Dufferin Hi-Land Bruce Trail Club Badges
HOW TO EARN DUFFERIN HI-LAND BRUCE TRAIL CLUB BADGES
Below is a listing of the Dufferin Hi-Land Bruce Trail Club Badges
NOTE: Hike Leaders are asked to please provide names of hikers who receive the badges for all directed badge hikes.
Please keep a log of your hikes and submit the log along with your name, your Membership number if you have one, your email address and/or phone number to email@example.com.
Members pay $10 per badge and the cost per badge is $15 for Non-Members.
If paying by cheque, make your cheque payable to the Dufferin Hi-Land Bruce Trail Club
Mail Bruce Trail Club Badges Requests to:
Madge the Badge Lady
Dufferin Hi-Land Bruce Trail Club
P.O. Box 698
Alliston, ON. L9R 1V9
New Adventure Series: Are you 15 years of age or under and looking for a challenge? Why not combine your love of exploring the outdoors with an opportunity to learn more about the natural environment by earning one of the following two new badges? These badges are iron on.
Know before you go! Not sure where to begin? Check out https://brucetrail.org/pages/explore-the-trail/know-before-you-go which provides information on Rules for Trail Use, how to read a blaze, trail safety, what to pack and more.
Become a Bruce Trail Conservancy Citizen Science Volunteer using the iNaturalist App. Using the free powerful online tool iNaturalist, collect data and upload species observations along the trail at https://inaturalist.ca/projects/bruce-trail-conservancy You’ll find the following article very helpful and interesting https://www.inthehills.ca/2021/09/calling-all-citizen-scientists/
Explorer’s Badge: To earn this explorer badge, you will need to complete 2 hikes in each of the 4 seasons.
All 8 hikes must be done in a 12-month period for a total of 30km. Share flora/fauna/fungi photos on Facebook or Instagram and tag @DufferinHiLandBruceTrailClub
Adventurer’s Badge: To earn this adventure badge, you need to complete 2 hikes in each of the 4 seasons.
All 8 hikes must be done in a 12-month period for a total of 60km. Share flora/fauna/fungi photos on Facebook or Instagram and tag @DufferinHiLandBruceTrailClub
Suggested Hiking Routes for the Adventure Series Badges for Youth under 15
SOUTH OUTLIER LOOP 3.9km
Park in the Mono Community Centre parking lot and take the Laidlaw Side Trail east, cross Mono Centre Road and enter Mono Cliffs Park. When you come to the junction of the Main Trail, go right. When you get to the South Outlier Side Trail, go left and follow this loop trail for 3.5km to where it rejoins the Main Trail. Go right and retrace your steps back to Mono Community Centre.
MONO CLIFFS PARK LOOP 8.8km
Enter Mono Cliffs Park (same start as the South Outlier Loop) Take the Walter Tovell Side Trail 4km, turn left at the Lookout Side Trail and then left when you meet the Main Trail. Follow the Main Trail back to where it meets the Walter Tovell Side Trail and then walk back to the Mono Community Centre.
SPLITROCK LOOP 3.8km
Park at the BTC parking corral on 2nd line east in Mono 1.2km north of 25 Side road. Follow the Splitrock Side Trail to its end at the 2nd junction of the Ralph Tremills Side Trail and take this Side Trail until it ends. Turn left and on the way back to the corral, walk the Narrow Side Trail.
PRIMROSE LOOP 3.3km
Park on County Road 19, 800 metres north of the bridge over the Boyne River. Take the Primrose Loop Side Trail west to the top of the hill, follow this loop in either direction then retrace your steps.
BOYNE VALLEY LOOP 6.4km
Park in the lot at the end of Centre Road south of 5 Side road. Walk south to the Main Trail and take this in either direction to the Boyne Valley Side Trail and follow this Side Trail back to the Main Trail to form a loop. Along the way take the Murphy’s Side Trail to the lookout.
BOYNE VALLEY SCHOOL TRAIL 2.7km
Park on 1st Line 200 metres north of the Boyne Valley School sign. Take the Main Trail to the east to the Mulmur Lookout Side Trail. Take this trail to its end, turn around and retrace your steps.
OLIVER CREEK LOOP 6.4km
Park at the BTC lot on 2nd Line 300 metres south of 10 Side road. Walk east on the Main Trail 3.7km to the 2nd junction with the Oliver Creek Side Trail. Take this trail west and then north back to the Main Trail and go left. At the junction of the Moss Haven Side Trail go left on this Side Trail back to the Main Trail. Go left on the Main Trail back to the parking lot.
ROCKHILL LOOP 2.1km
Park at the BTC parking lot on 1st Line 300 metres south of 10 Side road. Walk north 100 metres along 1st Line and take the Main Trail on your left. 100 metres in, at the junction of the Rock Hill Park Side Trail, go right and follow this trail to the end. Go left (south) on the Main Trail, walk the David Hahn Side Trail loop and then go right on the Main Trail back to 1st Line.
