general info

The Iroquoia Bruce Trail Club organizes hikes throughout the year of varying lengths and difficulties. All hikes are organized and led by VOLUNTEER members of the Bruce Trail Conservancy. Many hikes are available to members & non-members, with some hikes being for members only.  We encourage non-members participating in our hikes to consider becoming a member to support our Club in its work to maintain the Bruce Trail as a public footpath.  Link to Membership

The hike schedule is posted on the Bruce Trail Conservancy website, and hikes appear in the schedule as hike leaders enter them.  All those wishing to attend an organized hike offered via the Iroquoia club must pre-register using the online schedule.

My First Hike

The Iroquoia Bruce Trail Club welcomes everyone to the Bruce Trail and warmly invites you for a hike.  Please register for one of the "My First Hike" on the Hike Schedule.

The Hike Leader can answer all of your questions about membership, volunteering and hiking. At the end of the hike, you will receive a My First Hike badge from the hike leader.

We hope that it will be the first of many more hikes for you.

Blazes and trail use

  • Always bring ID and your Health Card in case of an emergency. The hike leader will carry the names of everyone registered and the emergency contact you listed when you registered for the hike.
  • Hiking boots are essential. Check the weather forecast the night before your hike and dress accordingly. Dressing in layers  is recommended.
  • Hike with the group and keep pace with the person in front of you. Hike between the hike leader and the sweep and let the sweep know if you must stop for any reason.
  • Please follow any instructions provided by the hike leader.
  • Bring food/snacks and more than enough water depending on the length of hike and temperature. Two litres, even in the winter, is recommended or more if you think you'll need it.
  • Bring a First Aid Kit
  • Be honest with yourself when judging the length, pace and difficulty of the hike you wish to register for. If in doubt contact the hike leader through the registration form.
  • Bicycles, motorized vehicles and horses are not allowed on the trails.
  • Icers/crampons are recommended for winter hiking on snow and ice.
  • Read and understand the blazes and carry either the Bruce Trail map or the Bruce Trail app.
  • Familiarize yourself with the Bruce Trail Users' Code
  • All hikes are Leave No Trace.

Levels of difficulty

Please choose a hike that is suitable for your abilities. Many hikes have a combination of terrain.

Leisurely: 3 km/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.