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.
BTC 50th Anniversary Passing the Baton: Caledon Hills Section April 23-29, 2017
During the 30th anniversary of the BTC, a baton was passed along the entire length of the trail and it is now proudly displayed on the wall at the BTC Head Office. The BTC will be doing a similar baton passing event to celebrate the 50th anniversary this year. A new baton has been created that can be displayed at our new BTC Head Office. This baton will travel the entire length of the trail by volunteer power, and each of the nine clubs will have one week to pass the baton along their section and to hand it over to the next Club. The baton passing culminates with the 50th anniversary celebrations in Tobermory on June 10th. The BTC is hoping that lots of photographs will be taken and posted to social media. (Please use #brucetrailbaton to identify posts and photos.)
The Caledon Hills Club will have the baton from April 22nd until April 29th. Join us at our Earth Day event in the Hockley Valley on April 22nd (more details on the website) or any of the “pass the baton” hikes following the event. All participants in the passing of the baton will receive a commemorative badge.
The following hikes are scheduled for our section:
- Sunday, April 23 hike will be from km 0.0 to km 10.0
- Monday, April 24 hike from km 10.0 to km 20.1
- Tuesday, April 25 hike from km 20.1 to km 30.6
- Wednesday, April 26 hike from km 30.6 to km 40.7
- Thursday, April 27 hike from km 40.7 to km 53.0
- Friday, April 28 hike from km 53.0 to km 61.6 – additional hikers needed!
- Saturday, April 29 hike from km 61.6 to km 72.3
If you would like to participate in any of the hikes during that week, contact Marilyn hike coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Caledon Hills Bruce Trail Club Annual End-to-End Hike
October 7, 8, 9 Thanksgiving Weekend,
Details of last year’s event can be found at: 2016 CHBTC End-to-End
Thanks to all participants, sponsors, and volunteers for making the 2016 Fall Colours End to End Popular and Successful Again. See you next year!