Please note that due to the COVID-19 outbreak, all BTC organized hikes and events have been suspended for the time being.
We also ask you to postpone your own use of the Bruce Trail for walks or hikes until further notice, to minimize the spread or contraction of COVID-19.
For more information on this decision, please see the BTC announcement on this link: https://brucetrail.org/pages/covid-19-updates
We hope you will get back out to enjoy everything the Bruce Trail has to offer, once this pandemic is over.
Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.
The Iroquoia Bruce Trail Club organizes a quarterly hiking schedule that includes hikes of varied lengths and difficulties. All hikes are organized and led by VOLUNTEER members of the Bruce Trail Conservancy. Become a member of the Bruce Trail Association and receive The Iroquoian, the quarterly newsletter of our club, with complete hike listings and lots of other important club information. Members also receive the Bruce Trail magazine and great discounts at the general store!
Members and non-members are welcomed to participate in these hikes, but YOU HIKE AT YOUR OWN RISK. The Iroquoia Club, the Bruce Trail Conservancy, and all unpaid volunteers assume no liability for any persons attending the events published in our quarterly newsletter The Iroquoian. 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.
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.