Hikers on Wildwood Trail

Don’t be disappointed. Spaces will fill fast for the Avon Trail  5th Annual Wildwood Challenge Hike Saturday, October 22, 2022. 

Where: Meet at Wildwood kiosk at the main entrance, 3995 Line 9,
RR#2 St. Marys, ON (intersection of HWY 7 & Perth County Rd. 9- 43.269440,-81.06793) 
Time: 8:10 AM
Terrain: Moderate
Distance: 22 km


This is an Avon Trail fundraiser event. The  $35 registration fee proceeds go towards material costs to construct and maintain our footpaths, trail signage,  and bridges throughout the entire 124-kilometre trail.

Hikers will walk at their own pace following the Wildwood Lake circuit, a 22-km woodland trail of great natural appeal. Remember, your reward for completing the hike is your own Wildwood Challenge badge. Wear it proudly. 

The Wildwood trail is well maintained and well marked but can be moderately challenging in places.

Registration will open on the Avon Trail website at Noon Wednesday, September 14. (See avontrail.ca/shop to register).

To register:

  1. Click here to download and complete the waiver form.
  2. pay online at  www.avontrail.ca/shop
  3. submit your completed waiver form as an email attachment to wildwoodchallenge@avontrail.ca.
  4. Registration is not completed until the waiver form has been received.

This Challenge Features:

  • Each participant will receive a map and emergency whistle on October 22th.
  • Two refreshment stands with shelter will be set up over the route. 
  • A drop-out ride back is possible at each refreshment stand.
  • Upon completion, each participant will receive a badge.
  • Recommendations: Bring water and lunch. Wear appropriate footwear for trail hiking. Dress in layers suitable for the weather. Medium pace, this should take 6 hours, not counting rest stops. Sorry, no refunds are possible.

End of Day:  Drinks and finger food at a local Stratford home at 7:00 pm October 22