Check the BTC for most up to date closures. As of this date, these are the most recent updates we have.

Trail Changes and Notices

Map 24 – Blue Mountains – Scenic Cave Road Reroute 

Date Effective: March 25, 2024 | Map 24, Edition 31

A portion of the Bruce Trail has been rerouted onto Scenic Caves Road, for a 180 m stretch, to avoid long-term construction happening on the property where the Trail had been.

Map 23 – Blue Mountains – Pretty River Access Side Trail

Date Effective: Dec. 4, 2023 | Map 23, Edition 31

A new 510 metre side trail has been established linking the parking area found on Pretty River Road to the main Bruce Trail within the Provincial Park.

Be aware, this access trail intersects with a snowmobile trail. Use caution crossing this intersection during the winter months.

Map 24 – Blue Mountains – Annual and Temporary Closures, Scenic Caves Area

Date Effective: Nov. 1, 2023 | Map 24, Edition 31

The main Bruce Trail between 12th Sideroad and 15th Sideroad, is closed annually November 1- May 1, at the request of the landowners.

Additionally, the Mission Road Side Trail was closed in September 2022 until further notice and cannot be used as an alternate route.

The detour around this closure is via 12th Sideroad, Third Line and 15th Sideroad. This alternate route is NOT blazed and is approximately 4.2 km.

Map 23 – Blue Mountains Pretty River – Pretty River Access Trail

Date Effective: July 28, 2023 | Map 23, Edition 30

At the request of the landowner, the Pretty River Access Trail has been decommissioned as illustrated within the map above. Additionally, the two denoted parking areas are no longer part of the Bruce Trail’s recommended parking locations.

Map 23 – Blue Mountains – Fern Crevice Reroute

Date Effective: June 30, 2023 | Map 23, Edition 30

As per the map image, a new 1.2 km trail configuration has taken place on BTC Preserved Land.

Map 22 – Blue Mountains – Reroute, Devils Glen

Date Effective: Nov. 20, 2022 | Map 22, Edition 30

At the request of the landowner, a 2.7 km portion of the main Bruce Trail at Devil’s Glen Country Club has been permanently closed while a new 530-metre route has been established.

Map 22 – Blue Mountains – Balsam Wetlands

Date Effective: Nov. 4, 2022 | Map 22, Edition 30

The Bruce Trail through the BTC’s Balsam Wetlands Nature Reserve has been slightly realigned to accommodate the neighbouring Highlands Nordic cross-country ski trail coming onto the BTC property from the east (see map for reference).

Winter users, please:

  • Follow the Bruce Trail blazes (trail markers) at all times.
  • Use caution in the two locations where the Bruce Trail crosses the ski trail and give skiers the right of way.
  • Do not walk or snowshoe on the groomed ski trail, under any circumstances.

The use of the groomed trails for skiing requires a pass from Highlands Nordic (

Map 22 – Blue Mountains – Reroute – Duntroon

May 3, 2022

Map 22, Edition 30
May. 2 2022

Opening Date: Monday May 2nd

The main Bruce Trail has been routed off Conc 10 South Nottawasaga through a recently acquired BTC Nature Reserve. The new trail configuration is illustrated within the map above.

New Bruce Trail = 5.3 km

Walker Aggregates Side Trail = 700 m

Franks Lime Kiln Side Trail = 190 m