Rainbow Hike – Burnt Loop Side Trail

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09/16/2023 13:00 PM

Rainbow Hike - Burnt Loop Side Trail

  • PaceTypes ,Leisurely,Medium
  • TerrainTypes ,Easy,Moderate
  • PaidOuting No
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Hosting Club: Peninsula

Location (Google Maps): 120 Chi sin tib dek Rd, Tobermory, ON N0H 2R0 Meet at the building entrance of the Bruce Peninsula National Park Visitor’s Centre. (Bruce Trail Reference Guide 30th Edition – Map 42)

Hike Leader(s): Marg Glendon Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

Pace: Leisurely, Medium
Terrain: Easy, Moderate
Distance: ~2 KM with an optional 3 1/2 KM for interested hikers


All PBTC hikes welcome 2S-LGBTQQIAP+ participants and community allies. This hike is planned by Grey Bruce Pride and PBTC.

Join us for a hike on the Burnt Loop Side Trail at Bruce Peninsula National Park in Tobermory.  This hike is on flat terrain and is an accessible trail to the first lookout. A PBTC hike leader and a Grey Bruce Pride member will guide everyone to the first lookout. Those interested in returning to explore the Visitor’s Centre may retrace their steps. If any group participants are interested in a moderate hike of the rest of the Burnt Loop Side Trail, a PBTC hike leader will guide the remaining participants along this pretty hiking trail. The trail here is unpredictable with uneven terrain over rocky and rooty sections. The waterview lookouts highlight Flowerpot Island, Middle Island and Bears Rump Island. This moderately paced hike (~3 ½ km) will allow us to meet the rest of the group at the Visitor’s Centre within 1 ½ - 2 hours. You will have time to take photos and enjoy the views at the three lookouts along the way. There are picnic tables at the Park and in the village of Tobermory,  if you wish to picnic before returning home. All hike participants receive a BTC Pride Badge!

Parking:  Parking is available at the Visitors Centre.  Arrive early to purchase your Bruce Peninsula National Park admission fee and parking pass at the Visitor’s Centre. If you have a National Parks Discovery Pass already, your admission and parking is included in this pass.

What to bring: Wear a hat and long sleeved/legged pants. Bring a light back pack with snacks and water. Hiking poles are not essential, but would be helpful.