Date: September 20
Hike Leader: Howard Gibson
Alton is an old park with a piece of the Bruce Trail running through
it to connect to the Grand River trail. The
Grand Valley Trail
starts just north of Alton.
The park now is being maintained by
Ontario Nature Network Groups,
Alton Grange Association
Parking at the site is limited. We would really appreciate it if you
would show up at Yonge and York Mills for
Alton is located up Highway 10, near Caledon. Starting from
York Mills, and detouring around downtown Brampton...
Take Highway 401 westbound.
When you pass Highway 427, make sure you are in the collector
Continue on Highway 401, to Highway 410.
Drive north on Highway 410 to Mayfield Road.
This used to sort of transmogrify into Heart Lake
Road, but there has been a lot of construction.
As of 2009Jun21, Highway 410 reaches Mayfield.
Turn west on Mayfield Road and drive to Highway 10.
There is a Tim Horton's on the southeast side, and a Petrocan on
the northeast. There is now a sign saying "Highway 10"!
If you reach the water tower, you missed the turn.
Drive north on Highway 10. You will cross a big valley. At the
other side, you will climb back up the hill and the speed limit will
drop to 50km/hr. This is Caledon.
Turn left (west) at Charleston Sideroad (Highway 24). There is an
Eddie Shack's on the southwest corner.
Drive west on Charleston Sideroad to County Road 136 and turn
right (north). You should be seeing all sorts of signs for Alton at
Go north on County Road 136 and turn right (east) on Beechgrove
The Beechgrove Sideroad snakes a bit here. There is a right and then
Park on the side of the road at the left hand bend.
The hike starts at 11:30am.
Level of Difficulty
The terrain is Level 1, although
there is one big hill. This is a great lunch spot. We will do about
ten kilometers, so this one is fairly easy. The speed will be
Go back to the schedule page.