Hike #16 Iron Horse Trail

Hike #16
Iron Horse Trail
Waterloo to Kitchener, Ontario

This trail has been on my wishlist for awhile, and I was finally able to hitch a ride to the trailhead while leaving my car at the end.

Still hard to believe it’s December 11th and it was 11 degrees outside.

This 5km trail is paved end to end and was an easy walk. I passed so much garbage! I’m going to bring garbage bags with me next time, just to try and clean it up a bit. It was sad to see, but for a trail running between buildings and a rain run-off creek through the downtown-ish area, I’m not entirely surprised. What is interesting are the scattered pieces of old railway along the route šŸ™‚

Hike #9 Bechtel Park

Hike #9

Bechtel Park, Waterloo

I had to bundle up for this hike. It started out a bit rainy, and then the sun came out for a short while. I broke in my new Keen Koven Polar boots on this trail! They are so comfortable, and waterproof, and lined for winter šŸ™‚ Iā€™m just a little bit excited for the snow hikes now!

This trail was a little shortened due to construction in the area, but Iā€™m looking forward to going back. There were more paths to take that went a bit farther!

I passed a sign near the end of this trail that stated I was sharing the woods with coyotes and foxes. While Iā€™m not entirely scared of these creatures, Iā€™m still glad I saw the sign near the end. Bears are what really instill fear in me when it comes to hiking alone! :/