Trail Information for the Blue Mountains Section


Last update 2021-03-13



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.



Blue Mountains Bruce Trail Changes & Notices


Map 21 - Blue Mountains - Bridge Closure - Noisy River Provincial Nature Reserve

Map 21, Edition 30 : Dec. 12 2020

The bridge that spans the Noisy River within the Noisy River Provincial Nature Reserve is closed for repairs until further notice. 

The trail located on either side of the river remains open to hikers. 

No alternate route is proposed at this time.

Please do not attempt to cross the river. 

Noisy River Bridge Closed


Map 22 - Blue Mountains - Duntroon Annual Trail Reroute

Map 22, Edition 30 : Nov. 1 2020

By request of the landowner, the main Bruce Trail illustrated on the map above is closed between Nov 1 through to May 1. 

Hikers are asked to use the Highlands Side Trail as the seasonal thoroughfare. 

Please respect the landowners wishes.

Annual Trail Reroute

Map 24 - Blue Mountains - Mission Road Side Trail Annual Trail Reroute

Map 24, Edition 30 : Nov. 1 2020

CLOSURE 1:

By request of the landowner, the main Bruce Trail from 12th Sideroad north to County Road 119 will be annually closed. The duration of the closure is from November 1 through to May 1.

CLOSURE 2:

By request of the landowner, the northern portion of the Mission Road Side Trail will be annually closed and rerouted to avoid an outdoor ice skating trail. The duration of the closure is from December 1 through to May 1. As a result, Scenic Caves Road will act as the winter thoroughfare.

Annually Closed Trail = 640 metres
Winter Thoroughfare = 400 metres

Please respect the landowners wishes. 

Annual Trail Reroute

Map 22 - Blue Mountains - Duntroon Reroute and New Side Trails

The Bruce Trail has been rerouted off Concession 10 South Nottawasaga near Duntroon.

As a result, three new side trails have been created. The former route of the main Trail has become Highlands Side Trail. The former Duntroon View Side Trail has become a combination of the main Trail, and the newly named Lime Kiln Access Side Trail and Walker Aggregates Side Trail.

This new reroute permits approx 2.5 km of off-road hiking through mixed forest and open fields, with scenic lookouts of Nottawasaga Bay. It also provides a short stretch of trail running adjacent to the Duntroon Quarry.


ANNUAL CLOSURE:

The main Trail from 21/22 Side Road Nottawasaga to the junction with Walker Aggregates Side Trail is closed annually Nov. 1 to May 1 at landowner request.

During the closure, hikers are asked to use the Highlands Side Trail.

Trail Reroute

Map 23 - Blue Mountains - Pretty River Provincial Park Reroute

A portion of the main Bruce Trail has been rerouted within Pretty River Valley Provincial Park.

Decommissioned trail = 220 metres
New main Trail = 230 metres

Trail Reroute

Map 22 - Blue Mountains - Small reroute at Devil's Glen

What began as a temporary reroute (Jan. 10, 2020) to allow for winter glade skiing activities at Devil's Glen Country Club has become the permanent new route for the main Bruce Trail.

Decommissioned Route: 300 metres
New main Trail: 330 metres

Trail Reroute