Guided Hikes

Guided hikes are for everyone

Guided hikes are free and open to everyone who is capable of walking about 10 km over a span of 3 to 4 hours, including lunch and frequent breaks along the way.

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Find a hike

Visit the event calendar to find the details of the scheduled upcoming hikes.

Pre-register

Waskahegan members are not required to pre-register.

If you are not a member, you can call the hike leader—phone number is in the event details on the calendar. Or use the Contact Form.

Or, if you are on Meetup.com, you can join the Hike the Waskahegan Trail and register from there.

Are you interested in leading a hike? Find out what hike leaders do and how you can volunteer.

Waivers

Everyone who participates in a guided hike must sign a waiver. Members who hike regularly will sign the waiver when they join or renew membership.

If you are not a member, and you are over 18, you can sign the online non-member waiver. You can also download and print the non-member waiver and child (under 18) waiver and bring them with you to the event.

Learn more about waivers.

What to bring

Bring or wear your hiking boots or shoes and clothing appropriate for the weather, and bring water and lunch.

Some hikers bring a hiking pole.

Departure Time

Standard departure time from the meeting place is either 9:00 a.m. or 10:00 a.m. as indicated in the event details. We recommend you get to the meeting place 15 minutes before departure to allow time for signing in.

Carpooling

For hikes in the country, we typically carpool.

Etiquette for the carpool passenger:

  • Reimburse the driver $7 (exact change) for gas and maintenance costs at the end of the trip.
  • Help keep the driver’s car clean by bringing alternate footwear and a bag for your muddy boots for the ride home.

If you are the driver, please note that Carpool.ca recommends that you protect yourself with liability insurance of at least $2,000,000 and that you notify your insurance provider of your intent to carry passengers.

Extreme Weather Policy

Although we like to hike rain or shine, there are two weather conditions in particular that we look out for:

  • The daytime high is forecasted to be colder than -20 C
  • There will be extreme winds or lightning

In these conditions it is highly likely the hike will be cancelled. Check the home page for announcements or call the hike leader or the hike coordinator for confirmation.