General Hike Information

Notes to Organized Hikes

Please arrive 15 to 20 minutes before departure time.

  • Bruce Trail map and kilometre references are taken from the 28th edition of the Bruce Trail Reference.
  • Always carry your Ontario Health Card.
  • Carry an adequate amount of water and food.
  • If you have to carry an auto-injector or other medical device, make sure someone on the hike knows about it.
  • Unless stated otherwise, hiking boots are required and no dogs are allowed.

While there are a few portions of the Bruce Trail within Conservation Areas that are wheelchair accessible, use of the majority of the Trail is suitable for foot traffic only. To participate in an organized hike, you need to be able to complete the specified length of the hike on your own or with your own support person within the time allowed. Please refer to the hiking schedule for hike details.


Hike Rating Criteria

The hike ratings have been standardized across most of the Bruce Trail Clubs.  Below is the rating scale which Caledon Hills hike leaders will use for their hikes.


Leisurely – 3km/hr. or less.
Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr.
Brisk – 4 to 5 km/hr.
Fast – 5+ km/hr.


Easy – Mostly flat and usually good footing.
Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing.
Strenuous – Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing.


Thank you for following the Trail Users’ Code all year. Please stay on the trail!