Bruce Trail Sections, Clubs & Maps

The Bruce Trail Conservancy includes nine member Clubs, each corresponding to a section of the Bruce Trail.
Here you can learn more about each of the nine sections of the Bruce Trail and the associated Bruce Trail Club using the interactive Bruce Trail map.

Bruce Trail Reference ED 30 Sample Index Map
Peninsula Peninsula Sydenham Sydenham Beaver Valley Beaver Valley Blue Mountains Blue Mountains Dufferin Hi-Land Dufferin Hi-Land Caledon Hills Caledon Hills Toronto Toronto Iroquoia Iroquoia Niagara Niagara

Peninsula

WIARTON TO TOBERMORY

The northernmost section of the Bruce Trail, the Peninsula section offers challenging, often remote hiking with sunning flora, fauna and geology. The white cliffs and green vegetation contrast with the deep blue waters of Georgian Bay, making for breathtaking views throughout this section. The area from High Dump to Tobermory is the most remote and among the most scenic parts of the Bruce Trail. The last 30km stretch across high cliffs overlooking blue waters. Finally, the Trail reaches the norther terminus, the cairn, perched beside Tobermory’s picturesque harbour. Safety Considerations: Remote hiking in the Peninsula section should not be undertaken without experience and thorough preparation.

Club Website: www.pbtc.ca/

Club Hikes:  www.pbtc.ca/hikes

Club Badges: www.pbtc.ca/badges

Maps of Peninsula 

Peninsula has 8 maps that you can purchase and download now:

Map 42 Tobermory
Map 41 Emmett Lake Road
Map 40 Dyer’s Bay 
Map 39 Cape Chin
Map 38 Lion’s Head
Map 37 Hope Bay
Map 36 Malcolm Bluff
Map 35 Wiarton

Peninsula

WIARTON TO TOBERMORY

The northernmost section of the Bruce Trail, the Peninsula section offers challenging, often remote hiking with sunning flora, fauna and geology. The white cliffs and green vegetation contrast with the deep blue waters of Georgian Bay, making for breathtaking views throughout this section. The area from High Dump to Tobermory is the most remote and among the most scenic parts of the Bruce Trail. The last 30km stretch across high cliffs overlooking blue waters. Finally, the Trail reaches the norther terminus, the cairn, perched beside Tobermory’s picturesque harbour. Safety Considerations: Remote hiking in the Peninsula section should not be undertaken without experience and thorough preparation.

Club Website: www.pbtc.ca/

Club Hikes:  www.pbtc.ca/hikes

Club Badges: www.pbtc.ca/badges

Maps of Peninsula 

Peninsula has 8 maps that you can purchase and download now:

Map 42 Tobermory
Map 41 Emmett Lake Road
Map 40 Dyer’s Bay 
Map 39 Cape Chin
Map 38 Lion’s Head
Map 37 Hope Bay
Map 36 Malcolm Bluff
Map 35 Wiarton

Sydenham

BLANTYRE TO WIARTON

This section of Trail starts with a trip through the valley of the Bighead River, then winds along the Escarpment to the expansive Bayview Escarpment Nature Reserve.  Spectacular views of Georgian Bay are plentiful in this section.  Waterfalls are also a hiker’s delight.  Near Owen Sound, the Sydenham River tumbles over the famous Inglis Falls.  The Sydenham section is home to provincially rare ferns, such as the Hart’s Tongue Fern.

Club Website: www.sydenhambrucetrail.ca

Club Hikes: www.sydenhambrucetrail.ca/hiking/group-hikes

Club Badges: www.sydenhambrucetrail.ca/hiking/badges

Maps Of Sydenham

Sydenham has 8 maps that you can purchase and download now:

Map 35 Wiarton
Map 34 Kemble Mountain
Map 33 The Glen
Map 32 Inglis Falls
Map 31 Owen Sound East
Map 30 Bayview Nature Reserve
Map 29 Bighead River Valley
Map 28 Blantyre

Sydenham

BLANTYRE TO WIARTON

This section of Trail starts with a trip through the valley of the Bighead River, then winds along the Escarpment to the expansive Bayview Escarpment Nature Reserve. Spectacular views of Georgian Bay are plentiful in this section. Waterfalls are also a hiker’s delight. Near Owen Sound, the Sydenham River tumbles over the famous Inglis Falls. The Sydenham section is home to provincially rare ferns, such as the Hart’s Tongue Fern.

