Beg. Level Hike: Highland Creek to Lake Ontario, Scarborough, ON
Join us for this early-fall walk as we follow paved trails through Colonel Danforth Park along Highland Creek from Old Kingston Road in Scarborough to Lake Ontario and then along the bluffs and shore of Lake Ontario to East Point Park.
This is basically a linear walk with a few loops. The descent down the bluffs to the shore is relatively easy after the first few metres. We will go at a moderate pace and take small breaks about once an hour.
Length: 11.7 Km [Add 1 km if traveling by TTC]
DATE: Sat, Sep 23
FULL GUIDE: See Urban Walk WO2 on TorontoHiking
EVENT CATEGORY: Urban Walk, Scenic
DIFFICULTY LEVEL: Beginner – All walking/hiking levels welcome!
WHAT TO BRING: Water (at least 1 L), lunch, snacks, appropriate clothing and footwear, hat, camera, cellphone, cash for bus fare and/or donation to TorontoHiking, driving directions, enthusiasm.
POST-EVENT: Those willing to head to a nearby pub or restaurant for a drink and/or a bite to eat will have an option to do so. Venue to be determined. This will depend mainly on the number of people interested, and availability of drivers and cars for carpooling to and from the venue.
WEATHER POLICY: In the event of harsh weather, this hike will be cancelled. The hike leader will monitor the weather forecast and notify all registered members at least 24 hours in advance to confirm or cancel the event.
TOTAL HIKING TIME: 4-5 hours hiking including lunch and stops, depending on overall group pace.
MORE INFO: ToHi Group Hikes Blog
Travel to the Highland Creek parking lot by car or public transit and meet our group there NO LATER than 10:15 AM. You will read and sign a waiver form. The hike will start promptly at 10:30 AM
Note: If using public transit, you will have to walk about 500 m. to the parking lot.
Highland Creek Parking Lot: 184 OLD Kingston Road, Scarborough, ON
- TTC Directions: Meet your hike leader, Walter at 9:15 AM at Kennedy Subway Stn., Line 3 - Scarborough Platform (Upper Level).
- By car: Drive to the parking lot. GPS: N43.779573 W079.176415
How to find Walter: Look for a TALL, middle-aged man with a backpack and a ball cap. I will hold up a paper sign that says “Hiking”.
Donation to TorontoHiking: All our hikes are free of charge. Please, consider making a voluntary donation to help maintain our website. $5 suggested.
Other: Whatever you eat or drink
Disclaimer: Our hikes are planned and operated by volunteers. Most group hikes on TorontoHiking are led by volunteers with several years of experience as hike leaders. However, we make no claims of being professional guides, and take no responsibility for the outcome of any of our activities.