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.

Registration is open. Register for:
First Day Only
Second Day Only
Two Days

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. Registration not yet open.

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.

Registration not yet open. Details to come.

Registration not yet open. Details to come.

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 vdyke0946@gmail.com

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 more more information about our new badge and further event details on our social media accounts and club website.  Contact Sandy Green at info@caledonbructrail.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.

Registration not yet open. Details to come.

Registration not yet open. Details to come.

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 Rob Johnston at btcblueevents@gmail.com

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.

Registration not yet open. Details to come.

Registration not yet open. Details to come.

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