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Niagara Gorge 12 km (6/8/2019)

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: Niagara Falls, Ontario (Niagara Glen Nature Centre)
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Jun 8 2019  9:00 AM  (Carpool Departure: 9:00 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Thu, Jun 6 2019 11:55:00 PM
Event Duration:about 4 hours of hiking (including breaks)
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:4
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 22 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


DISTANCE: 12 km (+ or -)

PACE: 4.5 km/h

DIFFICULTY: D4 - because of some of the terrain

WASHROOMS: in the nature centre before and after the hike. also at a QEW rest stop 1/2 hr before arrival at the trail head (take exit 74, Casablanca Blvd)

NOTES: Some things you should know about this hike:

  • to get into the gorge we will go down several flights of stairs on a metal staircase that you can see through to the ground
  • there will be some muddy areas and some slippery rocks
  • some of the trail is quite near the embankment to the raging river
  • a section of the trail will pass under an area where water might be falling / dripping on us. We may get a bit wet but not soaked
  • to get out of the gorge we will hike up a long but gradual slope
  • on previous hikes in the gorge, some turtles and snakes have been spotted


We will be hiking in the Niagara gorge a few km downstream from the falls
The falls are not visible from where we will be hiking
This will not be a long or fast hike. It is very scenic by the river and away from the river.
We will stop in a few key places beside the river to take in the wildness of the raging water.
We may see some tourist laiden jet power boats go by plying the huge rapids.
We will have lunch on boulders beside the river

MAX hikers: about 18 (+ or -)
I set the Maximum Group Size to 4, because I can take 3 passengers, but this event can accommodate about 18 hikers.
Passengers will be added as additional drivers become available.
Members on the waiting list who are willing to drive and those who have good attendance records may get first priority.

please answer in BOTH the notes section and to the RIGHT of the carpool question

Tick Information

Ticks have been found in many parts of Southern Ontario, so take some basic precautions.

  • Wear long pants. Tuck your shirt into your pants, and pull your socks over your pant legs
  • Light colour clothing makes it easier to spot if a tick is on you
  • Use bug spray containing DEET or Icaridin to repel ticks
  • Avoid walking through tall grass
  • Check yourself for ticks after the event. If you find an attached tick, remove it with tweezers. As long as the tick is attached to your skin for less than 24 hours, your chance of getting Lyme disease is negligible
  • Not all ticks carry disease, and the ones that can are not all carrying Lyme disease

For more detailed information CLICK HERE

Required Items to Bring:
  • bring your OHIP card
  • whistle
  • cell phone
  • good footwear
  • water 3 - 4 L (as much as you need)
  • weather appropriate clothing
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
  • first aid kit
  • lunch, snacks
  • sun glasses + sunblock + sun hat

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Carpooling? Please arrive before the departure time. If you are late, you will miss the carpool, and the hike.

If you choose to meet at the event, please arrive before the start time, we will not wait for late comers.
Hike start time will be approx 10:45 AM depending on traffic



Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):280Km
Carpool Departure Time: 9:00 AM
Carpool Location:   Log in for location
Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions
Carpool Cost: Approximate vehicle expense for this event is $58.52 (calculated at total Km * $0.209, effective Sunday, June 16, 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.


Please note: Parking at Niagara Glen Nature Centre will cost $1.25 per hour to a maximum of $10 per day per vehicle.
This cost will be added to the carpool costs and split among everyone participating in the carpool.

Photo credit: Adriana

This hike will go forth snow, rain or shine, but thunderstorms will cause cancellation

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.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
Please review our Cancellation Policy carefully!