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End-to-End & Challenge Hikes

A convenient, fun and safe way to challenge yourself and hike large sections of the Bruce Trail

In addition to their regular hiking programs, each of our nine Bruce Trail Clubs offers special end-to-end and challenge hikes each year.

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.

If you are new to hiking, these 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.

Looking for shorter organized hikes?
Our Bruce Trail Clubs offer more than 1500 hikes each year for BTC members.

Check out Club hike schedules.

2020 End-to-End Hikes


NIAGARA

May 16-18, 2020, Victoria Day Weekend

Cover this historic 82 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.

There are three checkpoints on each day (includes the final check-in near your car)

Day 1: 24.7km,  Day 1 E2E Map

Day 2: 27.1 km, Day 2 E2E Map

Day 3: 28.3 km, Day 3 E2E Map

Registration:

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 now OPEN: bit.ly/Niagarae2e20

REGISTRATION CLOSES at 7:00am, May 14th, 2020

Event Coordinator: Debbie Earle, debbie.niagarae2e@gmail.com


IROQUOIA

2020 details to come.

Last year: October 19-20 and 26-27, 2019;  Registration began June 1, 2019 and ended October 5, 2019


TORONTO

May 30 & 31, 2020 (Note change in date from previous years)

Please join us for our annual self-led End-to-End hike. Enjoy the history and scenery of the Toronto Club section by completing the 50 km distance over both Saturday and Sunday. You will hike approximately 28 km on Saturday and 22 km on Sunday.

Buses depart on both days at 7:45 am sharp from the predetermined location in Limehouse to bring all participants to the start of the hike. There is no leader. There will be checkpoints every 10-11 km, with volunteers providing some snacks, water and assistance. Official End-to-End badges are awarded on completion.

This is an event for experienced hikers as the terrain is varied and quite challenging and hikes will go rain or shine. The hike will be completed independently and at your own pace, but it is expected that participants will be able to finish by 4:00 pm.

Registration:

The fee for the two-day event is $40 plus any fees associated with Eventbrite. Registration information will become available on, or shortly after April 15. There will be no cheques or cash accepted on either day of the event. Tickets must be purchased in the name of the participant. Registration deadline is May 17, 2020. If you require more information, please contact Jacquie Van Dyke (End to End co-ordinator) at Torontoe2e@gmail.com on or after March 1.  Space on the hikes will be limited so please check this page and the Toronto Bruce Trail Club website (torontobrucetrailclub.org) regularly.


CALEDON HILLS

October 10-12, 2020 Thanksgiving Long Weekend

Registration opens May 1, 2020 and space is limited.

The Caledon Hills Bruce Trail Club invites you to join us for our 2020 “Fall Colours” End-to-End hike on Thanksgiving weekend.

Plan to participate in one of the most enjoyable and challenging hiking experiences of the year, a 71.4 km hike through the spectacular fall colours of the Caledon Hills. You can complete the distance over all three days of the weekend or the same distance over Saturday and Sunday (two-day event held biennially in even years).

The cost for the three-day event is $40.00 and the two-day event is $30.00. This fee covers daily bus transportation, refreshments, and the end-to-end badge on completion. Payment can be made by cheque or Interac e-Transfer.

For further registration details, email Sandy Green, sgreenhikes@gmail.com or visit caledonbrucetrail.ca

Note:  The two-day end-to-end will now be held in conjunction with the three-day event on even-numbered years only.


DUFFERIN HI-LAND

2-Day End-to-End - May 9 & 10, 2020

Join us for two days of hiking the hills of Dufferin County, enjoying the spring flowers and earning your Red Trillium Badge. The hike distance is approximately 28 km per day, with checkpoints providing refreshments and assistance along the way. For registration details visit dufferinbrucetrailclub.org


BLUE MOUNTAINS

May 23 & 24, 2020

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 $40 ($45 for non-BTC members) plus Eventbrite fee. This includes transportation, refreshments and badge.

The BBQ is $15 (burgers, salads, beverages and dessert) plus Eventbrite fee.

Registration opens February 1 through Eventbrite.ca

  • End-to-End Event name: "Blue Mountains Bruce Trail Club - 2019 End-to-End Hike" Registration deadline May 10, 2020.
  • BBQ Event name: "Blue Mountains Bruce Trail Club 2020 End-to-End BBQ 3"  Registration deadline May 14, 2020

Additional details available at www.bmbtc.org/E2E.html or by contacting Mary-Lynne Chenard at btcblueevents@gmail.com.


BEAVER VALLEY

August 29 & 30, September 5 & 6, 2020 Beaver Valley End-to-End

Due to popular demand we are now holding our End-to-End yearly! Registration will begin by email on May 1st.  No registration emails will be accepted before May 1st to be fair to all.  Email your intent to register on or after May 1, to Glenda Collings g60collings@gmail.com.  You will be sent payment details when your email is received. Then, once payment is received, you will be sent confirmation that you are registered along with details of the event. The registration fee of $60.00 includes transportation, refreshments and the End-to-End badge.

 


SYDENHAM

We won't be having an End-to-End in 2020, but please join us in 2021!


PENINSULA

2020 details to come.

Last year: May 31-June 1, 2019, June 2-3, 2019, Sept. 27-30, 2019