BMBTC Badges and Hike Logs
Blue Mountains Bruce Trail Club Section End-2-End Badges
#1 Club Organized End 2 End Fundraiser
Choose to hike with other end-to-enders by participating in our organized Blue Mountains section End-2-End fundraiser. This event is usually in May over a number of days. This badge is only given to hikers who complete our section through this organized event. You must register on-line. Hikers will hike approximately 70kmof trails from Swiss Meadows to Lavender (or Lavender to Swiss Meadows). Kilometers may vary due to trail changes.
“The significance for the new badge is to have a bald eagle soaring overhead riding the rising warm air currents created by the Escarpment.
The Escarpment areas that we protect along the trail can be good habitat for the eagles because they provide large forest tracts for nesting. The escarpment edge also allows them a wide view of their surroundings, as well as updrafts for soaring. In Native culture, the eagle is considered the strongest and bravest of all birds. For this reason, its feathers symbolize what is highest, bravest, and strongest.”
#2 Independent End 2 End Boot Badge:
Complete the 70km of trails from Swiss Meadows to Lavender( or Lavender to Swiss Meadows) on your own schedule. Keep a hiking log* (of all Main Trail sections as you complete them) and by the end of your journey, submit these logs so we may officially recognize you as a Blue Mountains Club End-to-Ender and present you with your badge!
To be recognized as officially completing the Blue Mountains Section Independent End-2-End Badge, we ask you to choose your payment option as outlined above. You must ensure you send us your hiking logs* as well as the date you completed your End-2-End.
#3 Winter End 2 End
Explore our winter wonderland in the Blue Mountain section by hiking our trails for the winter End to End badge. Hike from December 21st (Winter Solstice) until March 19th (last day before Vernal Equinox) to qualify for this badge. Our winter badge involved hiking section from Lavender to Maple Lane or Maple Lane to Lavender with two exceptions. Annual winter closures from November 1st to May 1st affects following areas. At km 26.0 (15/16 Sideroad Nottawasaga unimproved road) you will see a large boulder where the trail intersects with the Ganaraska Trail. Follow the Ganaraska Trail down the hill to Concession 8 where you will turn north to connect with the Mad River Side trail (Glen Huron)Walk on the blue blazed trail until it rejoins the white blazed trail across the Country Club parking area, turning left into the woods. Continue on the white blazed trail. The Section between km 61.5 and km 64.3 is closed and at this time has no reroute. Complete remaining 67 kms on your own schedule and keep hiking log of all sections as you hike them. Once completed, submit your log file to be officially recognized as a winter End to End and receive the winter End to End badge.
Blues of Blue Side Trail Challenge Badge
We hope you enjoy the uniqueness of our over 30 km of Blue-Blazed Side Trails in the Blue Mountains Section, meshed together in manageable loops with portions of the Main trail.
In order to be eligible to receive the badge, you will need to complete the hiking log provided here. This log is specific to all the Blue trails required for completion in our section.
Blue Mountains Bruce Trail Club Rim-2-Rim-2-Rim Badges
Complete all three rims using The Bruce Trail Reference Maps and Trail Guide (Edition 30).
Rim #1 Pretty River Rim 19.5km. Map: 23 Edition: 30
Park at 2nd Line and 6th Sdrd, Gibraltar, the Blue Mountains Section. Take the John Haigh ST to km 50.6 where you will pick up the white blazed trail. Follow the white blazed trail to km 46.8. Crossing the Pretty River Rd, enter the forest and follow the river to km 46.1. Continue following the white blazed trail up the Blue Mountains-Clearview Townline to 30/31 Sideroad Nottawasaga (km 44.5). Enter the Escarpment and start your steady climb up. Be careful as this can be a slippery climb when wet. Continue on the white blazed trail until you reach the Standing Rock & Caves ST.
Option #1: Leave the white blazed trail at km 43.4 and take Standing Rock and Caves ST. Move carefully over the jumbled rock debris. Make your way up to Standing Rock and then continue up to km 42.9. Head south following the white blazed trail, looping around to where km 41.3 intersects with the Singhampton ST. Take the Singhampton ST to km 43.2 where it connects back up to the white blazed trail. Continue to the right (northwest) on the white blazed trail. Follow the white blazed trail all the way back to km 48.1 at the Pretty River ST. Take the Pretty River Side Trail up to white blazed trail at km 50.0. Continue hiking north to km 50.6 and take the John Haigh ST back to the parking area.
Option #2: Continue on the white blazed trail (rather than taking the Standing Rock & Caves ST) until you loop around to km 41.3. Take the Singhampton ST to km 43.2 where it reconnects to the white blazed trail. Follow the white blazed trail all the way back to km 48.1 at the Pretty River ST. Take the Pretty River Side Trail up to white blazed trail at km 50.0. Continue hiking north to km 50.6 and take the John Haigh ST back to the parking area.
