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Special Notice - Town Hall Meeting for Bruce Trail Conservancy Members, May 26 Details & Registration

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 way. Registration fees are in effect and you'll receive a unique Club section badge at the end of the event.

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

Check out Club hike schedules.

2019 End-to-End Hikes


NIAGARA

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, trudykp@becon.org


IROQUOIA

October 19-20 and 26-27, 2019

The annual Iroquoia Club End to End consists of four hikes over two weekends and in 2019 will take place on October 19, 20 and October 26, 27. The section is 122 km. long, with the hikes measuring as follows:

  • Hike 1: 33.1 km
  • Hike 2: 30.0 km
  • Hike 3: 32.5 km
  • Hike 4: 27.2 km

(Please note, these distances are subject to change due to trail reroutes)

This is a challenging, but richly rewarding series of hikes. Buses depart on all days at 7:30 am sharp from predetermined locations to take all participants to the start of the hike.  Check in is at 7:00 am.

Space is limited to the number of people on the bus. There is no leader.  Volunteers will be at trailside checkpoints with water and snacks along the way.  The hike will be completed independently and at your own pace, but it is expected that participants will be able to finish by 5:00 pm.

The registration fee is $50 ($60 for non-BTC members) for all four hikes, or $15 per day that you wish to hike. The fee covers the cost of transportation, entry to Mount Nemo Conservation Area for two days, snacks, and the Waterfall badge for those who complete all four hikes. Hikes will go rain or shine.

The first weekend meeting location is at Mount Nemo Conservation Area (overflow parking area), 5317 Guelph Line, Milton, ON L9T 2X6.  
The second weekend meeting location is Mohawk 4 Ice Centre, 710 Mountain Brow Blvd. Hamilton, ON L8T 5A9.

For more information visit Iroquoia End to End 2019.  Contact the organizer by email at iroquoiabtcevents@gmail.com or after September 9th by phone (905) 331-7317.

REGISTRATION:

Participants must register and pay online through Eventbrite.ca. There will be no cheques or cash accepted on any day of the event. Tickets must be purchased in the name of the partcipant.

Registration begins June 1, 2019 and ends October 5, 2019

Purchase tickets here starting June 1: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/iroquoia-bruce-trail-official-end-to-end-2019-tickets-59167389254


TORONTO

September 14 & 15, 2019 (One-day and Two-day options)

Please join us for our annual self-guided 50 km hike through the scenery and history of the Toronto Club. You can complete the distance over both Saturday (approximately 28 km) and Sunday (approximately 22 km) or the entire 50 km on Saturday. For the two-day hike we’ll meet at 7:30 am in Limehouse where bus transportation takes us to the start of hiking for each day. On Saturday we hike from the Cheltenham Badlands south to Limehouse and on Sunday from Hilton Falls north to Limehouse. For the one-day event on Saturday, we’ll meet at 6:00 at Hilton Falls CA where the bus will take us to the Cheltenham Badlands and we’ll hike south, returning to Hilton Falls. Hikers in either event may drop out at checkpoints located approximately every 10 km.

The cost of the End-to-End is $40.00 for the two-day event or $30.00 for the one-day event. This fee covers daily bus transportation, some refreshments, and the official End-to-End badge upon completion of the 50 km on this weekend. Payment can be made by cheque or Interac e-transfer.

For further registration details, email Jacquie Van Dyke at torontoe2e@gmail.com on June 1 when registration opens. Space is limited, hikes will go rain or shine, and no dogs are permitted on this event. When sending an email on or after, June 1, please indicate if you are signing up for the one-day or two-day event. Please feel free to email Jacquie before June 1 if you have questions about the event. For more information about the Toronto Bruce Trail Club visit www.torontobrucetrail.org 


CALEDON HILLS

October 12-14, 2019 Thanksgiving Long Weekend

Plan now to participate in one of the most enjoyable and challenging hiking experiences of the year, a 70.2 km hike through the spectacular fall colours of the Caledon Hills. The cost for the three-day event is $40.00. This fee covers daily bus transportation, refreshments, and the end-to-end badge on completion. 

Register here starting April 20: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/caledon-hills-bruce-trail-club-end-to-end-tickets-59357440703

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

Registration is limited.

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

Dufferin Hi-Land 1-Day End-to-End - June 15

Registration is **FULL** for Dufferin Hi-Land's 1-Day End-to-End 2019.

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 online registration details, please click here.

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 online registration details, please click here.


BLUE MOUNTAINS

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 michael.treuman@gmail.com.


BEAVER VALLEY

Registration is **FULL** for Beaver Valley's End-to-End 2019 (as of Mar. 2).

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 payments@beavervalleybrucetrail.org 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 gcollings@rogers.com

Registration begins March 1, 2019.


SYDENHAM

Registration is **FULL** for Sydenham's End-to-End 2019 (as of Feb. 4).

The hikes will be held on:

  • May 11-12, 2019
  • June 22-23, 2019
  • September 7-8, 2019
  • October 5-6, 2019

Registration begins on February 1, 2019.  Please contact Bill Snel at sydenhame2e@gmail.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.


PENINSULA

Registration is **FULL** for Peninsula's End-to-End 2019 (as of Feb. 10).

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.

Friday May 31, Sat June 1, Sunday June 2 and Mon June 3
Friday Sept 27, Sat Sept 28, Sunday Sept 29 and Mon Sept 30

Additional details available on our website at www.pbtc.ca/hikes.