Beginning at in the south, the Iroquoia Section of the Bruce Trail hugs the ancient shoreline of Lake Iroquoia, following the winding path of the Niagara Escarpment, and forming a horseshoe around the western end of Lake Ontario. While the Trail passes through a densely populated area (the City of Hamilton), for the most part the hiker will be walking on a woodland path with only occasional glimpses of the surrounding urban sprawl. Our Trail and its surrounding natural areas are home to many species of bird, plants and animals.
The Iroquoia Section has an abundance of waterfalls, splashing their way over the Escarpment: Tiffany, Sherman, Webster's, Tew, and Borer's. Most of these waterfalls can be seen in a full day of hiking across the Dundas Valley. Largely the Iroquoia Trails cross parkland and conservation areas, with some parts of our Trail crossing private lands with special landowner permission. Without the goodwill and cooperation of the Landowners, the Bruce Trail could not exist. Please respect the lands you walk on!
Due to the special geological and natural environment that the Trail crosses, we ask all hikers to abide by the Trail.
• Hike only along marked routes, especially on farmland;
do not take shortcuts.
• Do not climb fences, use the stiles.
• Respect the privacy of people living along the trail.
• Leave the Trail cleaner than you found it; carry out all litter.
• Fires are not premitted along the trail; carry a lightweight stove.
• Leave flowers and plants for others to enjoy.
• Do not damage live trees of strip off bark.
• Keep dogs on a leash, especially on or near farmland.
• Protect and do not disturb wildlife.
• Leave only your thanks and take nothing but photographs.
The Bruce Trail Conservancy and the Iroquoia Bruce Trail Club rely on our membership to support our on-going efforts in maintaining the trail and preserving the Niagara Escarpment. Please consider a membership in the Bruce Trail Association to ensure the future of our beautiful Bruce Trail.
To become a member, please visit the Bruce Trail Conservancy to fill out a membership application form.
Help us celebrate IBTC's 50th anniversary with the purchase of a beautiful fleece vest!
These vests are perfect for hiking and enjoying the trail. Show off some club pride and get one today!
Available in Ladies S M L XL (celery green) and Mens M L XL XXL (sage brush). ONLY $55.00
All proceeds will go to the IBTC club, to help support our mission of preserving the Bruce Trail. Click here for more details.
Special Announcement - Short Hills Provincial Park, Aboriginal Deer Hunt
The harvest will take place from Thursday, November 21, 2013 to Sunday November 24, 2013 inclusive and from Thursday, November 28, 2013 to Sunday, December 1, 2013 inclusive. During the harvest, the park will be closed, access points will be monitored, and public entry will be prohibited. Click here for more information.
Trail between Tews Falls and Websters Falls Closed
The trail between the Tews Falls parking lot and Webster's Falls parking lot in the Spencer Gorge/Webster's Falls Conservation Area will be closed to all users from Wednesday, November 13 through Friday, December 11. This is to allow the replacement of the existing wooden stair structure at Tews Falls with a new galvanized steel structure. The existing concrete foundation will be reused. Construction activity will be taking place along the existing trail and stairs. A portion of the parking lot at Webster's Falls will be fenced off for construction materials and equipment.
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