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.


Waskahegan members and guests are not required to pre-register.

If you would like additional information of the hike, contact the hike leader (their phone number or e-mail address) is in the event details on the calendar. Or use the Contact Form.

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.

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 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.