The Hike Ontario Certification
and Awards Committee has worked out a systematic hike rating system,
which is reproduced below. We will look into using this as a rating
system for High Park Hiking Club
The following is ripped off entirely from
Hike Ontario's hike leader
- Level 1
Well defined trails, gentle inclines. Hiking boots not required,
but trails may be wet. Suitable for beginners. Recommended for
newcomers to club activites.
- Level 2
Generally on trail. May be hilly, light bushwacking, some rough spots
or obstacles. Boots recommended.
- Level 3
Rough terrain. One or more of extensive bushwacking, steep sections,
long climbs and descents, beaver dams or other obstacles, rock
scrambling. Boots, level 2 experience, and a high level of
fitness essential. Long pants and sleeves recommended.
- 2-3 km/hr
- 3-4 km/hr
- 5 km/hr or greater
The hike distance in kilometers.
Parking fee, entrance fee, special hazards, unique features to be seen