Welcome to the Blue Mountains Bruce Trail Club

Last update 2021-01-18

Bruce Trail Conservancy Advice for Safe Winter Hiking

Covid-19 Information Updates - Blue Mountains Bruce Trail Club

BMBTC Pauses Organized Hike Schedule

In response to recent changes in the COVID-19 zones of various communities, on November 20, 2020 the Bruce Trail Conservancy has updated guidelines for our organized hiking programme.

Changes to Hiking Program: Group limit of 5 and mask requirement

Group size for hikes with a Bruce Trail Club is limited to 5 people or less, and the wearing of masks on group hikes is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED

At this time, due to these new protocols and the need to keep both leaders and hikers safe, the BMBTC has made the decision to place our organized hike programme on pause.

The BTC will continue to monitor regulations and will adapt protocols accordingly.  As protocols change, the BMBTC will re-assess and make informed decisions in the safety of returning to an organized hike programme.

ALL November and December hikes have been cancelled at this time. 

Thank you for your support and here is hoping we will be hiking together again soon,

- Blue Mountains Bruce Trail Club Hike Coordinator Team

Other Covid-19 Information Updates have been moved to the NEWS tab.

Our Area of the Bruce Trail runs from Lavender to Craigleith.

The terrain changes abruptly as the Bruce Trail enters the area known as the Blue Mountains. Here are Ontario's best-known ski resorts, set among high bluffs interspersed with deep wide valleys. From the Trail, there are excellent views of the rolling countryside and Nottawasaga Bay. Our area has wonderful hiking opportunities year round. Come on out and enjoy them. We hope to see you on our trails. New hikers are always welcome on our outings. Check our Newsletter for times and locations.

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Trail Reroutes and Closures:

Before you hike we urge you to check the BTC website for details regarding trail reroutes and closures. Updates to Edition 30 (August 2020) of the  Bruce Trail Reference - Maps and Trail Guides  are found at  www.brucetrail.org  under Explore the Trail - Trail Changes and Notices    https://brucetrail.org/trail_changes.  The Blue Mountains section is covered by Maps 21-24. Note: users of the Bruce Trail App will find trail reroutes and closures are posted automatically.

Additional local information about Trail Re-Routes in the Blue Mountains section of the Bruce Trail have been moved to the Trail Info tab of this site.

Obituaries - of a few of our fondly missed fellow hikers

Fri. 2020-08-14 - A BMBTC Volunteer Refreshes the Blazes on the Trail

Blaze Refresh 2020/08/14

Thur. 2020-08-13 - Some Interesting Mushrooms from the BMBTC Section

Shaggy Scalecap 2020/08/13 Smoky Polypore 2020/08/13

Wed. 2020-07-01 - Canada Day BMBTC Hikers at Duncan Crevices in the Beaver Valley section

Duncan Crevices 2020/07/01

Thur. 2020-07-23 - Happy Distanced Hikers on the Margaret Paull sidetrail

Happy Distanced Hikers 2020/07/23

Mon. 2020-06-27 - BMBTC's Terry Kimmerly using a chain saw to clear our new trail

Terry Kimmerly Chainsawing 2020/06/22

Sun. 2020-05-17 - Trilliums in Pretty River Provincial Park on the Bruce Trail

Trilliums in Spring 2020/05/17

Wed. 2020-02-26 - BMBTC Hikers at the Loree Forest

Loree Forest Group 2020/02/26

Wed. 2020-02-12 - BMBTC Hikers at Walters Falls

Walters Falls Group 2020/02/26

2019-03-27 Hart's Triple Hell Hike [with 13 +1 Participants]

2019-03-06 Hart's Singhampton Caves Hike

2019-01-26 Hart's Pretty River Valley Hike

2019-01-01 Rosie's New Years Day Hike