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Special Notice - Plan ahead, check for closures, and hike responsibly. See hiking safety tips

Hike Leaders

Each of our nine Bruce Trail Clubs offer an extensive program of organized hikes, throughout the year, for members and non-members. Trained volunteers are responsible for leading and organizing these hikes - sharing with others the wonders of the Bruce Trail and the Niagara Escarpment.

Hike Leader Position

Lead hikes for members and non-members, set the routes, set the pace and point out areas of interest to hike members

  • Knowledgeable about the environment, plants and animals
  • Knowledgeable about the planned route

Hike Leader Checklist document

Hike Registration and Waiver Form

Incidents During Hikes:

  • If an injury occurs and you are immobilized contact 911 first and then the Club hike coordinator with details of the injury and what actions are taking place.
  • If an injury occurs and you are able to safely and comfortably walk, remain in place and contact the Club hike coordinator for further instructions.
  • For any injury, enlist the assistance of a minimum of two other hikers to remain with you.

Incident Reporting:

If an incident does occur, the Incident_Report_Form must be completed. The incident reporting form should be completed for any incident which: 

  • occurs on or adjacent to the Bruce Trail, or 
  • occurs on BTC-managed property, or 
  • occurs at a BTC led or organized activity, or 
  • involves a volunteer or staff member who has an incident while on BTC business.

An incident is defined as:

  • any injury that requires medical treatment in a hospital, or 
  • a death, or 
  • a situation in which Emergency Services (Police, Fire, Emergency Medical Services) are called, if any such injury, death or situation occurs on or adjacent to the Bruce Trail, or occurs on BTC-managed property, or occurs at a BTC-lead or organized activity, or
  • property damage caused by a BTC-organized activity.

If an incident has occurred please complete the incident form. For an MS Word version of this form, please email Submit complete forms to Jackie Randle at 


Short quiz for Hike Leaders