Club Website: www.sydenhambrucetrail.ca

Club Hikes: www.sydenhambrucetrail.ca/hiking/group-hikes

Club Badges: www.sydenhambrucetrail.ca/hiking/badges

Maps Of Sydenham

Sydenham has 8 maps that you can purchase and download now:

Map 35 Wiarton
Map 34 Kemble Mountain
Map 33 The Glen
Map 32 Inglis Falls
Map 31 Owen Sound East
Map 30 Bayview Nature Reserve
Map 29 Bighead River Valley
Map 28 Blantyre

Beaver Valley

CRAIGLEITH TO BLANTYRE

The Beaver Valley section opens up into the large plateau of the Loree Forest above Nottawasaga Bay. Turning south, the Trail then leads to high ground overlooking the Beaver River. Dolostone cliffs are plentiful in this section; Kimberley Rock and Old Baldy stand high above the village of Kimberley. Hoggs Falls is another “not to miss” feature of this section.

Club Website: www.beavervalleybrucetrail.org/

Club Hikes: beavervalleybrucetrail.org/hikes/schedules.html

Club Badges: beavervalleybrucetrail.org/hikes/badges.html

Maps of Beaver Valley
Beaver Valley has 5 maps that you can purchase and download now:

Map 28 Blantyre

Map 27 Epping

Map 26 Eugenia

Map 25 Kolapore Uplands

Map 24 Blue Mountains

Beaver Valley

CRAIGLEITH TO BLANTYRE

The Beaver Valley section opens up into the large plateau of the Loree Forest above Nottawasaga Bay. Turning south, the Trail then leads to high ground overlooking the Beaver River. Dolostone cliffs are plentiful in this section; Kimberley Rock and Old Baldy stand high above the village of Kimberley. Hoggs Falls is another “not to miss” feature of this section.

Club Website: www.beavervalleybrucetrail.org/

Club Hikes: beavervalleybrucetrail.org/hikes/schedules.html

Club Badges: beavervalleybrucetrail.org/hikes/badges.html

Maps of Beaver Valley
Beaver Valley has 5 maps that you can purchase and download now:

Map 28 Blantyre

Map 27 Epping

Map 26 Eugenia

Map 25 Kolapore Uplands

Map 24 Blue Mountains

Blue Mountains

LAVENDER TO CRAIGLEITH

The terrain changes abruptly as the Trail enters the Blue Mountains area, best known for Ontario’s ski resorts. The Trail in this section is set among high bluffs interspersed with deep wide valleys. From the Trail the expansive views of the rolling countryside and the Nottawasaga  Bay are lovely.

Club Website:  www.bmbtc.org/

Club Hikes: www.bmbtc.org

Club Badges: https://www.bmbtc.org/hikes/badges-and-hike-logs/

Maps of Beaver Valley

Beaver Valley has 5 maps that you can purchase and download now:

Map 24 Blue Mountains

Map 23 Pretty River

Map 22 Devil’s Glen

Map 21 Black Bank

Blue Mountains

LAVENDER TO CRAIGLEITH

The terrain changes abruptly as the Trail enters the Blue Mountains area, best known for Ontario’s ski resorts. The Trail in this section is set among high bluffs interspersed with deep wide valleys. From the Trail the expansive views of the rolling countryside and the Nottawasaga Bay are lovely.

