Hiking the Bruce Trail
Joëlle Martin, chair
Glenda Collings, Evelyn Ledsham, Tina MacPhail and Anne McGarrigle
Guidelines for Using the Trail
Bruce Trail Hikers’ Trail Users Code
All kms. mentioned are according to maps in edition 28 of the Bruce Trail Reference.
Hike participants are expected to wear sturdy footwear.
Please arrive 10 minutes before start of hike.
Always carry I.D. and your health card.
For spring and summer hikes bring sunscreen, insect repellent and water.
Potlucks will be held even if outing is cancelled.
Each potluck participant is asked to bring his own dishes,
cutlery, glass and drink of choice. Each participant
is to bring a main dish or a salad or a dessert
for at least 6 servings. The hosts will provide pre-dinner snacks as
well as tea and coffee.
While there are a few portions of the Bruce Trail within the
Conservation Areas that are wheelchair accessible, none of these are
within the Beaver Valley and use of the majority of the Trail is
suitable for foot traffic only. To participate in an organized hike,
you need to be able to complete the specified length of the hike on
your own or with your own support person within the time allowed.
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
Leisurely: 3 km/hr or less;
Medium: 3-4 km/hr; Brisk:
4-5 km/hr; Fast: 5+ km/hr
Out of consideration for your fellow
hikers, we request that you leave your dogs at home. Free running dogs
on the trails are a source of concern to many hikers and some
landowners. Even leashed dogs may interfere with the enjoyment of
others on the hike.