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.
Find a hike
Visit the event calendar to find the details of the scheduled upcoming hikes.
Waskahegan members and guests are not required to pre-register.
Are you interested in leading a hike? Find out what hike leaders do and how you can volunteer.
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.
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.
Standard departure time from the hike trailhead is:
- 10:00 a.m. for Summer Morning Hikes (mid April to end of October)
- 3:00 p.m. for Summer Afternoon Hikes (mid-April to end of October/early November)
- 10:30 a.m. for Winter Hikes (early November to mid April
We recommend you get to the hike trailhead 15 minutes before departure to allow time for signing in.
Please refer to the calendar entry for the individual hikes from the Events page for a general description of the trailhead location & a Google Map link for the area.
We do not provide organized car pooling. However, participants are encouraged to make their own car pooling arrangements.
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.