Club Website: www.bmbtc.org/

Club Hikes: www.bmbtc.org

Club Badges: https://www.bmbtc.org/hikes/badges-and-hike-logs/

Maps of Beaver Valley

Beaver Valley has 5 maps that you can purchase and download now:

Map 24 Blue Mountains

Map 23 Pretty River

Map 22 Devil’s Glen

Map 21 Black Bank

Dufferin Hi-Land

MONO CENTRE TO LAVENDER

In the Dufferin Hi-Land section, parts of the Bruce Trail follow the line of Hurtontario Street, which was the main road into the area in pioneer days and linked Lake Ontario with Georgian Bay. Along the Trail there are long views to the east and pleasant walks through mature, mixed hardwood forests.

Club Website: dufferinbrucetrailclub.org/

Club Hikes: dufferinbrucetrailclub.org/hikes/

Club Badges: dufferinbrucetrailclub.org/bruce-trail-club-badges/

Maps Of Dufferin Hi-Land

Dufferin Hi-Land has 3 maps that you can purchase and download now:

Map 21 Black Bank

Map 20 Boyne Valley 

Map 19 Mono Cliffs

Dufferin Hi-Land

MONO CENTRE TO LAVENDER

In the Dufferin Hi-Land section, parts of the Bruce Trail follow the line of Hurtontario Street, which was the main road into the area in pioneer days and linked Lake Ontario with Georgian Bay. Along the Trail there are long views to the east and pleasant walks through mature, mixed hardwood forests.

Club Website: dufferinbrucetrailclub.org/

Club Hikes: dufferinbrucetrailclub.org/hikes/

Club Badges: dufferinbrucetrailclub.org/bruce-trail-club-badges/

Maps Of Dufferin Hi-Land

Dufferin Hi-Land has 3 maps that you can purchase and download now:

Map 21 Black Bank

Map 20 Boyne Valley

Map 19 Mono Cliffs

Caledon Hills

CREDITVIEW ROAD TO MONO CENTRE

In the Caledon Hills section, the Trail follows the glacial moraine deposits on top of the buried Escarpment. Mature hardwood forests and wetlands allow for wonderful birding opportunities. This section is also very popular for its fall colour display.

Club Website: caledonbrucetrail.ca/

Club Hikes: caledonbrucetrail.ca/hiking/

Club Badges: caledonbrucetrail.ca/hiking/club-badges/

Maps Of Caledon Hills

Caledon Hills has 6 maps that you can purchase and download now:

Map 19 Mono Cliffs

Map 18 Hockley Valley

Map 17 Glen Haffy

Map 16 Caledon East 

Map 15 Forks Of The Credit

Map 14 Terra Cotta

Caledon Hills

CREDITVIEW ROAD TO MONO CENTRE

In the Caledon Hills section, the Trail follows the glacial moraine deposits on top of the buried Escarpment. Mature hardwood forests and wetlands allow for wonderful birding opportunities. This section is also very popular for its fall colour display.

Club Website: caledonbrucetrail.ca/

Club Hikes: caledonbrucetrail.ca/hiking/

Club Badges: caledonbrucetrail.ca/hiking/club-badges/

Maps Of Caledon Hills

Caledon Hills has 6 maps that you can purchase and download now:

Map 19 Mono Cliffs

Map 18 Hockley Valley

Map 17 Glen Haffy

Map 16 Caledon East

Map 15 Forks Of The Credit

Map 14 Terra Cotta

Toronto

KELSO TO CREDITVIEW ROAD

This section’s highlights include the Trail winding through the Hilton Falls an Limehouse Conservation Areas, the interesting Scotsdale Farm property, and the spectacular Silver Creek Valley. Each site offers unique vantage points with the best access to natural spaces in this increasingly urban area.

Club Website: torontobrucetrailclub.org/

Club Hikes: torontobrucetrailclub.org/HikingSchedule

Club Badges: torontobrucetrailclub.org/Badges

Maps Of Toronto

Toronto has 4 maps that you can purchase and download now:

Map 14 Terra Cotta

Map 13 Silver Creek

Map 12 Speyside

Map 11 Kelso

Toronto

KELSO TO CREDITVIEW ROAD

This section’s highlights include the Trail winding through the Hilton Falls an Limehouse Conservation Areas, the interesting Scotsdale Farm property, and the spectacular Silver Creek Valley. Each site offers unique vantage points with the best access to natural spaces in this increasingly urban area.

