The Bruce Trail is a footpath that threads its way, from Queenston Heights in the south of Ontario to Tobermory, at the tip of the Bruce Peninsula to the north, along the Niagara Escarpment affording the user a variety of special interest side trails and spectacular scenery and outlooks. Users are advised to obtain a trail guide from The Bruce Trail Conservancy before venturing out.

Trail users are guided along the trail by white blazes as they hike, snowshoe, watch wildlife, take photographs and admire the beautiful scenery along the Niagara Escarpment.

The Bruce Trail Conservancy is a non-profit organization dedicated to the development and maintenance of over 800 km of main trails and over 400 km of side trails of the Bruce Trail along the Niagara Escarpment.

The Bruce Trail is divided into 9 sections, with each section maintained by its own Bruce Trail Club. From South to North the sections and clubs are:

Niagara Club,

Iroquoia Club

Toronto Club

Caledon Hills Club,

Dufferin Hi-Land Club

Blue Mountains Club

Beaver Valley Club

Sydenham Club

Peninsula Club .

More specific trail information can be obtained by accessing the web sites maintained by each club and purchasing a guide book from the Bruce Trail Conservancy,

The Bruce Trail Conservancy can be contacted at PO Box 857, Hamilton, ON L8N 3N9 or visit their website at

We would also direct you to read our DISCLAIMER and our TRAIL USERS CODE.

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BRUCE TRAIL characteristics

Length: 840 km
Difficulty: Difficult (Trail classifications)
Trail surface: Boardwalks, Natural, and Rock
Trail use: Hiking and Snowshoeing
Accessibility Notes: Not wheelchair accessible
Fees: None reported

Flora & Fauna:

Not yet reported.

Attractions: Boardwalks, caves, lookouts, waterfalls.


Find it: BTC Head Office located at

GPS Coordinates (main trailhead):
Latitude: 43.2677230
Longitude: -79.9743360