HOW TO EARN DUFFERIN HI-LAND BRUCE TRAIL CLUB BADGES
Here is a listing of all our Bruce Trail Club Badges
NOTE: Hike Leaders are asked to please provide names of hikers who receive the badges for all directed badge hikes.
1) 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.
2) 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.
3) 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. Please keep a log of your hikes and submit the log with $5 per badge requested (cheques payable to the Dufferin Hi-Land Bruce Trail Club), your email address and/or phone number, Bruce Trail Membership Number if you have one, and a stamped, self-addressed envelope to:
Bruce Trail Club Badges Requests
Dufferin Hi-Land Bruce Trail Club
P.O. Box 698
4) 25k Challenge Badge:
Can you conquer all the Boyne Valley Hills in one loop hike? This hike is being offered for the first time in 2020 with a 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.
5) 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 $5.00 per badge. The dates and full information for these events will be published in the Dufferin Hi-Land Views newsletter, 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 not 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.
6) 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 $5.00 per badge, payable in cash to the hike leader, if participating in an organized hike, by cheque payable to Dufferin Hi-Land Bruce Trail Club, if submitting a log of your own hikes. Please send your log, email address, Bruce Trail membership number, if you have one, and a stamped self-addressed envelope to:
Dufferin Hi-Land Bruce Trail Club.
P.O. Box 698
Full details, including suggested hikes to meet the badge requirements are found on the Side Trails Badge page under the Hike menu.
We welcome all hikers to join our scheduled hikes and special events, however if you are not already a member of the Bruce Trail Conservancy (BTC), 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.
Have any other ideas for Bruce Trail Club Badges? We would love to hear about them.