Guelph Hiking Trail Club

Contact Information
Toll Free Phone Hike Ontario 1-800-894-7249
Primary Contact Dave Culham, President; Phone: 519-716-8273; Email:
Alternate Contact Bill Mungall, Past President; Phone: 519-836-5567; Email:
Located In Community Guelph
Mailing Address PO Box 1 
Guelph, ON N1H 6J6
Physical Access Not Applicable
Description & Services
Description (Agency) Organizes regular hikes on various trails throughout the year, hiking in all seasons.
Description (Service) Maintains two rural walking trails and related side trails - trails are not intended for bicycle or other vehicle use 
* local and non-local hikes 
* led by certified leaders 
* Radial Line Trail follows an abandoned electric railway line from the east side of Guelph, through the valley of the Eramosa River to the Bruce Trail near Limehouse  
* Speed River Trail begins at the west side of Guelph and follows the Speed River to Cambridge, at Black Bridge Rd 
Responsible for building and maintaining rural trails between the Grand Valley (Fergus, Elora, Cambridge) on the west and the Bruce Trail (Limehouse-near Acton) on the east  
* club built the Starkey Loop Trail on Starkey Hill near Arkell, which is now maintained by the Grand River Conservation Authority and Guelph Hiking Trail Club  
* involved in building multi-use trails on abandoned railway lines, such as the multi-use Kissing Bridge Trail from Guelph to West Montrose
Hours Hours vary
Areas Served Guelph ; Wellington County
Eligibility No restrictions * guests welcome at all events
Application Call or visit website for information. Hikers meet at easily accessible Guelph location to arrange carpools.
Languages English
Fees Membership - paid annually ; Publications - Guelph Hiking Trail Club Handbook (coloured trail maps)
Time-Limited Events Kids Hikes * Boxing Day Hike * New Year's Day Hike * slide shows (Oct-Mar) * New Members Night (Oct) * Ontario Hiking Week (Oct 1- 8)
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit ; (51) Registered Charity
Established 1970
Meetings Annual General Meeting in Nov
Resources * Guelph Hiking Trail Handbook with coloured trail maps is available for purchase 
* member newsletter is published three times a year
Resources Guelph Hiking Trail Club is affiliated with Hike Ontario.
Service Categories Recreational Clubs ~ Hiking