Did you know that the Bruce Trail is the longest marked hiking trail in Canada?
The Bruce Trail follows the entire stretch of the Niagara Escarpment from Niagara Falls to Tobermory. It is considered the oldest and longest marked hiking trail in Canada. It is 840 km long, with over 440 km of side trails.
The only marked trail longer in this massive country is the Trans Canada Trail geared more for walking, which stretches a monumental 28,000 km from coast-to-coast.
Hiking The Bruce Trail
It takes about 6 weeks to hike the entire Bruce Trail but it is more commonly done in 20 km sections, which can be hiked in 45 single day trips.
Using people do it in groups through the Bruce Trail Conservancy, which is a non-profit that supports conservation and hiking on Canada’s oldest and longest footpath.
The Bruce Trail Conservancy has a number of popular clubs throughout Ontario which you can join to hike in a group and learn more about the fascinating ecology of the UNESCO Niagara Escarpment Biosphere Reserve from experienced naturalists.
Here are my 10 favourite hiking spots along the Bruce Trail:
1. Bruce Peninsula (map)
2. Lions Head (map)
3. Short Hills (map)
4. Kerncliff Park (map)
5. Dundas Valley (map)
6. Mount Nemo (map)
7. Rattlesnake Point (map)
8. Pretty River (map)
9. Hockley Valley (map)
10. Terra Cotta (map)
If you’re curious about more spots to hike along the Bruce Trail, here is a massive list of all the best hiking spots along the Bruce Trail from Niagara Falls to Tobermory.