Fans of the book and movie Wild, which chronicled Cheryl Strayed’s 1,100-mile hike along the Pacific Crest Trail, don’t have to travel to the U.S. to complete their own epic journey. With some careful planning and organization, the ambitious goal of hiking all 890 km of the Bruce Trail can be achieved. The Bruce Trail Conservancy (BTC) recognizes “End-to-Enders” with an official end-to-end badge.

According to the Niagara Escarpment Biosphere Fund:

“It is possible to complete the Trail in one go, in as little as 30 to 60 days. This requires a good level of physical ability, as it means hiking for around 4 to 8 hours, or an average of between 15 and 30 km, per day. It will also require a lot of advance planning to organize places to stay and meals. Don’t worry though; help is available. The Bruce Trail Conservancy lists a selection of inns, B&Bs and other accommodations, as well as a list of over 40 campsites, along the various sections of the Trail. Detailed PDF maps are also available for purchase at the BTC online store. Planning out your journey in advance will help you achieve your goal.

If you want to pace it out, another option is to complete the Trail in stages. There are nine Bruce Trail clubs, each representing their own section of the Trail, and offering organized end-to-end hikes of their own Trail sections. The hikes generally take place over a couple of weekends in the summer. Registration is required and there is usually a fee, but there are also water and snack stations along the way and you’ll earn your club badge at the end. This option allows you to complete the 9 sections over a number of weekends, and once you’ve earned all your club badges you will eligible for the coveted end-to-end badge.”

Learn more about the End-to-End hikes.

Travel Deals View All >>

Experiences & Tours View All >>

Now thru September 18

Special Exhibition | Health in Space: Daring to Explore

Joseph Brant Museum

1240 North Shore Boulevard East, Burlington, ON, L7S 1C5

Tuesday to Saturday, 10:00 am to 3:30 pm, special exhibition is included in general Museum...

Similar Stories View All >>

Sunday Funday: 4 Retro Ways to End The Week

Bringing back the concept of simple Sunday fun.

Read More

Hamilton & Area Hikes Wilkes Dam/Grand River Loop

Follow the Grand River for 18 kms of awesome.

Read More

Hamilton & Area Hikes Waterfront Loop

Enjoy historical sites and lakeside breezes.

Read More

Hamilton & Area Hikes Paris Two Rivers Loop

Discover the riverside trails of Paris, Ontario.

Read More

Hamilton & Area Hikes Going to the Chapel Route

A true Niagara Escarpment adventure with scenic vistas.

Read More

Hamilton & Area Hikes Felker’s and Albion Falls Loop

Waterfalls highlight a route along Hamilton mountain.

Read More

Hamilton & Area Hikes Dundas Valley All-Falls Loop

Explore 1,200 hectares of lush Carolinian forest.

Read More

Let Fly in Hamilton Halton Brant

Why birdwatchers flock to these six hotspots.

Read More

Waterfall Trip Ancient Gorge

Travel east to explore the Bruce Trail, Niagara Escarpment landscapes, the Waterfront Trail and Lake Ontario lookouts on this two-day trek.

Read More

Waterfall Trip Urban Passage

Hamilton is the home of extraordinary natural landmarks and the place to take in breathtaking views of thundering, rushing and invigorating waterfalls along groomed trails and pathways.

Read More

Waterfall Trip Dundas Valley

Two days to discover Carolinian forests, geological formations and six stunning waterfalls along the Bruce Trail.

Read More

Waterfall Trip Great Escape

Travel along Grindstone Creek Escarpment Valley and discover the gardens and trails of the vast nature reserve that is the Royal Botanical Gardens.

Read More

Get Travel OffersEvent Details and Planning Ideas for Your Next Trip

Sign up to receive the latest Hamilton Halton Brant travel news delivered right to your inbox.