Hiking The Bruce Trail

The MOST popular hiking trail in Ontario.

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Southwest of Toronto near Hamilton, the 1,200 hectare Dundas Valley Conservation Area has a 40 km section of the Bruce Trail. It is located along the Niagra Escarpment through rolling deciduous forests past several waterfalls. The Bruce Trail is over 500 miles long running from Queenston to Tobermony and has 125 miles of side trails.

To reach the hiking trailhead from Dundas, follow Route 403 to Main Street in Hamilton. Continue east on Main Street to Osler Drive. Follow Osler to Governors Road and head east to the DVCA entrance.

Overall, Bruce Trail is the 1st most popular hiking trail of all 21 hikes in Ontario. Several of the better hiking trails are nearby Bruce Trail including Etobicoke Creek Trails, Durham Forest, Ganaraska Forest and Dundas Valley Conservation Area.


Local Contact(s):  Bruce Trail Org (800) 665-4453; Dundas Valley (905) 627-1233; Ontario Visitors Bureau (800) ONTARIO; Canadian Explorer Guides (888) 238-8000.

Best Season:  May - Oct

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  Marigold Intl Travelers Hostel, Toronto (416) 536-8824

Luxury Loding:  Langdon Hall (800) 268-1898

Reference Source:  click here http://brucetrail.org/

GPS:  43.252, -79.975

Date Published:  1/2/2016

Date Updated:  8/6/2016

ID:  6711


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