Hiking the Bruce Trail in Hamilton!
After a long winter, are you ready to get outside and explore? The local Iroquoia section of the Bruce Trail offers the perfect opportunity with 122.5 km of the Bruce Trail plus numerous side trail hikes.
The local Iroquoia Bruce Trail Club hosts a variety of guided hikes, from a modest walk to an “end to end” challenge! The Iroquoia trail runs from 40 Mile Creek in Grimsby, through Hamilton, and northward to Kelso Conservation Area!
You’re Invited to Join the Guided Hikes!
It’s easy to get started! Check the Iroquoia Bruce Trail Club website for the calendar of guided hikes.
Each hike lists a club member guide (name/contact info) hike length, difficulty, terrain type, pace, tips on what you’ll see and what to bring.
You don’t have to be a member to join a hike, just sign up and show up!
Benefits and Badges!
Being out on the beautiful Bruce Trail and getting exercise are clear benefits! The Iroquoia Club volunteers welcome newcomers and are enthusiastic hikers! You’ll learn about plants and animals from member guides with inspiring “trail” names like “the hiking grandma”, “walk2tobermory”, or “bluebird6!”
Adults and kids can challenge themselves and earn badges! There are seasonal junior hiker challenges, and a winter Snowshoe Challenge. The two weekends after Thanksgiving host the Iroquoia end-to-end challenge for adults–four days and four hikes averaging 30 km/hike.
The Bruce Trail Conservancy!
You may decide to become a member. The mission of the Conservancy is to acquire and maintain a permanent conservation corridor along the Trail. According to the Conservancy 52% of the land along the Trail today is vulnerable to development. Member support, donations, foundations and government funding all go toward establishing permanent conservation.
Bruce Conservancy membership is $50/year. Member benefits include a full tax receipt, discounts at retail partners and some conservancy areas. The phone for the Bruce Trail Conservancy main office is 905-529-6821.