Humber River - Bolton to Kleinburg

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Submitter & Author Information
Route submitted by: 
Matthew Eberly
Trip Date : 
Fri, Apr 02, 2010
Additional Route Information
Distance: 
27 km
Duration: 
1 days
Loop Trip: 
No
Portage Information
No. of portages: 
3
Total Portage Distance: 
300 m
Longest Portage: 
100 m
Difficulty Ratings
River Travel: 
Intermediate
Lake Travel: 
Not applicable
Portaging: 
Easy
Remoteness: 
Novice
Background Trip Info
Water Levels: 
Low
Route Description
Access to Put-In Information: 

Free public parking at each end on paved roads in suburban built-up areas.

Technical Guide: 

Start from Dick's Dam (or Edelweiss) park in Bolton, there are three potential parking lots along Glasgow Road.
The takeout is at the end of Humber Bridge Trail along Highway #27 outside of Kleinburg.
There is a flood diversion project in town, requiring several portages immediately after starting.
It is all downstream from there. The river is very shallow and almost constant swifts/rock gardens for the nearly 5 hours it takes to get to Kleinburg.

Trip Journal/Log/Report/Diary: 

Completed this route on 2 April 2010. Road noise is very noticeable in certain areas, otherwise completely deserted.

Other
Special Comments: 

A few sweepers are likely, everything improves the farther you go.
The entire river is heavily flood controlled and spring high water is likely the only time to do this section without a lot of wading.