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An End-to-End is the completion of the entire main Bruce Trail (currently 890 km) on foot.
This can be done over 30 days or several years depending on how you'd like to approach it.
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 they are run over 1 or 2 weekends and the Club will have water/snack stations along the trail on those days. There is a registration fee to participate in these organized hikes and you'll get your badge at the end of the weekend. You do not need to submit trail logs for these events.
2013 End-to-End Hikes
Pre-registration is required for most of these hikes. Please visit the appropriate Club website for details and to confirm the End-to-End dates and locations.
May 18-20, 2013 (Victoria Day Weekend)
September 28-29, 2013
Two Day Option: Sept. 28 & 29
One Day: Sat. Sept. 28
The costs cover transportation, badges and refreshments. Volunteers will be posted at checkpoints along the way to cheer you on and provide sustenance.
To register for either event, please send your cheque payable to the Toronto Bruce Trail Club along with your name, address, telephone number and e-mail address to: Nijole Mockevicius,107 Wembley Rd, Toronto ON, M6C 2G5.
When your payment is received, you will be sent complete information about meeting places, etc. If you have questions about registration, contact Nijole at email@example.com For any other questions about the event, contact the co-ordinator, Barbara Euler, at 416-695-1838 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Oct 12-14, 2013 (Thanksgiving Weekend)
A 70 km hike through the spectacular fall colours of the Caledon Hills. You can complete the 70 km distance over the three days of the Thanksgiving weekend or the same distance over Saturday and Sunday. Join the select group of hardy hikers who have earned the "Fall Colours" End-to-End badge, awarded only to those who complete this event. The cost is:
$25.00 for the three-day event.
Please include your email address and phone number with your payment.
This fee covers daily bus transportation, snacks and refreshments and the "Fall Colours" End-to-End badge on completion. For further information please call (905) 822-1877 or email email@example.com
This year the Dufferin Hi-Land Club offers three ways to experience all 56 km of hills, valleys and meadows in this section.
Details, including registration for the one and two day events will be posted at http://dufferinbrucetrailclub.org.
May 25-26, 2013
Meet at Highlands Nordic Cross-Country Ski Club (west of Duntroon on 10th Line) each day in time for a 7:00 a.m. departure. Each day's hike is approximately 34 km, with lots of hills and some of the most beautiful vistas along the Bruce Trail.
Join us for a BBQ on the Saturday evening at Highlands Nordic, (BBQ cost is $10. RSVP if possible to Rosemary Petrie at firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cost = $25. This covers transportation, refreshments, and a badge for those completing the distance.
To register, send your name, phone number and/or email address, and a cheque payable to the Blue Mountains BT Club to: Lee Wallace, Box 798, 139 Orchard Dr, Thornbury, ON, N0H 2P0. Registration information is available through Lee at email@example.com
For general information, contact Sharon Emerson at firstname.lastname@example.org also 705-444-0750. A limited number of rooms at the farm house on the Highlands Nordic property are available through Sharon Emerson. Preference is given to people staying Friday and Saturday nights.
Join us for one of two hiking opportunities in 2013 to celebrate Beaver Valley's 50th Anniversary and receive the special Beaver Valley 50th Anniversary Badge.
1) May and June 2013
2) End of Summer 2013
To register for either of these hiking opportunities contact Joëlle Martin at 519-538-5766 or email@example.com.
May, June, Sept. & Oct. 2013 (8 days of hiking over 4 weekends)
May 11 & 12
To register: send a cheque, payable to Sydenham BTC to: Jim Coburn, 30 - 4th Ave W, Owen Sound, ON, N4K 4T9 and include your name, telephone number and email address.
For further information contact Jim Coburn at 519-372-1326 or firstname.lastname@example.org
August & September 2013 (9 days of hiking over 4 weekends)
August 10 & 11, 17 & 18,
24 & 25
The degree of difficulty is Very Strenuous so expect rocky and slippery footing and/or steep slopes on major portions of the section.
Group size limited to 20 participants. All will be hiking together at a steady pace.
As this is a Peninsula Club fundraising event we are asking for a donation of $100 (tax receipt will be issued).
To register and for information: Contact Susan Allen at email@example.com.
Early accommodation reservations are recommended.