As of February 17th, 2022, hikes may increase their limits beyond 10 hikers, however, there are reasons hike numbers may be limited (e.g., the availability of parking) that are unrelated to provincial health guidelines. Please check the Bruce Trail website for current COVID-19 regulations and guidelines as they relate to group hiking.
Some hike leaders may require proof of vaccination prior to participation in their hike. We respectfully ask that you do not argue or harass any hike leaders that have imposed this requirement on the hike that they are leading as unpaid volunteers for our club.
Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.
The Iroquoia Bruce Trail Club organizes hikes throughout the year of varying lengths and difficulties. All hikes are organized and led by VOLUNTEER members of the Bruce Trail Conservancy. Many hikes are available to members & non-members, with some hikes being for members only. We encourage non-members participating in our hikes to consider becoming a member to support our Club in its work to maintain the Bruce Trail as a public footpath.
The hike schedule is posted on the Bruce Trail website, and hikes appear in the schedule as hike leaders enter them. All those wishing to attend an organized hike offered via the Iroquoia club must pre-register using the online schedule.
Blazes and trail use
- Always bring ID and your Health Card in case of emergencies
- Dress in layers suitable for the weather - hiking boots and raingear are essential
- Stay with the group when hiking - don't go ahead or fall behind
- Please follow any instructions given by the leader
- Bring food and water
- Be honest with yourself when judging the length, speed and difficulty of the hike you wish to attend - if in doubt, call the leader
- Bicycles, motorized vehicles, and horses are not allowed on the trails
- Icers or Yak Traks are recommended for winter hiking on snow and ice
Levels of difficulty
Pace: refers to hikes listed in the newsletter
Leisurely - 3 km/hr. or less
Medium - 3 to 4 km/hr
Brisk - 4 to 5 km/hr
Fast - 5+ km/hr
Terrain: refers to hikes listed in the newsletter
Easy - Mostly flat and usually good footing.
Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing
Strenuous - Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing.