If you decide to go ahead with an end-to-end hike, it is highly recommended that you purchase the current Bruce Trail Reference Guide, especially if you are going to attempt any of the sections on your own. The guide will be an invaluable resource in planning your trips. The guide can be purchased at major bookstores and through the BTC website.
Visit our Accommodation and Camping section for more information on places to stay during your trip.
To be recognized as an official End-to-Ender with the Bruce Trail Conservancy, you will need to do the following:
*The trail logs can be as simple as list of where you started and where you ended on a particular day. It might be worth having a separate page for each club section.
Each Bruce Trail Club also offers a badge for completing its section of the trail. To obtain a Club's End-to-End badge, submit your trail logs for that Club's section directly to the Club. Include a self-addressed envelope and the fee for the badge (usually between $3 and $6).
If you complete the entire trail, keeping your trail logs organized by Club section will make it easier to sort out which pages you need to send to which Club when you apply for the badge.
Badges from each Bruce Trail Club:
|Niagara Club Badges||Blue Mountains Club Badges|
|Iroquoia Club Badges||Beaver Valley Club Badges|
|Toronto Club Badges||Sydenham Club Badges|
|Caledon Hills Club Badges||Peninsula Club Badges|
|Dufferin Hi-Land Club Badges|
Each of the nine Bruce Trail Clubs offer organized end-to-end hiking opportunities. Usually these events run over 1 or 2 weekends, with the Club often providing transportation options and water/snack stations along way. Registration fees are in effect and you'll receive a unique Club section badge at the end of the event. You do not need to submit trail logs for these events.
Looking for shorter organized hikes? Our Bruce Trail Clubs offer more than 1500 hikes each year for BTC members. Many also make some hikes available to the public. See individual Club websites for hike schedules.
2016 End-to-End Hikes
Sat. May 21 - Mon. May 23, 2016
This event will be dedicated to the memory of Vito Fasano.
Registration is $35 for the entire weekend ($15 for 1 day $25 for 2). Registration opens March 1st. The hikes take place rain or shine. Please make your cheque payable to the Niagara Bruce Trail Club and send it along with your email address to:
Other long-distance hikes in the Niagara Section:
Fort-to-Fort: April 16-17, 2016
Laura Secord Hike: June 18, 2016
For details visit www.niagarabrucetrail.org
October 15-16 and 22-23, 2016
The annual Iroquoia Club End-to-End consists of four hikes over two
All hikes will start at 7:45 to 8:00 am at predetermined locations.
The registration fee is $45 for all four hikes, or $15 per day that you wish to hike. The fee covers the cost of transportation, entry to Mount Nemo Conservation Area for two days, snacks and receiving a Waterfall badge for those who complete all four hikes. Hikes will go rain or shine. As part of the registration process you will receive an email with information re your hiker number, each day's meeting point and a few guidelines.
The first day meeting location is at Mount Nemo Conservation Area (overflow parking area), on the east side of Guelph Line, north of Dundas St., Burlington. Map 10, km 91.7. Check in is at 7:00 am with buses departing at 7:30 am.
Please make your cheque payable to the Iroquoia Bruce Trail Club, and mail to Suzanne Macpherson at 320-2040 Cleaver Ave., Burlington, ON L7M 4C4.Please include your phone number and email address.
October 1 & 2, 2016
Come and challenge yourself. Complete the 49.5 km Toronto section in two days. You will hike 28.2 km on Saturday and 21.3 km on Sunday. Meet both days at Limehouse at 7:45 am. The cost is $20 for the two days and covers covers transportation, badges and refreshments. Volunteers will be posted at checkpoints along the way to cheer you on and provide sustenance.
To register please send your cheque (You may post-date it to Oct. 1) payable to the Toronto Bruce Trail Club along with your name, address, telephone number and e-mail address to:
Alternatively, this year we will be offering payment through Interac money transfers for your convenience. Please contact Nijole to arrange payment.
When your payment is received, you will be sent complete information about meeting places, etc.
If you have questions about registration, contact Nijole at firstname.lastname@example.org For any other questions about the event, including volunteering inquiries, contact the coordinator, Molle Dorst, at 647-448-5258 or email@example.com
October 8-10, 2016
The Caledon Hills Bruce Trail Club invites you to join us for our annual End-to-End hike of the Caledon Hills section of the Bruce Trail on the Thanksgiving weekend.
Plan now to participate in one of the most enjoyable and challenging hiking experiences of the year, a 72 km hike through the spectacular fall colours of the Caledon Hills. You can complete the 72 km distance over all three days of the Thanksgiving weekend or the same distance over Saturday and Sunday. The cost is:
This fee covers daily bus transportation, snacks and refreshments and the End-to-End badge on completion.
(Interac e-Transfer also possible)
Caledon in 7: Slow and Steady End-to-End
Join us for a series of seven moderately paced hikes over hilly terrain to earn Caledon's End-to-End badge. Come for one or some or all of the hikes. No pre-registration required. Details: http://caledonbrucetrail.org/e2e%20hikes.html
The former "Fall Classic" moves to Spring in 2016.
Join us for two days of hiking the hills of Dufferin and enjoying the spring flowers. The hike distance is 28 km per day with checkpoints providing refreshments and assistance along the way.
To register, please send a $25 cheque payable to Dufferin Hi-Land BTC to Dufferin Hi-Land BTC, PO Box 698, Alliston, ON, L9R 1V9. Please include your e-mail address and/or phone number.
For further information contact Peter Blackmere at 519-217-6689 or firstname.lastname@example.org
May 28-29, 2016
If convenient, add $17.00 for the optional BBQ.
For any additional details please contact Michael Treuman at email@example.com or 416-518-0489.
No full section End-to-End for 2016, but...
Falling Water End-to-End Hike
September 3, 2016
Come and test your mettle!
To register send a $10.00 cheque (made out to the Beaver Valley Bruce Trail Club) to BVBTC, P.O. Box 3251, Meaford, N4L 1A5. Please include your name, telephone number and e-mail address.
Fee will cover refreshments and the special FWT hike badge awarded to each hiker who completes the hike. For more information, contact Glenda Collings at 519-694-7691 or firstname.lastname@example.org
No End-to-End for 2016
The Sydenham Club End-to-End covers 168 km and consists of 8 hikes, typically on 4 weekends in May, June, Sept., and Oct.
Please join us for 2017!
July 30 - Aug. 1, Aug. 20-21, Sept. 17-18, Sept. 24-25, 2016
The Peninsula Club End-to-End is nine days, over 4 weekends, starting in Wiarton and ending at the cairn in Tobermory. This very challenging End-to-End is a full series hike, suitable for experienced hikers. The "Degree of Difficulty" is strenuous and we will hike at a brisk, steady pace.
Other important hike notes:
The cost is $100 (a tax receipt will be issued). Upon completion of all nine hikes, a Peninsula Club End-to-End badge will be awarded.
This section has interesting examples of orchids, ferns and ancient rock formations. Please identify your interests to the leaders.
Please be aware that some hotels/motels/campgrounds as well as some restaurants in the Bruce Peninsula area close for the season after Labour Day. It is best to make your accommodation arrangements early.
Once your registration is confirmed you will receive the schedule and payment details.