Bruce Trail Geology Hikes - Spring 2018

April 15, 2018 at 10:00 AM until May 27, 2018 at 02:00 PM
Various locations on the Bruce Trail

A series of guided geology hikes
in support of the Bruce Trail Conservancy

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Since September 2003, intrepid geology hikers have donated more than $95,000 to support the Bruce Trail Conservancy's work preserving Niagara Escarpment land.  

If you have an interest in learning about geology, and an enthusiasm for the Niagara Escarpment and its protection, please join us this spring. We'll have old favourites and new landscapes to explore!

Advanced registration is mandatory by phone or email (preferred). A donation to The Bruce Trail Conservancy will be collected on each hike. (Donations of $10 or more receive a tax receipt).


Geology Hikes - Spring 2018


Water and Rock - the Niagara Glen (~5 km)  ** FULL **
Contact Beth at to be added to waitlist for this hike.
Niagara area
Sunday April 15, 2018 - 10:00 am

A spring favourite! Stand on the lip of an ancient Niagara Falls and marvel at the forces that carved the spectacular Niagara Gorge. We'll hike down into the Glen, past magnificent boulders, to examine bedrock geology, a mass extinction, the impacts of glaciation, and the sculpting force of the Niagara River. We should also be treated to a display of early spring wildflowers.


Kemble (~ 8 km)  ** FULL **
Sydenham Section
Saturday April 28, 2018 - 10:00 am

We'll explore the Niagara Escarpment in the beautiful Kemble area, walking from Kemble Mountain to the Bruce Trail Conservancy's new Kemble Rock and Kemble Wetlands Nature Reserves.  Once there we'll spend some time walking brand new Bruce Trail as we explore hundreds of acres of forests, meadows, cliffs, wildflowers and fossils.


A Weekend on the Bruce Part I - Boundary Bluffs (6 km) 
Peninsula Section
Saturday May 19, 2018 - 1:00 pm

We'll start at the Bruce Trail Conservancy's beautiful Boundary Bluffs Nature Reserve and search for the mysterious ruins of an old farmstead.  We'll then scale the heights of Sydney Bay Bluff and make our way through the forest and logging paths back to Boundary Bluffs.  The walk will include historic ruins, fossils, ancient cedars, breathtaking views and towering trees.


A Weekend on the Bruce Part 2 - Jones Bluff (~ 8 km)
Peninsula Section
Sunday May 20, 2018 - 10:00 am 

On this NEW geology hike we'll explore the heights of Jones Bluff at beautiful Neyaashiinigmiing.  We'll learn about the history of the area, and examine the geology from both a micro (rock and fossil) and macro (landform) perspective. Lots of great views and fascinating geology.


Rocklyn (~ 9 km)  ** FULL **
Sydenham Section
Sunday May 27, 2018 - 10:00 am

On this NEW geology hike we'll explore the beautiful Rocklyn area of the Escarpment near Blantyre.  Lots of lovely views, wildflowers, bubbling springs and great geology.


Advanced registration is mandatory as these events are very popular. Register as early as possible to ensure a space. Maximum of 35 people each hike.

Please note: Transportation to and from these hikes is the responsibility of the participant. There is no bus.

Meeting locations will be announced upon registration.

To register or get more info, please email Beth Gilhespy at (preferred) or phone (905) 529-6821 ext. 223

To register more than one person, please include the names of all registrants in your email or phone message.



Looking for other organized hikes on the Bruce Trail?


Each of our nine Bruce Trail Clubs offer more than 1500 hikes year-round for BTC members. Many also make some hikes available to the public.

See individual Club websites for hike schedules and plan to join us on a hike.


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