Special Events & Challenge Hikes
All hikers are welcome to join our Special Events & Challenge Hikes. If you are not already a Bruce Trail Conservancy (BTC) member, we encourage you to consider becoming a member. Your membership would support the GOAL of the BTC set forth 50 years ago: A corridor of protected land along the Niagara Escarpment and the PLAN set forth at that time: Build a footpath to show the public the need for Escarpment protection.
Saturday, June 23, 2018: Dufferin E2E, Hike 1 of 4: From km 0.0 to km 15.2 – Pre-Registration Required
Dufferin Hi-Land Section, Maps 19 & 20 (Edition 29). Car shuttle hike. No dropouts. Pace: Medium; Terrain: Moderate with some hills; Distance: 15.2 km. Well-mannered dogs welcome. This hike will take us through the majestic Mono Cliffs Provincial Park. We will see McCarston Lake and will have a superb view from the Mono Cliffs.
Saturday, July 7, 2018: Dufferin E2E, Hike 2 of 4: From km 15.2 to km 29.4 – Pre-Registration Required
Dufferin Hi-Land Section, Map 20 (Edition 29). Car shuttle hike. No dropouts. Pace: Medium; Terrain: Strenuous with many hills; Distance: 14.2 km. Well-mannered dogs welcome. This hike will take us through the Boyne Valley. We will be treated to a spectacular view at Murphy’s Pinnacle along with enjoying the amazing topography of this section.
Saturday, July 21, 2018: Dufferin E2E, Hike 3 of 4: From km 29.4 to km 41.7 – Pre-Registration Required
Dufferin Hi-Land Section, Maps 20 & 21 (Edition 29). Car shuttle hike. No dropouts. Pace: Medium; Terrain: Moderate with some hills; Distance: 12.3 km. Well-mannered dogs welcome. On this hike, you will experience one of many amazing parts of the Dufferin Hi-Lands section – Rock Hill Park. It is rumoured that gold is hidden in these crevices! From Rock Hill Park, we will hike through Kilgorie.
Saturday, August 11, 2018: Dufferin E2E, Hke 4 of 4: From km 41.7 to km 56.3 – Pre-Registration Required
Dufferin Hi-Land Section, Map 21 (Edition 29). Car shuttle hike. No dropouts. Pace: Medium; Terrain Moderate with some hills; Distance: 14.6 km. At the Land Owner’s request, dogs are not permitted on this section. This hike will take us through farmers fields and meadowlands, along with experiencing the magnificent Black Bank Creek.
Note: Event has been cancelled
This is a wonderful Special Event in Mulmur. Following a very successful inaugural event last year, the second annual Take a Hike for Headwaters is returning! Taking place on Saturday, June 2, 2018, this outdoor family suitable event provides participants with the choice of three richly rewarding routes along the beautiful and rolling trails of the Dufferin-Hi-land section of the Bruce Trail – The Challenge (approx. 3 hours) designed for the seasoned hiker, The Intermediate (approx. 2 hours) and The Family (approx. 1 hour) – and incorporates sections of spectacular private land opened up for this annual fundraising event.
The goal of this special event, Take a Hike for Headwaters, is to raise funds to purchase vital medical equipment for Headwaters Health Care Centre, the hospital serving the residents of the Dufferin-Caledon region.
Understanding that Headwaters Emergency Services are the ones depended on for full-time residents, week-enders and visitors to the area, the event organizers have chosen to focus their efforts on raising money specifically for the betterment of the HHCC Emergency Department.
“Although we work to get the message out, the general public doesn’t realize that the government does not provide funding to hospitals for medical equipment,” explains the Foundation’s Annual Giving Manager, Nicole Hand. “These annual purchases are made through the donations of generous people in our community, which in part come from events just like this one.”
Challenge hike starts will be staggered on the hour beginning at 8:30am for the longest route, 9:30am for the middle distance, and 10:30am for the family hike with participants expected to return to the start for lunch by approximately 11:30 am. Each hike route will have an experienced leader and sweep to ensure safety for all. Hikes will go rain or shine and we ask our guests to note that although this is a family friendly event, this hike is not appropriate for pets.
Volunteers with water and snacks will be stationed at pre-determined check points along the routes.
The registration fee is $50 for adults (18 years +), $25 for youth (5-17 years old), and children under 5 are free with an adult. Participants are strongly encouraged to collect pledges. Registered hikers will be provided with a link to their own personal fundraising page to share with family and friends.
Hikers will be treated to “fuel-up” snacks, prizes and a post-hike lunch at the start/finish location, Lyric Pond (Mulmur). Maps will be provided to all hikers on the day of this challenge hike event.
For more details and to register for this special event, visit www.hhcfoundation.com/events or contact Headwaters Health Care Foundation at 519.941.2702, ext. 2303.
Dufferin Hi-Lands 20K Challenge: Saturday June 23rd,
Note: This event is sold out.
We’ve packed as many hills in to 20 k as is possible in southern Ontario. Come out and give them a try. Meet at 7:30 a.m. at km 29.4 Dufferin Hi-Lands. Cost $15, includes checkpoints and badge.