Group Hikes

COVID-19 Update

July 14, 2021

The BTC Hiking Program is resuming in concert with Ontario's three-step plan for reopening.

As the Province moves into Step 3 of re-opening (beginning July 16, 2021), the BTC hike program will open to non-members and capacity limits may increase to 100 hikers. Clubs may choose to set lower capacity limits. Some hikes may be for BTC members only while others are open to the public. Registration is required.

Find The BTC's full details on the return of the Hiking Program >

Hiking guidelines for personal hiking remain:

  • Plan ahead (check for Trail Changes or Reservation requirements)

  • Expect no facilities: Toilets and garbage bins may be unavailable. Plan accordingly.

  • Practice physical distancing

  • Leave no trace

Find The BTC's full guidelines on Hiking Safely & Responsibly >

Group Hike Schedule

Sydenham End to End:

The Sydenham club will not be organizing an End to End hike in 2021. The next one will be in 2022. Please see our photo gallery for pictures from our 2019 event.

New BTC calendar system:

Please see the calendar and click the red Sydenham button for a calendar of Sydenham Club Hikes and Events.

PDF copy of the Fall Hike Schedule:

Sydenham Hike Schedule Fall 2021.pdf

PDF copy of the Winter Hike Schedule:

Sydenham Hike Schedule Winter 2021.pdf

Group Hike Information

Discover the Sydenham Bruce Trail Club, join us on a Group Hike!

Our Hike Schedule is also listed in the Sydenham Hiker newsletter, which you will receive when you join the SBTC.

Dress appropriately for the weather, length of the event, wear proper hiking shoes, bring water and snacks. No dogs and no smoking are permitted on organized hikes unless stated otherwise. All persons participate at their own risk.

Hike Rating System

To help hikers decide what hike is suitable for them, hike leaders use the hike rating system when planning their hikes. Ratings consider the distance of the hike, the planned walking speed, and the difficulty of the terrain. The rating system is described in the Hike Schedule.

Please note:

  1. Hike Leaders - Please remember that hike leaders are unpaid volunteers.

  2. Participant Responsibility - Participants on Club outings must accept responsibility for themselves, their family and guests. Be prepared to sign a Hike Waiver of Liability & Assumption of Risk form.

  3. Where to meet? - We often meet at a parking lot away from the trailhead, and car pool from there to the hike location. These locations are shown on the Hike Schedule. Maps for common meeting spots: GXT, CHPL, GSCA,HD.

  4. Hike Changes / Cancellations - Sometimes hikes are changed or even cancelled due to weather conditions. If in doubt, call the hike leader, or check our Facebook feed on the Home Page.