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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Annual End-to-End

Caledon Hills Bruce Trail Club’s Annual End-to-End of the section 
** THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT **
October 12, 13, & 14 Thanksgiving Weekend (2019)
Details of this year’s event can be found on our event flyer and FAQs.

 

Scheduled End-to-End Hikes

Printable listing of currently scheduled End-to-End Hikes.

Walking Wounded Series – Toronto Club

September 7: Walking Wounded End-to-End #6,
Map 9,
9:00 AM
Location: Tim Horton’s 2201 Brant St. Burlington
Hike Leader(s): Patricia Lynn McFerran, George Lennon
Pace: Leisurely
Terrain: Rocky
Distance: 13 km
Description: In the spring we braved rain wind and even some snow and ice to start this end to end series. Hopefully we will finish the final 5 hikes before the snow flies. The hike will pick up at Rock Chapel where we finished and pass a couple more waterfalls and then on through wooded areas to Waterdown and Smokey Hollow. Be sure to bring lots of water and lunch. hiking poles are helpful too.
Meet at:
Tim Horton’s 2201 Brant St. Burlington
Directions will depend on whether you use 407 or QEW.
Travel the QEW to Brant St exit in Burlington. Get off and drive north just past Upper Middle Rd. There is a plaza on the right; the Tim Horton’s is in the plaza.
If Traveling the 407, get off at Dundas St. Travel west to Brant St. Turn left (south). The plaza will be on the left. Look for the hike leader. The instruction to the car shuttle will be provided at 9:00 am and the group will leave this site soon after. Please be on time. This will be the meeting location for hikes #7 and #8 too.
Additional Notes:
End to End #6 of 10
No dropout
Beginners
Hiking boots

 

September 21: Walking Wounded End-to-End #7,
Maps 9/10,
9:00 AM
Location: Tim Horton’s 2201 Brant St. Burlington
Hike Leader(s): Patricia Lynn McFerran, George Lennon
Pace: Leisurely
Terrain: Rocky
Distance: 13 km
Description: Today’s hike brings us closer to the end of the section. There are nice views over the lake and city of Burlington before we head north and cross Dundas. There is some road work today, bring water and lunch. Be sure to dress for the weather it is unpredictable
Meet at:
Tim Horton’s 2201 Brant St. Burlington
Directions will depend on whether you use 407 or QEW.
Travel the QEW to Brant St. exit in Burlington. Get off and drive north just past Upper Middle Rd. There is a plaza on the right; the Tim Horton’s is in the plaza.
If traveling 407 go west to Dundas St. Turn right to Brant St. Turn left and plaza will be on the left. Look for the hike leader. The instruction to the car shuttle will be provided at 9:00 am and the group will leave this site soon after. Please be on time. This will be the meeting location for hike #8 too.
Additional Notes:
End to End #7 of 10
No dropout
Beginners
Hiking boots

 

October 5: Walking Wounded End-to-End #8,
9:00 AM
Location: Tim Horton’s 2201 Brant St. Burlington
Hike Leader(s): Patricia Lynn McFerran, George Lennon Pace: Leisurely
Terrain: Rocky
Distance: 12 km
Description: Today we will climb up the back of Mt. Nemo, and enjoy the city view. On a clear day you can see the CN tower. The trail then heads out for some more road walking but once that is done it is a lovely wooded area to see some of the fall colours. There are good photo opportunities. Dress for the weather, layer and maybe rain gear too. Bring water and lunch.
Meet at:
Tim Horton’s 2201 Brant St. Burlington
Directions will depend on whether you use 407 or QEW.
Travel the QEW to Brant St. exit in Burlington. Get off and drive north just past Upper Middle Rd. There is a plaza on the right; the Tim Horton’s is in the plaza.
If you travel the 407 then get off at Dundas St. and travel west to Brant St. Turn south, (left), the plaza is just before Upper Middle Rd on the left.
Look for the hike leader. The instruction to the car shuttle will be provided at 9:00 am and the group will leave this site soon after. Please be on time. This will be the meeting location for hikes #7 and #8 too.
Additional Notes:
End to End #8 of 10
No dropout
Beginners
Hiking boots

 

October 19: Walking Wounded End-to-End #9,
Maps 10/11,
9:00 AM
Location: McDonald’s Milton, 590 Martin Rd.
Hike Leader(s): Patricia Lynn McFerran, George Lennon
Pace: Leisurely
Terrain: Rocky
Distance: 13 km
Description: The trail continues north and gets a bit rocky; hiking poles will be helpful. The trail goes through forests and into Crawford Lake Conservation Area. This is where we will park for car shuttle. Be prepared to pay for parking here, $7.50/adult and $6.50 for seniors. There is a nice look out over the canyon along the trail. Dress for the weather, layer and maybe rain gear too. Bring water and lunch.
Meet at:
McDonald’s Milton, 590 Martin Rd.
Take the 401 west to Highway 25 in Milton, turn left on to Highway 25 going south into Milton. McDonald’s is on the right side just south of the 401. Look for hike leaders inside. Instructions for the car shuttle will be provided. Please be on time.
Additional Notes:
End to End #9 of 10
No dropout
Beginners
Hiking boots

 

November 2: Walking Wounded End-to-End #10,
Map 11,
9:00 AM
Location: Tim Horton’s Milton North of 401 on Highway 25
Hike Leader(s): Patricia Lynn McFerran, George Lennon
Pace: Leisurely
Terrain: Rocky
Distance: 13 km
Description:
The final hike in this end to end series. Today we will hike down the canyon then back up the other side. We will continue along the trail to Kelso, where we will work our way down the ski hill to the final bit of road to 122.9 km; the end! We will park for car shuttle in Hilton Falls at one end and Crawford Lake at the other end. Be prepared to pay for parking here, $7.50/adult and $6.50 for seniors. Dress for the weather, layer and maybe rain gear too. Bring water and lunch. There will be a celebration at a local pub after the hike for everyone to toast the end to enders.
Meet at:
Tim Horton’s Milton North of 401 on Highway 25
Take the 401 west to Highway 25 in Milton, turn right on to Highway 25 going north. Tim’s is on the right side just north of the 401. Look for hike leaders inside. Instructions for the car shuttle will be provided. Please be on time.
Additional Notes:
End to End #10 of 10
No dropout
Beginners
Hiking boots
Pub stop after

 

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