Take a hike with our local Bruce Trail clubs

May 03, 2019

Any time of year is a great time to get out on the trails and our local Bruce Trail clubs will help you get started. The Bruce Trail is the oldest and longest continuous footpath in Canada - with over 900 kilometres of main trail and 400 kilometres of side trail stretching from Niagara to Tobermory. In the BruceGreySimcoe region, we are blessed to have some of the most stunning sections of trail, with epic view from the top of the Niagara Escarpment, waterfalls plunging to the rivers below, amazing rock climbing and caving areas as well as the vivid turqouise waters of the Bruce Peninsula.

There are four Bruce Trail clubs in our region: The Blue Mountains Bruce Trail Club, the Beaver Valley Bruce Trail Club, the Sydenham Bruce Trail Club and the Peninsula Bruce Trail Club. All four clubs have very active memberships and amazing volunteers who help maintain the trail. The best way to get involved with a club is to buy a membership to the Bruce Trail Conservancy and then connect with the local members on one of their guided hikes. Guided hikes are a great way to safely experience a new trail system and meet fellow hikers at the same time.

Read on for a list of BruceGreySimcoe clubs and links to their websites and hike schedules. Happy hiking!

Beaver Valley Bruce Trail Club

Website: www.beavervalleybrucetrail.org/
With rolling hills and lots of elevation changes, the Beaver Valley section has some great hikes. The club meets for guided hikes on Saturdays and has an active Facebook page with information. Find the hike schedule here.

Sydenham Bruce Trail Club

Website: www.sydenhambrucetrail.ca/
The Sydenham Club has some hidden gems like the Bognor Marsh, Silent Valley Nature Reserve and The Glen. You'll find some great information on preparing for a group hike and the group hike schedule on the club's website.

Blue Mountains Bruce Trail Club

Website: www.bmbtc.org/
With the highest point on the Bruce Trail in this section there are great views to be had in the Blue Mountains. Learn more about their group hikes here and check out the hike schedule by visiting the website.

Peninsula Bruce Trail Club

Website: www.pbtc.ca/
The Peninsula Bruce Trail Club is home to the end point of the Bruce Trail in Tobermory. The trail runs through Bruce Peninsula National Park as well as the village of Lion's Head. With some hidden gems like Devil's Monument and Bruce's Caves, you could hike every weekend and still find something new. Take a look at their hike schedule and plan now to join in!

Looking for more trails to explore in BruceGreySimcoe? Check out Trails and Paddling for more info.