CENTRE ROAD 4.4km
Park on Centre Road 1.2km north of 10 Side road near where it deviates from the straight line. Walk on this road northwest to the bottom of the hill, turn around and retrace your steps.
KILGORIE LOOP 3.6km
Park on Centre Road south of River Road. Walk west on River Road and follow the Main Trail up to and then past the Bell Lookout to the Kilgorie Side Trail and follow this trail back to River Road.
BLACK BANK (difficult) 4.6km
Park on Centre Road south of County Rd 21 at the north Main Trail trailhead. Take the Main Trail east to County Rd 21, and turn around and retrace your steps
White Trillium Badge:
The White Trillium Badge is awarded to participants in the Dufferin Hi-Land One Day End-to-End Hike who complete the full distance (56.3 km). This organized event is held in odd-numbered years. The date and registration information for this event will be published in the Dufferin Hi-Land Views newsletter, on the Challenge Hikes page (link) of the Dufferin Hi-Land website and in the Blazes section of the Bruce Trail Magazine when available and by member e-blast.
Red Trillium Badge: The Red Trillium Badge is awarded to those hikers who participate in the Dufferin Hi-Land Two Day End-to-End Hike and complete the full distance (56.3 km). This organized event is held each year. The date and registration information for this event will be published in the Dufferin Hi-Land Views newsletter, on the Challenge Hikes page (link) of the Dufferin Hi-Land website and in the Blazes section of the Bruce Trail Magazine when available and by member e-blast.
Pink Rose Badge:
The Pink Rose Badge is awarded to those hikers who complete the Dufferin Hi-Land section (56.3 km) either through a series of hikes organized by Dufferin Hi-Land or other Bruce Trail Clubs or through their own series of self-scheduled hikes.
Winter End-to-End Badge:
The Winter End-to-End Badge is awarded to those hikers who complete a series of 4 organized snowshoe (or, some years, icers) hikes – two daytime and two moonlight. The Hike Leaders will provide the Winter Badge to those who complete the four hikes. The cost is $10 per badge for Members and $15 for Non-members. The dates and full information for these events will be published in the Dufferin Hi-Land Views newsletter, by member e-blast, on the General Hikes page (link) of the Dufferin Hi-Land website and in the Blazes section of the Bruce Trail Magazine when available. Pre-registration is required.
NOTE: These 4 hikes are not technically a full End-to-End of the Dufferin Hi-Land section and do not qualify as completion of the section for purposes of qualifying for other Dufferin Hi-Land or Bruce Trail Conservancy badges.
Side Trail Badge: The Side Trail Badge is awarded to those hikers who complete all of the blue-blazed Side Trails of the Dufferin Hi-Land section, either by participating in an organized series of Side Trail hikes (see General Hike listings for currently available series, beginning in April 2017) or by arranging one’s own hikes and submitting a log to document completion of all Side Trails. The cost of the badge is $10 per badge for Members and $15 for Non-members, payable in cash to the hike leader, if participating in an organized hike.
Full details, including suggested hikes to meet the badge requirements are found on the Side Trails Badge page under the Hike menu.
25k Challenge Badge: Can you conquer all the Boyne Valley Hills in one loop hike? This hike was offered for the first time in 2021 with this colourful new badge to earn for your sore feet and quads! Come and experience the beauty of the Dufferin Hi-Land section, earn this brand new beautiful badge and experience the best of Dufferin County hospitality at our checkpoints.
Young Hiker Badge:
Dufferin Hi-land Bruce Trail Club is now offering a free Young Hiker Badge! To earn your badge, you must be 13 years of age or younger and complete one or more hikes on the Dufferin Hi-land section that is a minimum of 3 km long, or that takes at least one hour. You can hike with your family or other adults as appropriate in keeping with current Covid restrictions, and once the restrictions are lifted, you’ll be able to hike as part of DHBTC organized hikes or with family/school/clubs.
To earn your free Young Hiker Badge, just send us:
- your Hike Log – the date, the distance or duration, and where you hiked,
- an email address and/or phone number where we can reach you, an adult member of your family, or the adult that you hiked with,
- your Bruce Trail membership number if a member of your family or the adult you hiked with has one,
- a stamped, self-addressed envelope to: Dufferin Hi-Land Bruce Trail Club, P.O. Box 698, Alliston ON, L9R 1V9 so we can send you the badge.
Help us celebrate our new Young Hiker Badge program and take a photo during your hike (selfie or scenery — get creative!) then share it to Instagram or Facebook with the hashtag #YoungHikerBadge and don’t forget to tag us (@DufferinHiLand on Instagram or @DufferinHiLandBruceTrailClub on Facebook)
Have any other ideas for Bruce Trail Club Badges? We would love to hear about them.