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Hiking Series - Backroads *NEW*

SUMMER 2021 League Details:
Registration deadline for SUMMER 2021 Hiking is now JUNE 9, 2021!

Payment must be received in full by the deadline to secure a spot in the league/program of your choice!

Safe Return to Play

This hiking series will take place outdoors.

This group will comply with current, outdoor gathering limits.

All participants must attempt to stay 6ft apart at all times, including before, during and after hiking.

Carpooling to locations is strongly discouraged unless from same household bubble.

As this is an outdoor activity, masks are not required, though masks are strongly encouraged if the group finds themselves in a situation where remaining 6ft apart is challenging or not possible.

The hike leader will have hand sanitizer available. Participants are also encouraged to bring their own.

All participants are asked to bring their own snacks and water bottle. No sharing.

All other Safe Return to Play Guidelines must also be followed. Please read.

What to Expect

Have you hiked a local dune? Been to a local dam/reservoir other than Fanshawe? This hike series will explore forests, Conservation Areas and other enchanted places found just East, South and Northwest of London and finish up with some locations (weeks 5 and 6) conveniently near some popular beaches of Lake Huron (visit at your own Sunday leisure after the hike!).

This guided hike series will explore moderate terrain at surrounding conservation areas and trails that can be found with a 30-60 minute drive from the city of London.

For our introductory purposes, will keep to an average of 75 minutes per hike. All of these hikes can be either 1 or 2 hours in length however.

Registrants will receive detailed information about each trail start point for this series upon the close of registration.

We're thrilled to team up with Hike Ontario and TVTA hike leader, Rebecca Patkau, once again for the group leadership of this program. Rebecca has explored all these locations recently and is excited to share the treasures she has assembled.

Each registration will receive a Columbia Employee Store gift pack.

Hiking boots are especially encouraged due to seasonal weather and terrain. 

Hike Dates

Starts: Sunday, June 20, 2021 (UPDATED May 21)
Ends: Sunday, July 25, 2021 (UPDATED May 21)

We hike rain or shine but not in Thunderstorms. Please see FCSSC's Foul Weather & Refund Policies for more information.

Total Weeks

6 weeks

Hike Times All treks are roughly 75 minutes (60min on good conditions) and will begin at 8:15am sharp (returning to your vehicle around 9:45am each morning + commute). Full location details and final schedule to be provided to all paid participants. Plan to arrive 15 minutes early to park and locate group/hike leader ensuring a prompt start time. Don't be late!


Location A final schedule, including parking information, specific hike locations, approximated travel times and other detailed information, will be released to participants after registration closes.


Please review our refund policy here before completing your registration.



REMEMBER: Registration Deadline for this league is Sunday September 6, 2020!  

REMEMBER: Registration Deadline for this league is Sunday September 6, 2020!  

REMEMBER: Registration Deadline for this league is Sunday September 6, 2020!  

Pick & pay for the league of your choice by clicking on the appropriate link in the grid below. Secure your spot before it sells out!

IMPORTANT: All players must be 19 years or older to play with FCSSC, no exceptions.

Prices before taxes.  Registrations fully refundable BEFORE the registration deadline. Click to review FCSSC’S REFUND POLICY.

Is the league/program you want sold out? 
Please send an email with your name, phone number and desired sport to to get on the waiting list. We will contact you if/when a spot opens up.

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Sport Info


Spirit of the Program This hike series is intended for individuals of average fitness. It's intended to be an introduction to a variety of local hiking trails in and around the city. A light, steady pace will be kept with 1-2 short breaks along the way (as required).

Class Size

A minimum of 6 participants is required to run the program.


Participants are recommended to bring a small backpack carrying a hat, their own water bottle, bug spray (if needed). Hiking boots are recommended for all Hikes due to instability of the ground and slippery conditions. Participants should wear layers, including long sleeves, fleece and a breathable waterproof layer. Walking poles are encouraged and welcomed. Camera's are optional. A face mask and hand sanitizer are recommended.

Participant Information All paid participants will receive detailed information about the program after registration closes.
Age & Waivers All participants MUST be 19 years of age or older, no exceptions. All participants must comply with FCSSC's Safe Return to Play Guidelines for the safety of all members, staff, and facility/program providers.
All participants MUST sign a waiver before participating, no exceptions. Signing the waiver on-line is super easy, just follow the steps during registration & checkout.




                 Hiking Rules             


1) Check the weather, dress appropriately, tell someone where you are going and for how long, and have some fun!

2) Recommended Equipment: Participants are required to bring their own personal equipment/gear if they should feel the need, such as poles, hat and sunglasses and a rain jacket. Proper footwear is recommended (firm soled hiker) as hikes will take place on uneven ground and may include puddles and mud. We also strongly recommend bringing sunscreen and bug spray along with 1L of drinking water in a back pack on every trek.   

3) Dogs: IF all registered members are comfortable with dogs, and IF trails allow dogs, they are welcome to join ON LEASH. Canine participation is not guaranteed at time of registration. No dogs allowed on the first hike (this is when participant canine comfort levels can be determined.)


Welcome to FCSSC's NEWEST Hiking Series - Summer Backroads

IMPORTANT: Each hike in this series will require 30-60 minutes of vehicle transportation (ie. requires a departure from your home at 6:45-7:15am) and on arrival you will hike some of the most beautiful areas exclusively outside of London city limits. EACH HIKE WILL BEGIN AT 8:15am sharp (arrive/meet for 8:00am).

Please note that personal transportation is required (CARPOOLING IS NOT RECOMMENDED UNLESS FROM SAME HOUSEHOLD)

***Location information is as known at time of posting.  Locations are subject to change at any time. Additional locations may be added to accommodate demand.**