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78. Smokey Hollow Falls (S) (11.5 KM) (9/25/2021)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Kerncliff Park - 2198 Kerns Road
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Sep 25 2021  11:00 AM
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Sep 24 2021 10:55:00 AM
Event Duration:3-4 hours
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Event Coordinator(s): FLETCHER
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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:12
Minimum Group Size:4
Number Registered So Far: 15 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes

Itinerary:

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EVENT DETAILS

So, this is my first time leading this shorter version of the Smokey Hollow Falls route.

This 12 KM hike will be following the Bruce Trail as well as the side trails, traversing past Smokey Hollow Falls in Burlington and a pair of lookouts. We might even get the start of some fall colours for this hike.

Please bring a lunch and at least 1-2 Litres of water. We will find a place to stop for lunch near the falls.

EVENT STATS

  • Distance: 11.5 KM
  • Trail vs Road: 9.5 vs 2
  • Elevation Range: 100 Meters
  • Challenging Climbs of Note: 2 climbs of about 50 meters.
  • Largest Ascent: 50 meters
  • Washrooms: None
  • Highlights: 1 Waterfall & 2 Potential Lookouts

    PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE WON'T BE A CARPOOL FOR THIS HIKE DUE TO CURRENT COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS


  • Required Items to Bring:
  • water (1-2 L)
  • LUNCH/snacks
  • Good hiking shoes/boots
  • Weather appropriate clothing
  • mask / face covering
  • Recommended Items to Bring:
    Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
  • A Smile
  • First Aid Kit
  • Whistle

  • How to Get There:
    Event Directions:

    We'll meet at the parking lot at 2198 Kerns Road in Kerncliff Park. 43°20'54.1"N 79°51'32.1"W

    Please note that my event directions are from Kipling Station. To change the map to options that better suit you, please click "MORE OPTIONS" link the 'Directions' map (below) and then you can add your own address into the search.

    • Leave Kipling Station and head east to Kipling Avenue.
    • Turn right onto Kipling and follow south 3 KM to the Gardner Expressway.
    • Take the Gardner Expressway WEST. Please note that you have to merge over 2 lanes very quickly to stay on the QEW to continue west.
    • Follow the QEW for 40 KM until Exit 101, Brant Street / RR 18 in Burlington.
    • Turn right (north) onto Brant Street and then immediately turn left (WEST) at the first light at North Service Road.
    • Follow North Service Road for 1 KM and turn right at Kerns Road.
    • Follow Kerns Road for 2.5 KM and turn RIGHT into Kerncliff Park, which is 2198 Kerns Road.

    POTENTIAL WASHROOM STOP

    There's a Tim Hortons located at the south-west corner of North Service Road and Brant Street.

    Driving Directions

    Map of Kerncliff Parking Lot

    Picture of Parking Lot Entrance


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