Where is that trail barb? Is it near Hockley? I was there today.
The Bruce Trail passes through Glen Haffy Conservation Area immediately south of Hwy 9, east of Airport Rd. I usually park on Innis Lake Rd. north of Finnerty Sideroad, which is blazed Bruce Trail. You can also enter Glen Haffy via the main entrance on Airport Rd. or from Hwy 9 (if you'e travelling south on the Bruce Trail - you can't park there) or from Centreville Creek Rd. where the white-blazed Oak Ridges Trail heads west and joins the Bruce Trail. There are a few other trails and park roads so you can make some loops in there. It is never crowded.
Hi barb. I looked it up and and figured how to get there. To be clear tho: I park on innis road just north ( how far north) of finnerly road (on the shoulder?) and look for a Bruce trail sign? Is it on the right side of the road facing north? When I find it do I just start heading south in the trail and do an out and back? Thanks for the help as always. Best of luck at your up coming race!
Innis Lake dead-ends and the Bruce continues up the road allowance.
Best to park on the west side of Innis Lake about 200m south of the dead-end, as there's no parking right at the end.
And you head north from your parking spot. That section of Innis Lake Rd. Is blazed Bruce Trail itself. The BT follows Finnerty Sideroad east from Airport Rd. then turns north on Innis Lake Rd. When the road dead ends in a few hundred meters, the BT continues north as a trail. It's a beautiful, hilly forest!
Can't wait. Hockley is getting busy even mid day mid week. Saturday's must be over run.
Most hikers never go beyond the provincial park section of Hockley but there sure are lots of hikers sometimes!
Not confident in my navigation of the proper loop yet. Need to head out with someone again to make sure I have the route figured.
You'd probably be well matched for pace with my husband 'Bent. His big race is in two weeks though so it'll be awhile till he goes to Hockley again. If you're on Facebook, the Run Trails Ontario group is a good place to look for people to run different routes with. Steve Hunter of Orangeville is a nice guy who runs in Hockley regularly and could give you the tour!
I would like that indeed. I took some time off running over the last few months and just worked out in the gym but found I really missed the trails( not the road so much) and didn't like feeling out of shape. Getting My conditioning back over the last couple weeks-slowly. Maybe you could pass me on to Steve and in a couple weeks I would love to join him for a roundabout. Or your husband for that matter. Thanks Barb.
Sure! Are you on Facebook? I'm not sure if I have a regular email ID for Steve but if you're not on FB, I'll see if there's something in my old messages.
We are friends on FB:). Friend requested your husband a while back too.
Ha! So we are. 'Bent doesn't accept friend requests from people he doesn't know in real life so we just have to get you on the trail together. In the meantime, I've sent a message to you and Steve to introduce you. Hopefully, he will be able to give you a tour. He did the Sulphur 100 miler two weeks ago so it might be another week or two.
That was nice of you Barb. Thanks. Hopefully I hear from him.
Dave, I'll let you know next time we go there after Italy, and hopefully we can get a run in.
Awesome. Thanks. Best of luck in Italy.