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  • Fairmount Side Trail Temporary Closure At the request of private landowners, the Fairmount Side Trail is closed (Map 27, km 98.3 on Sideroad 22B north to Sideroad 25). The landowners cited recent incidents where hikers let dogs run loose, despite the section having signage clearly posting “No Dogs Allowed” and a large group of people trespassing off-trail over private property. Note that with to the closure of the Fairmount Side Trail, the Fairmont-Siegerman loop cannot be completed as there is no alternative route around the closed trail.

    A reminder to all hikers that the Bruce Trail passes through a mix of public and private land. The participation of private landowners is vital to the Bruce Trail. The BVBTC strongly urges all Trail users to stay on marked trails only, respect closed trails and parking areas, and respect landowners that require “No Dogs” on sections of the Trail using private property and keep dogs on leashes while on the Bruce Trail.
  • Follow the Guidelines below to hike responsibly and safely during the pandemic.
  • Check for Updates on COVID-19 and COVID-19-Related Closures and Restrictions before heading out on the Trail.
  • Winter Closure of Eugenia Falls Conservation Area including all sections of the Bruce Trail that lie within its boundaries. Bruce Trail hikers can use the Reroute around the property closure. Please respect the property owner’s wishes as trespassers will be prosecuted.
  • Annual Ski Season Closure A section of main trail at Beaver Valley Ski Club (km 79.7 to approx. km 81.7) is closed for ski season. A bypass route is available using Valley Crossover and Kimberley Forest Side Trails.
  • Road Sign 'No Parking Any Time'. Detail of photo by Awsloley, 2017 on Pixabay Bowles Hill Parking Area Permanently Closed Bruce Trail parking on Grey Rd. 30 at km 78.9 (Map 26, Ed. 30) is now closed. Please do not trespass on private property or park on the roadside. Nearby parking for hikers can be found at Graham’s Hill Road, km 76.8 or seasonally at Beaver Valley Ski Club (summer only) in their Upper and Lower parking lots.
  • See Trail Reroutes affecting the Beaver Valley Section.
  • The Beaver Valley Club hiking program has been put on hold until further notice.
  • Hiker Drop-off Service The Trail Angels program is suspended until further notice.
  • Report a Dangerous Tree

Hiking Guidelines to Keep Us All Safe and Healthy

Two hikers trek through snowy forest on Bruce Trail in Beaver Valley
Photo credit: Glenda Collings, 2020.

Stay Local

Plan Ahead

Stay Home if You are Unwell

Practice Physical Distancing

Respect Closures of any Trail or Facility

Expect No Facilities

Leave No Trace


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