End-to-End and Challenge Hikes
A convenient, fun and safe way to challenge yourself and hike large sections of the Bruce Trail
Each of our nine Bruce Trail Clubs offers special end-to-end and challenge hikes each year, in addition to their regular hiking program.
Usually, these special events run over 1 or 2 weekends, with the Club often providing transportation options and water/snack stations along the way. Registration fees are in effect and you’ll receive a unique Club section badge at the end of the event.
If you are new to hiking, these long distance events are not recommended. Instead, please refer to the regular hike calendar for a selection of hikes ranging from 1.5 hrs to 4 hrs.
Club Section End-to-End & Challenge Hikes 2023
Hike the entire length of the Niagara Parkway, from Fort George to Fort Erie, over two days. Enjoy approximately 27 km each day of beautiful river scenery. Small hills involved but mostly paved paths with some road walking. Registration is $65 ($50 for one day). Non-Members $75 and $60 Fee includes bus, checkpoints and badge.
Cover this historic 80 km section of the Bruce Trail over three days enjoying panoramic views of vineyards, orchards and Lake Ontario. Rocky sections, heavily wooded areas and remnants of historic settlements – the Niagara section has it all.
Registration is $80 for the entire weekend ($40 for 1 day). Non-Members $90 and $50. Fee includes bus, checkpoints, light lunch on final day and badge. You must complete all three days in order to earn this badge.
Enjoy a part of our Canadian heritage by hiking along the Bruce Trail from Laura Secord’s Homestead in Queenston to DeCew House in Thorold. We are sure this 32 km hike was a challenge for Laura in a long dress and no Nikes but we never heard any complaints. Follow her lead and rise to the challenge.
Registration is $45 for members, $55 for non-members. Fee includes bus, checkpoints, light lunch and badge.
William Hamilton Merritt was creator of the Welland Canal. The Merritthon is a trek approximately 45km along the first historic canal route. The hike begins at Port Colborne, follows the Welland Canal and moves onto the Merritt Trail in St Catharines to finish in Port Dalhousie. You can expect to keep pace with giant laker ships, see industrial remnants, murals and enjoy woods and streets along the way.
Registration is $50 for members, $60 for non-members. Fee covers bus transfers, snacks, water check points and a badge. Registration not yet open.
Please join us for the Iroquoia Bruce Trail Club annual self-led End-to-End. You can enjoy and complete the 122 km distance over four days (approximately 30-35km each day). Please be honest about your physical abilities. These 4 days are not recommended for new hikers or anyone who hasn’t completed these sort of distances recently.
The registration fee is non-refundable and non-transferable.
The hikes will traverse the varied terrain from Grimbsy in the south, to the 401 in Milton. Checkpoint stations will be approximately every 10 km offering snacks, water refill, and assistance.
The hike is $95 for members and $110 for non-members and includes bus transportation from the meeting point to the hike starting point, refreshments, parking, permit costs, and the official E2E badge.
Registration opens at 3 pm on Tuesday, July 4, 2023 for Bruce Trail Conservancy members. If any spots are still available at 3 pm on Thursday, July 13, 2023, registration will also be opened for non-members.
Details will be emailed to participants once registration is received. As mentioned, these are longer hikes and are not suitable for beginning hikers. For both events, hikers are expected to maintain an average pace of 4 km/hr (or more). Hikers will be required to reach each checkpoint on each day by a prescribed time in order to continue, and ensure everyone is off the trail before dark. Please be aware that volunteers are running this event and will be waiting.
Space is limited, hikes go rain or shine, and no dogs are permitted on this event. For questions, please contact Parvinder Sachdeva at firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking for a distance and strength challenge? The Steeltown Stomp is just what you’ve been looking for!
Climb up and down approximately 2000 steps of the escarpment stairs, and hike over 20 kilometres in the Iroquoia Bruce Trail Club’s annual Steeltown Stomp.
This is a self-guided hike along the Bruce Trail, the Escarpment Rail Trail, and the Chedoke Radial Trail, climbing up and down the 7 sets of stairs along the Hamilton Escarpment as you go.
Everyone who completes the route and goes through the two checkpoints will earn the coveted Steeltown Stomp badge.
