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The Bruce Trail

Backpack Camping Trip

Interested in thru-hiking, but want to test it out first?  This is a perfect opportunity to see what it’s like!  Hike two sections of The Bruce Trail located in Ontario territory of Canada. The Bruce Trail, Canada's oldest and longest marked footpath, provides the only continuous public access to the magnificent Niagara Escarpment, a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. Running along the Escarpment from Niagara to Tobermory, it spans more than 890 km of main Trail and over 400 km of associated side trails.

We will be hiking and camping through the Caledon Hills and Dufferin Hi-Lands sections, approximately 125km divided equally over five days, four nights.  Participants should have some backpack camping experience!

Fly into Toronto by Saturday, June 16, where Teresa will pick you up and take you to a hotel near the Caledon Hills trailhead.  Sunday morning we start our hike!  Each day ends on Bruce Trail Conservatory land where we will camp free using Leave No Trace camping.  At the end of the 5th day we will have transportation to return you to the same hotel or back into Toronto.

Here is a link to YouTube videos of those areas (3 parts for Caledon, two parts for Dufferin) https://youtu.be/A76lWGiAD1A

 

If anyone wants to extend their stay before/after in Toronto or the surrounding areas including continuing on the trail, Teresa can help with planning.  Keep in mind Niagara Falls is only 1 ½ hour away from Toronto!

Payment details:  Participant is responsible for arranging and paying airfare.  Teresa will reserve a hotel room for night before and after hike with participant providing payment upon check-in (approx. $60-$80/pp/night shared room).  Cost of transportation to/from trailhead dependent on taxi or Uber rates.  Will be shared between participants.

 

BRING:

Tent with sleep system

Hiking shoes or boots

Sunglasses and sunscreen

Mosquito/Black Fly repellent

Hat with mosquito net

Food for 5 days

Camping stove and fuel

Water filtration/treatment system

2-3 liter bottles

Event: The Bruce Trail Backpack Camping Trip Event Cost: Free
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Members: 2 Max Attendance: 6
Guests: 0 Spots Available: 4
Total Attendance: 2    
Overnight: No Kid Friendly: No
Skill Level: Moderate Dog Friendly: No

CHECKLIST - Gear Details and Rules
Tent
Sleeping Bag
Hiking Boots
Sunglasses
Sunscreen
Water
1/2 to 1 quart per hour required
Other
Mosquito repellent
 
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