- HikeType Steeltown Stomp
- PaceTypes ,Brisk - 4 to 5 km/hr,Fast - 5+ km/hr
- TerrainTypes Strenuous - Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing
- PaidOuting Yes
Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: Steeltown Stomp
Location (Google Maps): Mohawk 4 Ice Centre, 710 Mountain Brow Blvd, Hamilton, ON. Please park at the north end of the parking lot.
Event Coordinator(s): Samar Smith Click here to contact Event Coordinator(s)
Event Start Times: 8:00 AM, 8:15 AM, 8:30 AM, 8:45 AM
Pace: Brisk - 4 to 5 km/hr, Fast - 5+ km/hr
Terrain: Strenuous - Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing
Distance: Hike over 20km and climb up and down approximately 2000 steps
Looking for a distance and strength challenge?
Climb up and down approximately 2,000 steps of the escarpment stairs and hike over 20 kilometres in the Iroquoia Bruce Trail Club’s annual Steeltown Stomp.
This is a self-guided hike along the Bruce Trail, the Escarpment Rail Trail and the Chedoke Radial Trail, and climbing up and down 7 sets of stairs along the Hamilton Escarpment (Uli - 140, Margate - 159, Kimberley - 228, Wentworth - 500, James - 232, Dundurn - 329, Chedoke - 289).
Everyone who completes the route and goes through the two checkpoints will earn the Steeltown Stomp badge.
Please Note: This is an arduous hike because of the stair climbing required. Also, for those that have done the Steeltown Stomp before, note that we have changed the starting point and the direction this year.
Fee: $25 includes checkpoints, badge and helps to support the Bruce Trail Conservancy in its mission to preserve a ribbon of wilderness, for everyone, forever.
Check in: At the registration booth set up at the north end of the parking lot of the Mohawk 4 Ice Centre. We have set up staggered start times to help ensure social distancing - choose 8:00, 8:15, 8:30 or 8:45 when you register and you will start the hike as you are checked in. This is not a race and you will not be timed.
Checkpoints: Start and end at the Mohawk 4 Ice Centre. There is a second turnaround checkpoint at the Chedoke Golf Course.
Route: Follow the yellow blazes...special yellow blazes will be set up to mark the route. In addition, the route has been set up on the AllTrails app - if you have this downloaded on your phone, you can follow the route using the app. Outbound Route … Inbound route
What to bring: Bring your own water and snacks. Wear comfortable sturdy shoes and dress for the weather. Protect yourself from insects and sun. Although water will be available at the public water fountains, you will need to bring your own water bottle.
COVID Safety Precautions: Please note the precautions before, during and after your hike… https://brucetrail.org/pages/explore-the-trail/hike-schedule. We ask that you keep a distance of 6ft from others at the checkpoints. Also, please note that on the Hamilton steps, we recommend using masks in cases where it is difficult to maintain distancing requirements.
Donations: If you are interested in contributing further to the BTC, please click here.
What if it rains? This is a rain or shine event.
What if I need to drop out? As we are in an urban area, there are places to meet a taxi or a ride along the way. This must be arranged by you, the participant. If you have to drop out, please let us know.
How long will it take to finish? We estimate that the hike will take between 4 and 6 hours.
Is my ticket/registration transferable/refundable? No. Please let us know if you cannot make it.
Contact: Samar Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org or 416-662-9192