Beaver Valley Club Hikes

Bruce Trail hiker snowshoeing in snowy forest
Photo credit: Irena Marinko, 2021.

Bruce Trail Hike Schedule

The Bruce Trail has an integrated Hiking Schedule for all of its Clubs. The hike schedule is available online only. Check regularly for updates or cancellations of scheduled activities.

Bruce Trail protocols during COVID-19 require Bruce Trail membership to participate. Members can register for hikes with any of the Bruce Trail Clubs. Become a Member Today!

While COVID-19 protocols apply, special guidelines are in place and will be posted for hikers to read when registering for a hike.

Bruce Trail Hike Schedule

Print schedules using the print function of the web browser. Click List view to print full details on each month’s hikes.

Using GPS

Important! Google Maps prioritizes fastest and shortest routes. In rural areas of the Beaver Valley, this may include sections that are not winter-maintained or road allowances that are not suitable for automobiles. Avoid following routes that take unmaintained roads or roads too narrow for two lanes of traffic.

This is true for routes west from Grey Rd 7 in the Beaver Valley to the top of the Niagara Escarpment, such as Sideroad 13A, north of Kimberley, and Sideroad 16C, south of Epping. Access these meet locations from 7th Line only. Be aware that sections of Sideroad 7A west from Grey Rd. 7 and Sideroad 7B east from Grey Rd. 13 (north of Kimberley) have no winter maintenance.

Participant Guidelines

  1. All kms. mentioned are according to maps in Edition 30 of The Bruce Trail Reference.
  2. Please arrive 10 minutes before start of hike.
  3. Participants are expected to wear appropriate attire for the weather and the terrain. In summer, sturdy footwear is necessary. In winter, snowshoes or icers/crampons are needed when conditions dictate. It is a good idea to bring these items if there is snow on the ground and the hike leader will advise you as to the best footwear for the day. Hiking poles are a good idea in any season, especially if the terrain is rocky or slippery. Wearing appropriate clothing and footwear prevents injuries and shows consideration for a safe and positive group hiking experience.
  4. Always carry I.D. and your health card.
  5. For spring and summer hikes bring sunscreen, insect repellent and water.
  6. Please leave dogs at home.

Hike Rating System

Terrain (T): Easy: Mostly flat and good footing
Moderate: Some hills and/or some poor footing
Strenuous: Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing
Pace (P): Leisurely: 3 km/hr or less Medium: 3-4 km/hr
Brisk: 4-5 km/hr Fast: 5+ km/hr