Rim #2 Mad River Rim 12km Map: 22 Edition: 30
Park at Devil’s Glen Provincial Park parking lot located off County Rd 124. (Do not go to Devil’s Glen Ski Club parking). Take the white blazed trail down the steep, wooden stairs and work your way down to the Devil’s Glen Country Club bridge. You will then work your way all the way to the top of the ski hill at km 27.8. Continue on to where the white blazed trail km 26.0 (15/16 Sdrd Nottawasaga unimproved road) intersects with the Ganaraska Trail. On your immediate left you will see a large boulder, this is your halfway mark. Follow the Ganaraska Trail to Conc. 8 where you will turn north to connect to the Mad River ST entrance (Glen Huron). Walk on the blue blazed trail until it rejoins the white blazed trail on the right at km 30.6, just after the bridge. Continue on the white blazed trail across the Country Club parking area, turning left into the woods. Take the final uphill climb on the white blazed trail back up to the Devil’s Glen PP parking lot.
Option: Once at the top of the stairs, exit to the right to head to the Devil’s Glen Viewing/Lookout platform, just a short distance and worthy of the extra effort for the magnificent view.
Rim #3 Noisy River Rim 9km Map: 21 Edition: 30
Park at km 6.1 at Noisy River Provincial Park located on County Road 9 approximately 2 ½ kms east of County Road 124. Follow the white blazed trail as it takes you down into the Noisy River Valley and then make a climb up. As the trail bends around the edge of the pond, have a rest at the bench. Then turn around and retrace your steps. Returning to the start will complete 3 km. This loop needs to be completed two more times for a total 9 km. No flat sections on this R2R! Be prepared. It may be the shortest section, yet has its own challenges!
When you have completed all three parts of the Rim 2 Rim, choose your form of payment as outlined above. Do not forget to submit your hike log,
#2 WINTER Rim2Rim2Rim Badge
Complete the Spring/Summer/Fall Rim2Rim2Rim badge in the WINTER. Follow the Pretty River and Noisy River trails as outlined above.
RIM #2 Mad River Rim2Rim is as outlined below:
Parking will be in the Devil’s Glen Ski Club PL in the SW most corner by the white Bruce Trail markers.
Follow the white trail west until you come to the style that leads to Highway 124. Turn around go back to Devil’s Glen Provincial Park PL but continue on the the lookout – about 50m past the descending stairs.
Look across and see where you will climb. The ski runs were open on Saturday. head back to the Devil’s Glen Ski Club PL and continue on the BLUE side trail almost to Glen Huron.
Just before you come to Hamilton Brothers Barn, a side trail [DG#1] leads up. Follow it until you hit the farm lane which has blue and white trail markers – [blue for Bruce Trail side trail, white for Ganaraska main trail.]
Follow the farm road until you come to the end of the Ganaraska Trail – large boulder [probably snow covered]. Return by the same route to your cars.
Distance is approximately 12.5 km.
Blue Mountains Bruce Trail Club Moonlight Snowshoe Hike Badge
Join us on any one of our Moonlight hikes in order to get this badge. Moonlight hikes are listed in the Blue Mountain BTC Blueprint Newsletter. Bring $10 the night of the hike and receive your badge after we are done.
Have you met the requirements for one of our badges and are ready to submit for it?
We accept two submission methods:
1) mail in
2) electronic webform
Expect both methods to have a 14 day turnaround once we receive your submission. Ensure ALL information is up to date in case we need to contact you in regards to your submission.
*Please note: The hiking log can be a list of the dates of your hikes and where you started/ ended each day. Or you may want to use the Hike Ontario template hiking log.
DO NOT include photos or maps.
For the mail in method please provide:
- Your full name (or the name of the hiker you are requesting the badge for)
- The name of the specific badge you are requesting
- Up to date email and/or phone number (incase we need to contact you)
- BTC member number (if a member)
- Complete mailing address, including civic address if applicable
- Hiking log (no photos or maps)
- $10 cheque for members, $15 cheque for non members (per badge)
- Self-addressed envelope with sufficient postage
- Mail to…
Blue Mountains Bruce Trail Club
P.O. Box 91
Still have a questions? Email all inquiries to : firstname.lastname@example.org
Ready to request your badge?
Please fill out the form below and then e-Transfer to email@example.com
a) $11 ($10 (members) per badge + $1 for postage)
b) $16 ($15 ( non members) per badge + $1 for postage)
*If ordering multiple badges to the same address, postage remains $1 total and can include up to 4 badges.
Personal Name Tags
We have created a Blue Mountains Bruce Trail name tag for our Club members. We are asking for a minimum donation of $20. The tag will be green with white engraving and will have a strong magnetic fastener.
If interested in ordering a tag, please contact the BMBTC Hike Coordinator for details. In your email, include your name as you would like it to appear on the tag as well as a mailing address if required. We will then provide E-transfer information for your payment.