The goal of this hike is to show you from scratch how to map out a route and follow it from start to finish with the help of a compass bearing. This adventure in navigation will be a bushwhacking good time with many lessons along the way. Hikers will meet at the Tourism Information Centre (Wilberforce Curling Club) and carpool to the start  location. Sturdy hiking boots, and a backpack with water and emergency equipment is required. Insect protection recommended. If you have your own compass and pacing beads bring them along; if not we will provide some to borrow. Suitable for adults and teens. No dogs please

HIKE #: 68

DATE: Friday, September 20

START TIME: 2:00 pm

DURATION: 3 hours, 3‐4km

LOCATION: Tourism Information Centre (Wilberforce Curling Club), 2249 Loop Road (corner of Loop road and Essonville Line)

RATING: Challenging (off trail, rugged terrain)


AMENITIES: parking, washrooms, water, food and beverage

LEADER: Corina Mansfield

LEADERS BIO: Corina of Deep Roots Adventure has been exploring the Haliburton Highlands since her childhood and has based her business on outdoor experiential education featuring the amazing landscapes of this area. She loves instructing Navigation ‐ is never lost, just misplaced. Corina is a certified hike leader (Hike Ontario).

DIRECTIONS: From Haliburton, take Hwy 118 east, approximately 19km to the Essonville Line (County Rd 4). Turn left and follow the Essonville Line to the “T” intersection of Loop Rd. (County Rd 648). Just before the intersection you will see the curling club and Fire Hall. Meet in the parking lot between these two buildings. The distance from Haliburton is approximately 28 km. From Minden turn right onto County Rd 21 to Haliburton,approximately 24 km. Turn right on Maple Street at the lights in the center of the village (CIBC on the left). Maple Street is also Hwy 118. Follow Hwy 118, approximately 19 km, to Essonville Line (County Rd 4). Turn left and follow the Essonville Line to the intersection of Loop Rd (County Rd 648) and follow the directions above. GPS coordinates: N 45.0365, W 78.2228

  • Trail Blazers Treat
    Friday, September 20, 2019
    2:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Venue:   Tourist Information Centre (Curling Club) in Wilberforce

2249 Loop Road, Wilberforce, Ontario, Canada