The Bruce Trail

The Bruce Trail

Beginning 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 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.

IMPORTANT NEWS AND SPECIAL EVENTS

TRAIL CLOSURES & RE-ROUTES –   Click here – http://brucetrail.org/trail_changes

POP UP HIKES – Please note that these hikes have been added:

Thursday June 28, 2018    Halton Agreement Forest Midweek Hike

This 10 km loop hike will take approximately 3 hours and is at a leisurely pace over easy terrain.
There is no dropout point.
No dogs please.  There will be a refreshment/pub stop afterwards.
Depart: 10:00 am Meet in the small parking lot across from the Mohawk Raceway on Guelph Line (east side). There is extra parking in the north east corner of the Raceway parking lot.

Directions: Take Guelph Line north of the 401. The parking lot is on the right across from the Mohawk raceway.  I will have a sign at the entrance as it is hard to find.
Hike Description: This hike will take us through the Halton Agreement Forest, known for its array of biking trails which add to the challenge of following the walking trails. We will hike to Hilton Falls Conservation Area for lunch and return. Mostly easy footing with some rocky areas.

Hike Leader: Anne/Phill Armstrong hikingrandma@gmail.com
905 337 3937 Cell 905 617 3937

 

Sunday July 15, 2018 Iroquoia Section Junior Hiker

Hamilton, Map 8
This less than 5 km “there and back” hike will take approximately 2 hours and is at a leisurely pace over easy terrain.
There is no dropout point. No dogs please. 
Depart: 11:00 am Meet in the parking lot of the Chedoke Golf Club, off of Aberdeen Ave. in Hamilton 
Directions: Take the 403 west to Aberdeen Ave. Exit here and travel to Studholme Rd. Turn right (just past the railway overpass) and follow to Beddoe Rd. The golf course is here. 
Hike Description: Total distance is about 5 km. We will hike the main trail into Iroquoia Heights and return via a side trail to our cars. This hike qualifies children under the age of 13 for the Junior Hikes Summer badge. Cost of the badge is $5. Bring lunch, water and appropriate shoes. 
Pre-register for the hike with the hike leader. 
Hike Leader: Anne Armstrong hikingrandma@gmail.com
905-337-3937 Cell # 905 617 3937

2018 Steeltown Stomp – Saturday, September 29th

Hike and climb over 2,000 stairs along the Hamilton Escarpment (made up of 6 sets of stairs: Chedoke-289, Dundurn-329, James-232, Wentworth-500, Kenilworth-387, & Uli’s-358) and hike 20km along the Bruce Trail, Chedoke Radial Trail & the Escarpment Rail Trail and back to the beginning.

Click here for details and to register

Bruce Trail  Day – Sunday, September 30th

Bruce Trail Day is an annual event celebrating Canada’s oldest and longest footpath, hosted by the Bruce Trail Conservancy and each of its Bruce Trail Clubs.

Join us for free guided hikes and family activities to help you explore the Bruce Trail and discover the amazing variety of life along the Niagara Escarpment.

Come and learn about our year-round hiking programs, trail maintenance opportunities, and what we are doing to establish a conservation corridor from Niagara to Tobermory.

This year’s Bruce Trail Day will include special hands-on conservation projects on Bruce Trail Conservancy Nature Reserves.

Details to come …

Official Iroquoia Club End to End
2018 October 13, 14 October 20, 21

The annual Iroquoia Club End to End consists of four hikes over two weekends and will take place on October 13, 14 and October 20, 21, 2018. The section is approximately 122.5 km. long and each hike averages 30 km. This is a challenging, but richly rewarding series of hikes. All hikes will start between 7:45 and 8:00 am. at predetermined locations.
A bus will take all participants to the start of the hike. Checkpoint volunteers are stationed along the way with water and snacks. There is no leader – each hike will be completed independently, at your own pace. 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 for a single hike. The fee covers the cost of transportation, entry to Mount Nemo Conservation Area for two days, snacks and receiving a Waterfall badge for those who complete all four hikes. Hikes will go rain or shine.
First weekend (October 13, 14) meeting location is Mount Nemo Conservation Area (overflow parking area), 5317 Guelph Line, Milton, ON L9T 2X6. Check-in is 7:00 am. Buses leave at 7:30 am.
Second weekend (October 20, 21) meeting location is Mohawk 4 Ice Centre, 710 Mountain Brow Blvd. Hamilton, ON L8T 5A9. Check-in is 7:00 am. Buses leave at 7:30 am.
 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 PARTICIPANT. REGISTRATION BEGINS JUNE 1, 2018 AND ENDS OCTOBER 3, 2018. PURCHASE TICKETS HERE For more information visit Iroquoia End to End 2018 or email iroquoiabtcevents@gmail.com. After September 4 contact the organizer by phone at 905 331-7317.

Bruce Trail BUFFS for SALE at MEC in Burlington

 

SUPPORT our club by purchasing an Iroquoia Bruce Trail Buff.  ONLY available IN STORE at MOUNTAIN EQUIPMENT CO-OP on Brant St,  in Burlington ON.   Lots of great colours to choose from!   Thanks to MEC for their support.