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35. The Devil's Punchbowl (13 KM) (10/23/2021)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Paramount Park, 1170 Paramount Dr
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Oct 23 2021  11:00 AM
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Oct 22 2021 10:55:00 AM
Event Duration:4-5 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:16
Minimum Group Size:4
Number Registered So Far: 20 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Itinerary:

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EVENT DETAILS

So today's hike is a combination of checking out a couple cool waterfalls in the Stoney Creek area as well as a fantastic lookout at the Devil's Punchbowl, before stopping at the Devil's Punchbowl Market for lunch and snacks.

On this 13 km in-out hike, I'm expecting a couple challenging climbs, but your reward will be 2 nice waterfalls to view.

Pack a lunch as we'll stop for lunch at the halfway point.

In terms of washrooms, there won't be any on the trail, but there should be some at the Punch Bowl Market.

    EVENT STATS
  • Distance: 13 KM
  • Trail vs Road: 12 vs 1
  • Elevation Range: 75 Meters
  • Challenging Climbs of Note: 6 climbs of at least 25 meters.
  • Largest Ascent: 65 m
  • Washrooms: Should have some available at the Punch Bowl Market.
  • Highlights: A lookout and two waterfalls.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE WILL NOT BE A CARPOOL FOR THIS HIKE DUE TO TOC COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS - SORRY


Required Items to Bring:
  • Hiking boots
  • 1 to 2 liters of Water
  • Snacks and lunch
  • Weather appropriate clothing
  • Mask / face covering
Recommended Items to Bring:
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  • A smile
  • First Aid Kit
  • Whistle

  • How to Get There:
    Event Directions:

    Approx. Address: Paramount Park, 1170 Paramount Dr, Stoney Creek - 43°12'09.9"N 79°47'58.9"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.

    • Event Directions: Leaving Kipling - Exit the TTC Parking Lot and turn turn onto Kipling Avenue for 2 KM.
    • Take the Gardner Expressway WEST and follow it WEST. Please note that you have to merge over 2 lanes very quickly to stay on the QEW to continue west.
    • Follow the QEW approximately 50 km.
    • Exit @ Red Hill Valley Parkway (Exit #89) and travel about 7 KM.
    • Exit @ Mud Street and turn left at the first traffic light, Winterberry Drive, which turns into Paramount Drive after the first stop sign.
    • Follow Paramount Drive for about 1 KM & the parking lot for Paramount Park will be on your left.

    POTENTIAL WASHROOM
    Upon exiting @ Mud Street, you can turn right at Winterberry and then a 2nd time to end up in a shopping centre that has a Starbucks & a Tim Hortons, where you can use their washroom.

    Map

    Map of Parking Area

    Picture Of Meeting Location


    Notes:

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