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The Bruce Trail is a 890km/553mi trail in Ontario that extends from the Niagara River in Queenston to the tip of Tobermory. The trail is subdivided in to 9 separate sections, and each section is maintained by a subsidiary club of the Bruce Trail Conservancy.

The Bruce Trail Map

We did about 2.5km of this trail and made it as far as the old military radar tower. Beautiful scenery and trail was not difficult at all. Our kids came with us and enjoyed it as well. We plan to see more of the trail soon.

Great hike - lots to see and moderately challenging.

Very scenic in places but a lot of road work to complete the full Caledon section.

Great hiking trail through forest and a good workout!

great run on this trail. I farted a lot during today's run.....kept the bears away !

The BTA does a great job of maintaining the trail. There are some lengthy sections without access to water so plan ahead if the weather is warm. I did only camping so it made for a couple of long days to reach the next campground. Started in Wharton then to Cape Croker to McKays Harbour to Reed's Dump to Mountain Trout Camp to Cypress Lake and finished off to Tobermory. Actual terminus of Bruce Trail another few meters past the GPS coordinates of this map but otherwise accurate when we hiked it.

6 months ago

its great

Great hike.

So much to explore on this leg of the Bruce Trail, caves, old military radar tower, old kilns from the 1800’s...

Nice multi species treed trail, lots crossing creeks and brooks, varied elevations, mini water falls, spectacular views of lake Ontario, Trillium flowers, great trail for warmer weather, well shaded.

Really beautiful, no waterfalls but great hike

Great scenic views and lots to do around town

Friday, October 20, 2017

I've completed the trail from Queenstown to Short Hills Provincial Park thus far. Overall the trail is awesome and provides some challenging sections. Yes there is some urban walking (St. Catharines, etc) but it's worth enduring those stretches to get back into the woods. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking to get into hiking.

The Bruce Trail path changes and the AllTrails map may not be completely accurate. As long as you follow the proper Bruce Trail blazes (white for main trail and blue for side trails) you will be fine. It's supposed to be an adventure after-all!

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Monday, August 07, 2017

Weekend will see a lot of people, but good cardio workout for short afternoon jaunt and some nice wiews of rapids. unfortunately people do not pack out their trash.

trail running
Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Great trail, but the map is not accurate, several straight lines indicate the route recording was off then,

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Great hike.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

it was nice but from where I started we didn't see much we were up on a higher platform and there was houses below us, didn't give a nature feel, it was a nice hike but didn't see much

mountain biking
Wednesday, October 12, 2016

After taking the kids to Waterdown to do some trail riding i was disappointed to find out that there are no Bikes allowed on the Bruce Trail. There is a sign at the trailhead, yet this site has it tagged as a great mountain biking destination.

Lovely wooded walk with parts along a river.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Disclaimer: I live on the west coast and am spoiled. Lots of remote, wild hiking basically on my doorstep.

This is more of a greenway walk than a hike. You're never out of earshot of the din of urban living, be it the Parkway or the golf course. Garbage abounds. Dogs. Bikes. The "waterfalls" are more like ephemeral streams falling over a ledge. In the mid-July heat, they are a closer relative to Chinese water torture than Niagara.

All that to say, it's a decent walk.

Friday, July 01, 2016


Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Lots of great views

Thursday, June 23, 2016

This trail is actually 900 kilometres in length. It starts in Queenston Ontario and runs to Tobermory Ontario in the North. It follows the Niagara Escarpment with numerous elevation changes. Excellent hike.


off road driving
Saturday, March 19, 2016

Was ok.
Better to drive the trail cuz I'm lazy

trail running
Thursday, August 13, 2015

Went from Queenston to woodend conservation area 8 miles(13km). Enjoyed every mile.

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