End-to-End Hikes

An End-to-End for a hiker of the Bruce Trail is the completion of the entire main trail on foot, after which you’ll have earned a badge to proudly announce to all that you did this!  You can also complete shorter End-to-Ends of the Bruce Trail, where you hike all of the main trail in any of the nine club sections.

Each club typically runs an annual event to hike their entire section of the trail over one or several weekends, depending on how long the section is.  In Caledon Hills, our section is about 72 km long and our annual event has you experiencing spectacular fall colours over the Thanksgiving weekend, with two- and three-day hiking options.

But the annual event isn’t the only time you’ll find organized hikes for completing an End-to-End in a section.  Current End-to-End hikes are listed below.

Completing an End-to-End on the Thanksgiving weekend, or over several hikes throughout the year (either on your own or as part of an organized club hike), will earn you a badge.

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Printable version of spring scheduled end-to-end hikes .

Saturday April 21, Caledon Hills Section,
Hockley Valley North, Map 19/18,
Hike #1 Dave and Sally’s Caledon End to End ,
This 16 km shuttle hike will take approximately 4.5 hours and is at a brisk pace over moderate terrain. There is a dropout point after greater than 7 km. No dogs please.
Depart: 930 a.m. meet at 4th Line Mono, Peter Beecham Side Trail. (14km north of the 5 Side Road.) and a car shuttle will be organized to the starting point.
GPS Coordinates: N 96903, W.80.04509.
Directions: Heading north on Airport Road, turn left on the 5 Side Road and right on the 4th Line Mono. Heading north on Hwy 10, turn right on the Hockley Road and right on the 4th Line.
Hike Description: First hike of 4 of a leisurely end to end. Begin at Mono Centre Road. Hike 10.5 km to Hockley Road Side Trail. Stop for lunch at the Black Birch Restaurant. (a short walk from the trail) Drop out point here. After lunch, continue to Peter Beecham Side Trail on the 4th Line. (About another 5.5km.) Pre-register for the hike with the hike leader by email or text.
Hike Leader: Sally Cohen salydave@sympatico.ca 647-960-6150.

 

Sunday April 29, Caledon Hills Section,
Hockley Valley South, Map 18/17
, Hike #2 Dave and Sally’s Caledon End to End,
This 19 km shuttle hike will take approximately 5.5 hours and is at a brisk pace over strenuous terrain. There is a dropout point after greater than 7 km.No dogs please.
Depart: 930 a.m. Coolihans Sideroad and Glen Haffy Rd. roadside parking and car shuttle to starting point.
GPS Coordinates: N43.93739, W79.93540.
Directions: Take Airport Rd. to Coolihans Sideroad and go east to roadside parking.
Hike Description: Car shuttle to the Peter Beecham Side Trail on the 4th LIne Mono
to begin hike. The hike will be very hilly, with some challenging places. May be slippery. Could be muddy and icy. Pre-register for the hike with the hike leader by email or text.
Hike Leader: Sally Cohen salydave@sympatico.ca 647-960-6150.

 

Sunday May 6, Caledon Hills Section,
The Dingle, Map 17/16/15,
Hike # 3 Dave and Sally’s Caledon End to End,
This 17 km shuttle hike will take approximately 4 hours and is at a brisk pace over easy terrain.
There is no dropout point. No dogs please.
Depart: 930 a.m. meet at the tunnel on Escarpment Side Rd. and Hwy 10 and shuttle back to the starting point.
GPS Coordinates: N 43.84009, W79.96785.
Directions: Escarpment Sideroad is south of Charleston SR (24) and north of Forks of the Credit Rd. running off Hwy 10.
Hike Description: Begin hiking from Coolihan’s Side Road and the Glen Haffy Road. Walking south through the Dingle, mostly on roads, to the tunnel at Escarpment Side Road and Hwy 10.
Pre-register for the hike with the hike leader by email or text.
Hike Leader: Sally Cohen salydave@sympatico.ca 647-960-6150.

 

Sunday May 20, Caledon Hills Section,
Forks of the Credit, Map 15,14,
Hike#4- Dave and Sally’s Caledon End to End,
This 18 km shuttle hike will take approximately 5 hours and is at a brisk pace over strenuous terrain. There is no dropout point. No dogs please.
Depart: 930 a.m. probably meet at the parking lot at Spirit Tree Estate Cidery (1137 Boston Mills Rd., Terra Cotta or on Boston Mills Rd. Will confirm exact place after you preregister with Sally. (Car shuffle to beginning of hike at the tunnel.)
GPS Coordinates: N 43.7584, W79.94301.
Directions: Spirit Tree Estate Cidery, 1137 Boston Mills Rd, Terra Cotta . Boston Mills is south of Forks of the Credit and Spirit Tree is just east of Mississauga Rd. Need to get permission to leave cars in the parking lot which I didn’t have at time of publication of this hike schedule. Confirm when you pre-register for the hike.
Hike Description: Hike from the tunnel on Escarpment Sideroad and Hwy. 10 through the Forks of the Credit and finish at Spirit Tree for a late lunch/celebration of completion of end to end. Some challenging hills and road walking.

Pre-register for the hike with the hike leader by email or text.
Hike Leader: Sally Cohen salydave@sympatico.ca 647-960-6150.

 

Annual End-to-End

Caledon Hills Bruce Trail Club’s Annual End-to-End of the section
October 6, 7, 8 Thanksgiving Weekend (2018),
Details of this year’s event can be found on our event flyer and FAQs.