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Hilton Falls Main & Side Trails (25 km @ ~4.5 k/hr) (7/29/2018)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Milton, ON
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Jul 29 2018  8:45 AM  (Carpool Departure: 8:45 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Jul 27 2018 4:30:00 PM
Event Duration:Approx. 8 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: 6 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


The Route:

We will take the Hilton Falls Side Trail. Going through the Conservation Area stop at the Hilton Falls for lunch and continue on till it stops at the main trail. We will move on to the Main Trail and hike on the escarpment and turn to the Hilton Falls Side trail to get back to the parking lot.


The hike runs along a mix of rocky and flat paved terrain around Hilton Falls, beaver ponds, meadows, and on the top of the Niagara Escarpment. There are some beautiful look outs. Its a hike on the cusp of wilderness and modernity.

This hike is suitable for intermediate hikers. Hikers coming on this event are expected to have D5 level experience and be able to maintain a 4.5 km/hr pace over a mixed terrain. Hike is open to those with significant D4 experience. 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 may stop for refreshments in Milton.

Those willing to drive for the carpool will be given preference. Passengers will be add.ed 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.


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:
  • Good Hiking Shoes
  • 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):120Km
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 $26.76 (calculated at total Km * $0.223, effective Saturday, November 17, 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!