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 a 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 offers organized end-to-end hiking opportunities. Usually these 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. You do not need to submit trail logs for these events.
Looking for shorter organized hikes? Our Bruce Trail Clubs offer more than 1500 hikes each year for BTC members. Many also make some hikes available to the public. See individual Club websites for hike schedules.
2019 End-to-End Hikes
May 18-20, 2019
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 $50 for the entire weekend ($40 for 2, $30 for 1 day). Fee includes bus, checkpoints, light lunch on final day and badge
Registration opening February 15, 2019
Event Co-ordinator: Trudy Senesi, email@example.com
October 19-20 and 26-27, 2019
Details to come.
September 14 & 15, 2019
Please join us for our annual end-to-end hike this year. You may complete the 50 km distance over both Saturday and Sunday or the same distance on Saturday only. If you choose the two-day option, you will hike approximately 28 km on Saturday and 22 km on Sunday. There will be checkpoints providing refreshments and assistance along the way. Official End-to-End badges are awarded on completion.
For registration details, please watch our website in the coming months at torontobrucetrailclub.org.
October 12-14, 2019 Thanksgiving Long Weekend
Details to come.
Dufferin Hi-Land 1-Day End-to-End - June 15
Can you hike 56 kilometers in a day? Come and experience the beauty of the Dufferin Hi-Land section, earn your White Trillium Badge, plus experience the best of Dufferin County hospitality at our checkpoints. The bus leaves at 6:30 am from the Mono Community Centre parking lot in Mono Centre. For registration details, please watch our website in the coming months at dufferinbrucetrailclub.org
Dufferin Hi-Land 2-Day End-to-End - May 11-12
Join us for two days of hiking the hills of Dufferin County and enjoying the spring flowers and earning your Red Trillium Badge. The hike distance is approx 28 km each day, with checkpoints providing refreshments and assistance along the way. For registration details, please watch our website in the coming months at dufferinbrucetrailclub.org.
May 25 & 26, 2019
Please join us for our annual two-day End-to-End hike. On both days we meet at 6:45 am at the Highlands Nordic Centre near Duntroon where bus transportation takes us to the start of hiking for that day. On Saturday we hike from Swiss Meadows and on Sunday from Lavender. The Saturday hike is followed by an optional social gathering and BBQ. Set your own pace for approximately 33 km each day. Hikers may drop out at checkpoints located approximately every 10 km. Badges awarded to those completing both days.
Cost of the End-to-End is $35 (transportation, refreshments and badge) and the BBQ is $17 (burgers, salads, beverages and dessert).
Registration opens February 1 through Eventbrite.ca (Event name: "Blue Mountains Bruce Trail Club - 2019 End-to-End Hike"). Register by May 11. Additional details available at www.bmbtc.org/E2E.html or by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
August 24-25 & 31-September 1, 2019
Hike the 117 km Beaver Valley section over 2 weekends. Experience the varied terrain the valley has to offer. A registration fee of $45.00 includes bus transportation to the start of the hike from your car, refreshments and the End-to-End badge. The fee may be paid by cheque or Interac -transfer. Cheques: Make payable to Beaver Valley Bruce Trail Club and include with mailed submission. Interac e-transfers: Send payment to email@example.com and with your mailed submission, include the answer to your security question, exactly as typed.
For more information, contact Glenda Collings, 519 694 7691 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration begins March 1, 2019.
Please join us for our bi-annual end-to-end hikes in 2019. The hikes will be held on:
Registration begins on February 1, 2019. Please contact Bill Snel at email@example.com
The fee is $100 for BTC members, $125 for non-members for all 8 hikes. This covers transportation to hike start, some snacks and an end-to-end badge for those who complete all hikes. Hikes go rain or shine.
We will be offering a self-led, End-to-End hike of our section over two weekends of four days each. There will be a bus shuttle to take participants from the end point parking to the start. Each day of hiking will include a halfway checkpoint supplying water and a snack. Registration will be capped at 48 participants. Price is $15/day. Limited optional accommodation has been reserved in Lion's Head. This is on a first-come, first-served basis, directly with the host.
Additional details available on our website at www.pbtc.ca/hikes