End-to-End and Challenge Hikes 2024

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 2024

Dates and details for 2024 are updated here and on the Hike Schedule as they are confirmed by Bruce Trail Clubs.

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 Fees:
Two Days: Members $65 / Non-Members $75
One Day: Members $50 / Non-Members $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 Fees:
Three Days: Members $80 / Non-Members $90
One Day: Members $40 / Non-Members: $50

Fee includes bus, checkpoints, light lunch on final day and badge. You must complete all three days in order to earn this badge.

Registration not yet open.

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 $40 for members, $50 for non-members; kids $25 and $30. Fee includes bus, checkpoints, light lunch and a badge.

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. Please bring your own first aid kit.

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. The fee is non-refundable. After costs, the proceeds go to the Iroquoia Bruce Trail Club who supports The Bruce Trail Conservancy mission of “Preserving a ribbon of wilderness, for everyone, forever.”

Registration opens at 8 am on Monday, April 1, 2024 for Bruce Trail Conservancy members. You may be a member of any Club. If any spots are still available after the first two weeks, registration will also be opened for non-members at a cost of $110. Like last year, it may be limited to only one bus.

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 pavvysingh@gmail.com

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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.

Registration opens April 6, 2024 at 8 am

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On our annual self-led End-to-End you complete the 50 km distance over two days* (approximately 28 km on Saturday and 22 km on Sunday).

Hiking 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.

This event is $50 for members and $60 for non-members. The fee covers bus transportation from the meeting point to the hike starting point, refreshments, parking and permit costs, and the official E2E badge.

Details will be emailed to participants in early August. The long hikes are not suitable for beginning hikers. Hikers are expected to maintain an average pace of 4 km/hr (or more).

Space is limited, hikes go rain or shine, and no dogs are permitted on this event.

For questions, please contact Jacquie Van Dyke at vdyke0946@gmail.com

Registration opens June 3, 2024 at 8:30 am for Bruce Trail Conservancy members at hikes.brucetrail.org under Saturday, September 7, 2024. If any spots are still available on June 17, 2024 at 8:30 am, registration will then open for non-members.

*Note: The one-day end-to-end of the Toronto section is not offered in 2024.

Plan to attend our fourth and final organized Prediction Hike Challenge. Choose one of two predetermined hikes – 4.5 km or 15.0 km. Provide a personal to-the-second prediction of how long it will take you to complete the distance on event day.

Light refreshments and beverages will be served at mid location checkpoints and as part of a celebration at the end. Take lots of pictures, but NO peeking at time, pace, or distance technology during the hike. Trail Marshalls will be situated along the trail to help with directions.

Everyone will receive a spectacular collectible badge. The hikers in each distance category with the closest prediction to their actual time will be awarded a fabulous prize. If you wish to reserve a particular limited edition badge, register early. In addition to the actual three badges, there is a “blooper/printing oops” badge.

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Earn the CHBTC 60th Anniversary vintage E2E badge in three hikes. Pack sufficient water and snacks to boost your energy. Sturdy footwear is highly recommended. Participants can simultaneously earn the “60 for the 60th” badge as well.

Registration is free. Badge cost $10 for members, $15 for non-members

Registration opens May 30 >

Experience the spectacular fall colours while completing our 72.4 kilometre section of Trail over the Thanksgiving long weekend in either 2 or 3 days. Bus shuttles and a beautiful finisher’s commemorative badge are included in the registration fee. Refreshments and beverages will be served at checkpoints every 7-11 kilometres. Participants are expected to hike at a minimum pace of 4 km/hr.

Registration is $60 for the 3-Day event, or $40 for the 2-Day event.

Registration opens June 30:

Register for 2-Day End-to-End >

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Additional details have not yet been announced for the Dufferin H-Land E2E. Check back later for information regarding cost, registration time and hike details.

Join us this spring for the Blue Mountains Bruce Trail Club 2-Day or 3-Day End-to-End hike event. The 2-Day hike is for those looking for a big challenge and the 3-Day hike is for those who want to spread the challenge across three days. 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, 2024. 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 btcblueevents@gmail.com

Registration:

Register for 2-Day event >

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We invite you to join us this winter in our beautiful valley for the Snowshoe Adventure Badge excursions. Enjoy a sparkling winter afternoon in the snow and, if you haven’t experienced the trail on a moonlit evening, now’s your chance! We will be leading a daytime snowshoe hike on February 10 and a moonlight snowshoe hike on February 24. Participants completing both hikes will receive the Beaver Valley Snowshoe Adventure Badge – affectionately known as the “berserk beaver”. Please bring $10 (members) $12 (non members) for the badge to the second outing. Registration opens January 3, 2024, 8:30 a.m. at hikes.brucetrail.org

Registration:

February 10. Registration FULL. Join the waitlist >

February 24. Registration FULL. Join the waitlist >

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 $30 registration fee covers the cost of the online registration, checkpoint refreshments and the badge, and is non-refundable. Further details will be emailed to participants once registration is received.

Registration opens March 1, 2024 at 8:30 am

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Hike the 117.3 km Beaver Valley section over five challenging days and experience the beauty the valley has to offer. Registrants should have experience with hiking long distances over strenuous terrain. Hikers should have experience with hiking 20+ km in a day.

Registration is $100 for Members and $120 for Non-Members. There will be no refunds for this event as it is a fundraiser.
The registration fee includes the online registration, bus shuttle transportation, refreshments and the End-to-End badge, and is non-refundable. Registration opens March 1, 2024 at 8:30 a.m. at hikes.brucetrail.org, so mark your calendar to secure your spot. Registration is limited to 50 hikers. When registration is full, there will be an option offered to be added to a wait list.

Details of the event will be emailed to participants once registration is received. For more information contact beavervalleytrailactivities@gmail.com

Registration opens March 1, 2024 at 8:30 am

Register here >

There will be no official End-to-End event organized by the Sydenham Bruce Trail Club in 2024.

Peninsula End-to-End in 8:

April 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30, May 6, 7, 2024
Fees: $50 (Members only)
Registration FULL. Join the waitlist >

Peninsula End-to-End in 9:

May 4, 12, 18, 25, June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2024
Fees: $50 (Members only)
Registration FULL. Join the waitlist >

Peninsula End-to-End in 18:

May 2, 3, 16, 17, 30, 31
June 13, 14, 27, 28
Sep 5, 6, 19, 20
Oct 4, 17, 18
Fees: $200 (Members Only). Includes Bus Shuttle, Bruce Peninsula National Park (BPNP) Fees, and Badge Fee
Registration and details for End-to-End in 18 >

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