Please Note: This is an arduous hike and requires a high level of fitness due to the stair climbing required.
Fee: $30 fee includes checkpoint snacks, badge, and helps to support the Bruce Trail Conservancy in its mission to preserve a ribbon of wilderness, for everyone, forever.
Please join us for our annual self-led End-to-End. You can enjoy and complete the 50 km distance over two days (approximately 28 km on Saturday and 22 km on Sunday) or the entire 50 km on Saturday.
Whichever you choose, both hikes will traverse the varied terrain from just south of Hilton Falls to the south entrance of the Cheltenham Badlands. Checkpoint stations will be approximately every 10 km offering snacks, water refill, and assistance.
The 1-Day hike is $40 for members and $45 for non-members and includes bus transportation from the meeting point to the hike starting point, refreshments, parking and permit costs, online registration fees, and the official E2E badge.
The 2-Day hike is $50 for members and $60 for non-members and includes all of the same benefits of the 1-Day and the added cost of a second bus on both days.
Registration details will be on the Bruce Trail Conservancy online hike schedule (hikes.brucetrail.org) under Saturday, September 9, 2023.
Registration opens at 8 pm on Thursday June 1, 2023 for Bruce Trail Conservancy members. If any spots are still available at 8 pm on Thursday, June 15, 2023, registration will also be opened for non-members.
Details will be emailed to participants once registration is received. These are longer hikes and not suitable for beginning hikers. For both events, hikers are expected to maintain an average pace of 4 km/hr (or more). For the 1-Day hike, hikers must reach each checkpoint by a prescribed time in order to continue and ensure everyone is off the trail before dark.
Space is limited, hikes go rain or shine, and no dogs are permitted on this event. COVID protocols will be followed and masks will be worn on the buses. For questions, please contact Jacquie Van Dyke at email@example.com
1-Day Event, Sept. 9 is FULL. Join the waitlist >
2-Day Event, Sept. 9-10 is FULL. Join the waitlist >
Mono Community Centre
8:30 am – 2:00 pm
Registration on the BTC Hike Schedule opens March 30 at 7:00 am. The registration fee is $30.00 for adults and $10.00 for children and students.
For more information go to http://caledonbrucetrail.ca/hiking/club-badges/prediction-hike-fundraiser-badge/
Registration opens June 30 at 7:00 am on the BTC Hike Schedule.
Watch for more information about our new badge and further event details on our social media accounts and club website (http://caledonbrucetrail.ca/). Contact Sandy Green at firstname.lastname@example.org with your questions.
Dufferin Hi-Land Bruce Trail Club will again be offering the four winter hikes required to earn our Winter End-to-End badge. Hikes include both leisurely and moderate pace options in some of Dufferin’s most beautiful areas. Our popular moonlight hikes will be held on January 7 and February 4, 2023. Daytime hikes are scheduled for January 21 and February 18. Snowshoes or icers are strongly recommended for all hikes. Full details are posted on the Bruce Trail Conservancy Hike Schedule, where you can also register for each hike.
Join us for two days of hiking the rolling hills of Dufferin County. Enjoy the spring flowers while earning your Red Trillium Badge. Hike distances are approximately 29 km on Day 1 and 26 km on Day 2. There will be checkpoints along the hike with volunteers providing assistance, refreshments and snacks.
Registration is $55 for members and $65 for non-members, which includes shuttle bus service, checkpoint snacks and refreshments, Red Trillium Badge (must complete full hike to earn badge), and post-hike refreshments.
Registration opens March 1 at https://hikes.brucetrail.org/event/two-day-end-to-end/2023-05-13/
We regret to report this year’s 1-Day End-to-End event has been cancelled due to low enrollment and rising costs.
Celebrate the coming summer season on one of the longest days of the year and hike 56 km in one day! Earn your White Trillium Badge while experiencing the beauty of the Dufferin Hi-Land Bruce Trail section. There will be checkpoints along the way with volunteers offering assistance, snacks and refreshments, which will keep you fuelled to finish this one-day End-to-End challenge. The bus leaves at 6:30 am from the Mono Community Centre parking lot in Mono Centre.