Club Website: torontobrucetrailclub.org/

Club Hikes: torontobrucetrailclub.org/HikingSchedule

Club Badges: torontobrucetrailclub.org/Badges

Maps Of Toronto

Toronto has 4 maps that you can purchase and download now:

Map 14 Terra Cotta

Map 13 Silver Creek

Map 12 Speyside

Map 11 Kelso

Iroquoia

Wa

GRIMSBY TO MILTON

This section of the Trail begins by the ancient shoreline of Lake Iroquois. Waterfalls of all sizes are abundant in this section, and include Albion, Tiffany, Sherman, Webster’s and Tew’s Falls. The Trail passes through Crawford Lake Conservation Area which contains a rare meromictic lake and a reconstructed 15th century Iroquoian Village.

Club Website: www.iroquoia.on.ca/

Club Hikes: www.iroquoia.on.ca/index.php/hiking/

Club Badges:  www.iroquoia.on.ca/index.php/hiking/badges/

Maps Of Iroquoia

Iroquoia has 7 maps that you can purchase and download now:

Map 11 Kelso

Map 10 Mount Nemo

Map 9 Waterdown

Map 8 Dundas Valley

Map 7 Hamilton

Map 6 Stoney Creek

Map 5 Grimsby

Iroquoia

GRIMSBY TO MILTON

This section of the Trail begins by the ancient shoreline of Lake Iroquois. Waterfalls of all sizes are abundant in this section, and include Albion, Tiffany, Sherman, Webster’s and Tew’s Falls. The Trail passes through Crawford Lake Conservation Area which contains a rare meromictic lake and a reconstructed 15th century Iroquoian Village.

Club Website: www.iroquoia.on.ca/

Club Hikes: www.iroquoia.on.ca/index.php/hiking/

Club Badges:  www.iroquoia.on.ca/index.php/hiking/badges/

Maps Of Iroquoia

Iroquoia has 7 maps that you can purchase and download now:

Map 11 Kelso

Map 10 Mount Nemo

Map 9 Waterdown

Map 8 Dundas Valley

Map 7 Hamilton

Map 6 Stoney Creek

Map 5 Grimsby

Niagara

QUEENSTON TO GRIMSBY

The southern terminus of the Bruce Trail is located at the stone cairn in Queenston Heights Park. Near the famous Niagara Falls, the park is perched in the west side of a deep gorge carved over the centuries by the Niagara River.  On the way through St. Catharines and Thorold, hikers will pass all four of the Welland Canals.  Niagara is recognized as Ontario’s wine region and many parts of the Bruce Trail in this section skirt past wineries.

Club Website: niagarabrucetrail.club/wp/

Club Hikes:  hikes.brucetrail.org/ecwd_calendar/niagara/

Club Badges:  niagarabrucetrail.club/wp/badges/

Maps Of Niagara

Niagara has 5 maps that you can purchase and download now:

Map 5 Grimsby

Map 4 Ball’s Falls

Map 3 Short Hills

Map 2 St. Catharines

Map 1 Queenston Heights

Niagara

QUEENSTON TO GRIMSBY

The southern terminus of the Bruce Trail is located at the stone cairn in Queenston Heights Park. Near the famous Niagara Falls, the park is perched in the west side of a deep gorge carved over the centuries by the Niagara River.  On the way through St. Catharines and Thorold, hikers will pass all four of the Welland Canals.  Niagara is recognized as Ontario’s wine region and many parts of the Bruce Trail in this section skirt past wineries.

Club Website: niagarabrucetrail.club/wp/

Club Hikes:  hikes.brucetrail.org/ecwd_calendar/niagara/

Club Badges:  niagarabrucetrail.club/wp/badges/

Maps Of Niagara

Niagara has 5 maps that you can purchase and download now:

Map 5 Grimsby

Map 4 Ball’s Falls

Map 3 Short Hills

Map 2 St. Catharines

Map 1 Queenston Heights

Please Consider Making a Donation

$
One-Time Gift