The 29th Edition (published in 2017) is the definitive resource for exploring the Bruce Trail. It is your key to a safe and enjoyable time on the Trail.
Any changes to the Trail since the publication of this edition are available on the Bruce Trail Conservancy (BTC) website. Please check for updates before you hike!
Note for Bruce Trail App users: if you are using the BT app as your guide, you need to open it in a location that has WiFi in order to download the latest trail changes.
RECENT TRAIL REROUTES OR TRAIL ACCESS CHANGES
FEBRUARY 23, 2018: We are closing the main trail in the Hockley Valley Nature Reserve in the valley with the three bridges until further notice due to ice jams. We’ll advise when the jam clears and the trail can be re-opened.
DECEMBER 2017: Seasonal closure of part of the main trail at Hockleycrest for skiing. An alternate route for walkers has been opened for the winter. A map and more details are available on the BTC website.
OCTOBER 2017: The Turnbull Side Trail is closed for hunting from October 1 to December 31, 2017 at the request of the landowner. A trail closure notice has been posted at the trail access. Please obey the landowners wishes. Trespassing will not be tolerated.
AUGUST 2017 (orig. MARCH 2017): During construction of a parking lot and other site development at the Badlands, a temporary reroute of the main Bruce Trail in the Badlands area will be required until spring 2018. The temporary re-route now takes the main trail straight along Boston Mills to the Caledon Trailway. From there it turns north east on the Caledon Trailway to Chinguacousy Road, then north to Olde Baseline where it meets the current trail. The Olde Baseline Side Trail is also closed. A map and more details are available on the BTC website.
APRIL 2017: Several trail reroutes have been made at Forks of the Credit. As a result of the viewing platform having been closed and impassable in May 2015, two dead end side trails (Mill Pond and Cataract) have been created. Each side trail terminates at either side of the viewing platform. In addition, the former Quarryman’s Side Trail has now become the main Bruce Trail. A map and more details are available on the BTC website.
JANUARY 2017: The McLaren Road Side Trail has recently re-opened! It was closed over the past year to allow the Town of Caledon to replace the McLaren Road bridge and extend the guardrail adjacent to it, making this 90 degree turn safer for vehicles and pedestrians alike. We appreciate your patience during this temporary closure!