Notice: Hiking Program & COVID-19

Some Bruce Trail Clubs are restarting their hiking program on July 1st. During this time, hikes are for BTC members only and pre-registration is required. Group size is limited to 10.

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November 24 - November 30
  • 24
    November 24, 2019

    Taste of The Bruce - Crawford Lake

    8:45 AM-11:30 AM

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Crawford Lake Conservation Area
    Hike Leader(s): Bronwen Tregunno Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Leisurely – 3km/hr or less
    Terrain: Dependent on Conditions, Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: ~8 km


    Bruce Trail ranges from fields to rocky slopes.  On this hike we’ll hike over various terrain ranging from difficult rocky wooded trail to gentle slopes over open meadow.  Starting at the lower parking lot at Crawford Lake we’ll take the Bruce Side trail down into the valley then back up a very rocky section of the main trail, following the escarpment to the lookout then continue to follow the Bruce Trail until the junction of the Crawford lake forest trail back to the centre where you can enjoy the Iroquoian village reconstruction.  Trail may be adjusted according to weather.   We will take it slow over the rocky bits and keep to a gentle pace.   Wear good hiking boots to help with grip on rocky trail. Poles recommended to help with balance and when rocks are slippery.  This is a good hike for those wanting to try more difficult sections at a gentle pace.  Bring snacks and water.  There are washrooms available, indoor ones open at 10 am. There is a place to have lunch if you want to stay and enjoy the interpretive section of  the park.  Map 11 in your Bruce Trail Guide.

    Entrance fee for those without a Conservation Halton annual pass. Please note that you get a discount when you purchase an annual pass with your Bruce Trail membership. Its well worth it to support the conservation areas that protect our trail.  Your pass will let a vehicle in without needing to pay for individuals.  We will be arriving before the gate opens so self payment is required along with exact payment without a pass.  Come early to complete payment form as well as registering.   Adults are $7.75, Seniors (65+ yrs) are $6.75. 

    Registration not required but it helps so we know how many are coming. Please contact me for more information Bron or 905-637-7136. Co-leader Melissa Hawrylyshyn    Cancelled in high winds, thunderstorms or very heavy rain/snow.

    To download a map of Crawford Lake Trails go to

  • 25
    November 25, 2019

    Short Hills conservation Area

    10:00 AM-2:30 PM

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Happy Wanderers
    Location (Google Maps): Short Hills Conservation Area, 2899-2915 Wiley Road, Thorold
    Hike Leader(s): Steven White Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 15k km


    Meet to carpool at 9:00 at parking lot east of Hutches on Van Wagners Road.  We will then carpool to Thorold, and park in lot at end of Wiley Road. We will hike Black Walnut side trail and main trail out to Swayze Falls, back to Terrace Creek Falls. Hiking boots, hat, water, snack, lunch. No dogs. Pub or refreshment stop afterwards. or text 289-242-9415

  • 26
    November 26, 2019
    No events
  • 27
    November 27, 2019

    Smokey Hollow to Hwy 6 - in and out

    9:00 AM-1:30 PM

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Hikers R Us
    Location (Google Maps): Smokey Hollow, Waterdown
    Hike Leader(s): Cynthia Archer Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Strenuous – Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing
    Distance: 13k km


    Meet at parking lot on Mill St south of train bridge (Waterdown). Follow main trail through Grindstone Creek to Hwy6 and return. Bring hiking boots, icers, water, snack, lunch.  No dogs. Refreshment or pub stop afterwards or text 416-573-4236

    Good Companions - RBG North Shore Trail

    10:00 AM-12:00 PM

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Good Companions
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at former RBG parking lot on York Road in Dundas. Park on shoulder.
    Hike Leader(s): Linda Robinson Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Easy – Mostly flat and usually good footing
    Distance: 8 km


    We will do a circular loop around the RBG North Shore stopping for a restroom break and snack at the Interpretation Centre. Bring snack and water. Easy hike, some hills. To contact hike leader email:

  • 28
    November 28, 2019

    Oakville lakeshore trails

    9:30 AM-1:00 PM

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Thursday Group
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at Coronation Park Oakville
    Hike Leader(s): Norman Young Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Easy – Mostly flat and usually good footing
    Distance: 10 km


    An in and out hike eastward from Coronation Park to Allan Street along the lake shore

    Bring water, snack etc

    Trees of Ancaster

    10:00 AM-11:30 AM

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Education Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Sammy’s Family Restaurant
    Hike Leader(s): Bronwen Tregunno Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Leisurely – 3km/hr or less
    Terrain: Easy – Mostly flat and usually good footing
    Distance: 3-4 km


    Join us for a leisurely walk through one of Ancaster’s older neighbourhoods, on sidewalks & side streets, bounded on three sides by the Hamilton Golf and Country Club, Wilson Street and Fiddler’s Green Road.  We’ll look at a neighbourhood in transition with a focus on architecture, older trees & talk about Hamilton’s new Urban Forest Strategy.  Lead by area resident Rosemarie Morris and City of Hamilton resources staff. Meet at Sammy’s, 2 Cameron Dr. Ancaster.  Bring snacks & water.  Optional stop at Sammy’s after.  For more information Contact Iroquoia Bruce Trail club hike leader Bron Tregunno 905-637-7136.  Cancelled if storming or high winds.  

  • 29
    November 29, 2019
    No events
  • 30
    November 30, 2019
    No events