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
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

Join us for an “easy” end-to end starting this spring!  Printable hike listing here.

 

Thursday May 30, Caledon Hills Section,
Glen Haffy Conservation Area, Map 17, Easy End to End, # 5,

This 7 km shuttle hike will take approximately 2.5 hours and is at a medium pace over moderate terrain. There is no dropout point. No dogs please. There will be a refreshment/pub stop afterwards.
Depart: 9:00 a.m. from parking area off 7th Line immediately east of Airport Road, km 42.2.  GPS Coordinates: N 43.960477, W 79.979773.
Directions: 7th line parking area is off Airport Rd. north of Hwy 9 near km 42.2.
Hike Description: This is hike five of eight, from Coolihans Sideroad to 7th Line. Shuttle to start at Coolihans Sideroad, km 35.1, east of where the Trail crosses the road. Bring a friend day with lunch after hike. Lunch spot TBD. Bring 2 bottles of water, hiking boots, layered clothing, snack. Recommended: hat, rain poncho, bug spray, sunscreen, hiking pole, phone.
Hike Leader: Nancy  Mooney 289-218-6879 email or text preferred nemooney12@gmail.com

Thursday June 6, Caledon Hills Section,
Hockley Valley, Map 18, Easy End to End #6,

This 9 km shuttle hike will take approximately 3 hours and is at a medium pace over moderate terrain. There is no dropout point. No dogs please.
Depart: 9:00 a.m. from parking area north of km 50.8 on the east side of the 5th Line EHS, just south of Hockley Road on Hemlock Ridges Nature Reserve.
GPS Coordinates: N 43.993572, W 80.014057.
Directions: From Airport Rd. go west on Hockley Rd. approx. 1.5 km to parking just south on 5th Line EHS.
Hike Description: This is hike six of eight, from 7th Line, km 42.2 to Hockley Rd. km 50.8.
Shuttle to start at parking area off 7th Line at km 42.2. Some difficult sections. Bring 2 – 3 bottles of water, layered clothing, hiking boots, snack.
Recommended:  hat, rain poncho, sun screen, bug spray, hiking poles, phone.
Hike Leader: Nancy Mooney nemooney12@gmail.com 289-218-6879 email or text preferred.

Thursday June 13, Caledon Hills Section,
Hockley Valley, Map 18, Easy End to End Hike 7,

This 10 km shuttle hike will take approximately 3 hours and is at a medium pace over moderate terrain. There is no dropout point. No dogs please.
Depart: 9:00 a.m. from Hockley Road Parking Area east of km 60.1 located on the north side of Hockley Road at the Hockley Road Side Trail.
GPS Coordinates: N 43.972857, W 80.056330.
Directions: Hockley Rd. runs east from Hwy 10 or west from Airport Rd.
Hike Description: This is hike seven of eight, from km 50.8 to km 60.1. Shuttle to start at parking area on 5th Line EHS at km 50.8 and will include Hockley Valley ski hill, golf course, Sally’s and Dave’s Pinnacles. * Poison Ivy in area. Some difficult sections. Bring:  2 – 3 bottles of water, layered clothing, hiking boots, snack.
Recommended:  hat, rain poncho, hiking pole, bug spray, sun screen, phone.
Hike Leader: Nancy Mooney nemooney12@gmail.com 289-218-6879 email or text preferred.

Thursday June 20, Caledon Hills Section,
Hockley Valley Provincial Nature Reserve, Map 18, 19, Easy End to End # 8.
This 10 km shuttle hike will take approximately 3 hours and is at a medium pace over moderate terrain. There is no dropout point. No dogs please. There will be a refreshment/pub stop afterwards.
Depart: 9:00 a.m. from parking at km 70.2 at 3rd line and County Rd. 8 Mono.  Shuttle to start at Hockley Road Parking Area at km 60.1 on Hockley Rd.
GPS Coordinates: N 44.029973, W 80.057360.
Directions:  from Hwy 10 north of Orangeville turn east ( R) at Camilla. Follow County Rd. 8 to Mono at 3rd line EHS.
Hike Description: This completes the Easy End to End series from km 60.1 to km 70.2 following the Jeju Olle – Bruce Trail Friendship trail. Some difficult sections. Bring 2 – 3 bottles of water, layered clothing, hiking boots, snack.
Recommended: hat, rain poncho, bug spray, sun screen, hiking pole, phone.
Badges and BBQ afterwards.  Picnic spot TBD.
Hike Leader: Nancy Mooney nemooney12@gmail.com 289-218-6879 email or text preferred.

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