Registration is $55 for members, $65 for non-members and includes shuttle bus service, checkpoint snacks and refreshments, White Trillium Badge (must complete full hike to earn badge), and post-hike refreshments.
Registration opens March 1 at https://hikes.brucetrail.org/event/one-day-end-to-end/2023-06-17/
Join us this spring for the Blue Mountains Bruce Trail Club all-new End-to-End hike event. This year we are offering two distinct hiking options – a 2-Day Hike for those looking for a big challenge and a 3-Day hike for those who want a little less challenge. Both hikes will wind their way through the beautiful and varied terrain of the Blue Mountains Club trails. Enjoy the early signs of nature awakening, the beautiful vistas and the rugged escarpment.
Whether you choose the 2-Day or 3-Day option, both hikes will cover the 69 km distance of our section which runs from Lavender to Swiss Meadows. Checkpoint stations will be offered approximately every 10 km offering snacks, water refill and assistance along the way. The 2-Day hike fee for members is $70 and $80 for non-members and includes bus transportation to the start point each day, refreshments, a Saturday end of hike BBQ, on-line registration fees and the E2E badge. The price for the 3-Day hike is $80 for members and $90 for non-members, and includes all of the same benefits of the 2-Day, and the added cost of busing the extra day.
Registration opens on March 1, 2023. Details will be emailed to participants once registration is received. Note, these are longer distances and generally not suitable for beginning hikers. For more information, please contact Christine Lasky at email@example.com
2-Day Event, May 27-28 is FULL. Join the waitlist>
3-Day Event, May 27-29 is FULL. Join the waitlist >
Beaver Valley Bruce Trail Club invites you to join us this winter in our beautiful Beaver Valley for the Snowshoe Adventure Badge excursions. Enjoy a sparkling winter afternoon in the snow. If you haven’t experienced the trail on a moonlit evening, now’s your chance! We will be leading a moonlight snowshoe hike on February 4 and a day time snowshoe hike on February 18. Participants completing both hikes will receive the Beaver Valley Snowshoe Adventure Badge – affectionately known as the “berserk beaver”. Please bring $5 for the badge to the second outing.
Registration opens December 15, 2022 through the Bruce Trail Conservancy Hike Schedule.
Come and test your mettle! This loop hike traverses the beautiful, rugged upper Beaver Valley. It’s a challenging hike during which you’ll experience all that spring has to offer, including cascading creeks and waterfalls. Registrants should have experience hiking long distances over strenuous terrain. The $35.00 registration fee covers the cost of the online registration fee, check point refreshments and the badge. Further details will be emailed to participants once registration is received.
Registration opens March 5, 2023 at 7:00 am
The 5 hikes will range from approximately 22 km to 28 km. You set your own pace but medium will get the job done in timely fashion.
The registration fee of $90.00 includes the online registration fee, transportation to the trailheads, refreshments and the End to End badge. There are no refunds for this event. Further details of the event will be sent to participants once registration is received. Please arrive at 7:30 am for check in and bus loading. The bus will leave promptly at 8:00 am.
Registration opens May 1, 2023 at 7:00 am
REGISTRATION FULL (Registration opened at 8:00 p.m. Wednesday March 1st, 2023)
The Sydenham Bruce Trail Club (SBTC) is pleased to offer another End-to-End (E2E) Hike in the beautiful Sydenham Section in 2023. With a total trail length of 174.4 kilometres, each hike will average ~21 km and be spread over four weekends / eight days: May 13 & 14, June 3 & 4, September 16 & 17, and September 30 & October 1. This promises to be a vigorous, interesting, scenic, and satisfying series of hikes.
Registration for Bruce Trail members only will be on the Bruce Trail on-line hike schedule (hikes.brucetrail.org) under Saturday, May 13, 2023 as of March 1, 2023.
If space is still available, registration will open to non-members at 8 pm on March 15, 2023.
Registration is $120 for members and $160 for non-members. This fee covers daily bus transportation, snacks, refreshments and the Blantyre to Wiarton SBTC E2E badge upon completion.
For more information and to register, visit: https://hikes.brucetrail.org/event/sydenham-official-end-to-end/2023-05-13/
For questions, please contact Bill Snel at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sydenham Bruce Trail Club End-to-End