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Silver Birch Beach to Bluffers Park 16 km (11/10/2018)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Urban Hike
Event Location: Queen Street East and Neville Park Blvd - 2485 Queen St E. (by the coin laundry)
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Nov 10 2018  10:00 AM
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Nov 9 2018 6:00:00 PM
Event Duration:about 5 hrs
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Event Coordinator(s): Arnie
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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:15
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 18 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


DISTANCE: about 16 km

PACE: 5 km/h - but slower on the boulders

DIFFICULTY: D4 - there are a few tricky spots - the steep access route to get to the beach + some seawall boulders on the beach + beach drainage streams to jump over
About 1 hour of the hike will be on big boulders with sharp edges and some big gaps between the boulders. see pics above
make sure you have good hiking footwear with good gripping soles
you will get sand in your shoes
if there are waves, your feet might get wet.
there is no tree cover on the beach so sun glasses + sunblock + sun hat is a GREAT idea

WASHROOMS?: yes, 1,000's of trees and bushes on the beach

The hike:
If you like the beach, waves, great scenery and adventure, you will love this hike!
There is a stretch of Toronto waterfront that is not widely known about outside of the local residents, so we probably won't see a lot of people
We will start near the R.C. Harris Water Treatment Plant and go east from there passing Pagan Point and Secret Beach.
The R.C. Harris Water Treatment Plant and the surrounding grounds are quite spectacular in their own right
We will go to the eastern end of Bluffers Park (Scarborough Bluffs) then turn around and walk back

We will have lunch somewhere on the beach.

For an interactive Route Map CLICK HERE for route 720536

Required Items to Bring:
  • bring your OHIP / health card
  • whistle
  • cell phone
  • water 1 to 2 L
  • good hiking footwear with good gripping soles
  • weather appropriate clothing
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
  • first aid kit
  • there is no tree cover on the beach so.......
  • sun glasses + sunblock + sun hat is a GREAT idea
  • snacks / lunch

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Meet on the corner of Queen Street East and Neville Park Blvd
by the coin laundry

If coming by transit, there are bus and street car options, depending where you are coming from.

If coming by car, there is free parking available on side streets in the area. Allow enough time to find parking.




photo credit: Arnie Oct 2018

This hike will go forth snow, rain or shine

Please arrive before the start time, we will start PROMPTLY at the start time.

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Voluntary Donation:What is this?)
Suggested donation amount for this event is: $2.00/Person.

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