registered So Far: 12 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


The terrain is variable, with hilly and rocky sections, and some impressive cave formations. Distance is about 16 km, pace is 4-4.5 km/hr.

This hike is suitable for intermediate hikers or fit beginners.

A loop hike starting from the skiers' parking lot on Grey Rd 2, we will descend the Escarpment on the Metcalfe Crevice Side Trail through a rocky gorge 30m high, visit the Crevice Caves at Metcalfe Rock, pass the base of Pinnacle Rock, and return via the Chuck Grant Side Trail and a few of the Kolapore Uplands ski trails.

On the way back, there's an option for stopping in Flesherton for refreshments or a bite to eat.

Members willing to drive and members with favourable attendance records may get priority on the wait list.


Wear long pants. Tuck your shirt into your pants, and pull your socks over your pant legs. Wear light coloured clothing to spot ticks more easily. Use bug spray containing DEET or Icaridin on your skin and clothing. Avoid tall grass.

Check yourself for ticks immediately after the event, you can ask me for help for removal. When you get home, shower and do a full body check, if you find a tick, remove it with tweezers. If a tick is attached to your skin for less than 24 hours, your chance of getting Lyme disease is negligible.

For more information, see Ticks

Required Items to Bring:
  • Lunch and snacks
  • 2 litres water
    • Water (at least 2 L )
    • Lunch/snacks
    • Bug spray containing DEET or Icaridin to repel ticks
    • Change of footware for after the hike
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
  • Cell phone

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Skiers' parking lot on Grey Rd 2.

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Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):296Km
Carpool Departure Time: 8:00 AM
Carpool Location:   Log in for location
Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions
Carpool Cost: Approximate vehicle expense for this event is $65.12 (calculated at total Km * $0.220, effective Thursday, August 22, 2019). 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.

Photo credit: Daniel Parker
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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!