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Bruce Trail

The Bruce Trail is the oldest and longest marked hiking trail in Canada. It is 840 km long, with over 440 km of side trails. Every year more than 400,000 visits are made to the Trail as people walk, snowshoe, watch wildlife, take photographs and admire the glorious scenery of the Escarpment.

The Bruce Trail was instrumental in the Escarpment being named a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve by the United Nations in 1990 - one of only twelve such reserves in all of Canada. The Bruce Trail is a member of the Ontario Trails Council through affiliation with Hike Ontario.

In 2009 the Bruce Trail Association changed its name to the Bruce Trail Conservancy which is reflective of the Bruce Trail's mandate to conserve the land on which it resides. Trails-A-Z lists over 100 different trail segments, such as The Bruce Trail - Toronto Section, Caledon,  Beaver Valley, Terra Cotta or Iroquoia (to name just a few),that make up the Bruce Trail.

With over 280 Bruce Trail trailheads, the Bruce Trail is big! You can support the Bruce Trail directly or you may want to purchase something from the Bruce Trail store.


NAME REGION CLOSEST TOWN LENGTH
Boyne Valley Side Trail Loop York, Durham and Hills of Headwaters Violet Hill 5.8 km
Bruce Trail Niagara Canada Niagara Falls 840 km long with 440 km of side trails
Bruce Trail - Terra Cotta Hamilton, Halton and Brant Halton Hills 1.6 km
Bruce Trail Toronto Section Hamilton, Halton and Brant Milton 50 KM
Chris Walker Loop Bruce, Grey, Simcoe Wiarton 1.9 km
Clifftop Side Trail York, Durham and Hills of Headwaters Orangeville 3 km
Devil's Punch Bowl Trail Hamilton, Halton and Brant Stoney Creek 2.2 km
Forks of the Credit and Cataract Falls Trail York, Durham and Hills of Headwaters Caledon 6.2 km
Glen Haffy Trail York, Durham and Hills of Headwaters Orangeville 3.2 km
Philip Gosling Side Trail Hamilton, Halton and Brant Milton 5 km
Hockley Valley and the Tom East Side Trail York, Durham and Hills of Headwaters Mono 4.6 km
Jones Bluff Side Trail Bruce, Grey, Simcoe Wiarton 7.4 km
Kerncliff Park - Ian Reid Side Trail Hamilton, Halton and Brant Burlington 1.4 km
Kilgorie Side Trail Loop York, Durham and Hills of Headwaters Kilgorie 2.7 km
Margaret Paul Side Trail Bruce, Grey, Simcoe Singhampton 3.4 km
Meadow Side Trail York, Durham and Hills of Headwaters Caledon 4 km
Palgrave Trail York, Durham and Hills of Headwaters Palgrave 4 km loop - 16 km of ski trails
Peter Beecham Side Trail Loop York, Durham and Hills of Headwaters Mono 3 km
Ray Lowes Side Trail Hamilton, Halton and Brant Hamilton 4 km
Siegerman Side Trail Loop Bruce, Grey, Simcoe Shelburne 3.1 km
Silver Creek and the Robert Side Trail Hamilton, Halton and Brant Acton 2.9 km
Speyside Trail Hamilton, Halton and Brant Milton 9.5 km
Stairway to Spencer Gorge Trail Hamilton, Halton and Brant Dundas 6 km