Preparing For a Hike
There are many opportunities to join with us on group hikes led by an experienced leader, or you may choose to hike on your own or with friends.
Guidelines for Hikers:
- Check the weather forecast and dress accordingly. Layers are the most practical. Raingear, and sun and insect protection are also essential.
- Waterproof hiking shoes or boots are recommended.
- Trekking poles can be helpful, particularly if you have any problems with your balance. They also take pressure off your knees and may spare them some wear and tear.
- Bring food and water. We recommend two litres of water for regular hikes and three litres for long, challenging hikes in the summer.
- At different times during the year hunters my be nearby and we encourage you to be alert and use extra caution when crossing the trail.
TBTC Organized Hikes
- Members and guests are welcome to participate in scheduled group hikes provided by the Toronto Bruce Trail Club. Just remember you hike at your own risk. The Toronto Bruce Trail Club, the Bruce Trail Conservancy, and all volunteers assume no liability for anyone who attends events posted on this website.
- For TBTC group hikes, always bring your Bruce Trail membership card, ID, and health card. Hike leaders carry basic first aid kits. Remember to carry your rescue inhaler, EpiPen, glucose tablets, or any other emergency medication you may need during the hike. Tell the hike leader, the sweep and/or a friend on the hike where in your pack you stored them. Before each hike you will need to sign a waiver and provide the name and phone number of a person the hike leader should contact in an emergency.
- Stay with the group on TBTC organized hikes. Always stay behind the leader and ahead of the sweep.
- Please follow the hike leader’s instructions. Our hike leaders are volunteers. If you disagree with the hike leader please be respectful.
If you are looking for accommodations along the Toronto Section trail, there are options for motels, B&Bs and Airbnbs.
We suggest you search on your web browser using a location name and type of accommodation you’re seeking.
Understand the Blazes
WHITE blazes mark the main Bruce Trail
BLUE blazes mark side trails
More on The Trail
Toronto Section Side Trail Guide