By joining the GHTC you are implying agreement with the Club's core objectives as described in our constitution:

    • to stimulate interest in hiking,
    • to establish and maintain trails for hiking,
    • to encourage awareness of the natural environment, and,
    • to promote the conservation of the environment.


By becoming a member you will be asked to agree to the following Trail Users' Code; please review as it is your responsibility to familiarize yourself with the code and commit to practicing these ethical procedures.

  • Hike only along marked routes; do not take shortcuts. 

  • Obey all signage.

  • Use the stiles; do not climb fences. 

  • Walk around a farmer’s cultivated field and avoid their livestock. 

  • Where dogs are permitted, manage their behaviour and safety. 

  • Keep the trail clean by carrying out all litter (incl. stoop & scoop).

  • Refrain from camping or building fires. 

  • Protect nature by leaving flowers, plants, trees, and wildlife as they are.

  • Leave only footprints and take nothing but pictures. 

  • Share your gratitude.



When you sign up to become a Member, you will automatically receive a Charitable Tax Receipt. Membership fees help support our Club activities which include: Trail Maintenance, Badges for Special Hikes, Liability Insurance, Newsletter and Website production.

Please complete this online application form, providing us with your contact information, volunteer interests, and certifications. You can use our online PayPal services or if you prefer to mail a cheque along with a paper membership form, please follow this link to download the form. Once registration and payment is complete you will receive an email with login and password information.

You will be asked to agree to the Trail Users' Code; please read it first since it is required to become a member.  

As of Sept 24 2020 - You may pay your membership using a credit card or PayPal account.
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Guelph Hiking Trail Club is a charitable organization Registration#11894 9395

PO Box 1, Guelph, ON, N1H 6J6 

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