Kelso

Date:Sunday September 22
Hike Leader:Mo Penton
Distance:10km
Pace:Moderate
Difficulty:Level 2
Invitation: Meetup
Start at Trailhead:11:00am

Kelso is a Halton Region conservation area.

Kelso has tall cliffs which have been the scene of fatal accidents!

Be careful around the edges. Do not cross barriers. Keep an eye out for careless hikers. Don't rush along the trails. Do what the hike leader tells you. We don't want accidents.

This is an escarpment hike, and hiking boots are strongly recommended.

Directions

From our meeting point at Yonge and York Mills.

  1. Take Highway 401 west to Highway 25
  2. Take Highway 25 south to Steeles.
  3. Turn right onto Steeles Avenue East (Halton Regional Road 8) to 5 Sideroad.
  4. Continue approximately three kilometres up the hill to the park entrance.
  5. Turn right into the parking lot.

The address is 5301 Steeles Ave West, Milton, Ontario. There is an entrance fee of $6.75 per person. We start at 11:00am.

Google Maps instructions.

Remarks

This is a a shorter hike with lots of variety and great views. We will start at the Kelso summit for a scenic descent to the Glen Eden lake and picnic area. We will then circle the park, ski hill and camping area on our way back to the cars. The hike will run approximately four hours.

Après Hike

Ned Devine's Irish Pub, 575 Ontario Street South, Milton, Ontario, (905.864.6794), is an excellent place to finish off a day of hiking. This is at Derry Road and Ontario Street, on the north west corner. Here it is on Google Maps.