End-to-End Challenge

Guidelines for Ganaraska Hiking Trail End-to-End Challenge

To qualify for the Ganaraska Hiking Trail Association end to end certificate and badge, completion of the following is required:
(a) the entire length of the Pine Ridge, Kawartha, Orillia, Barrie, Mad River, Wasaga Beach, Midland, Oro-Medonte and Tiny Trails sections as each section existed on the days each section was hiked; and
(b) the following portions of the Wilderness section:
(i) the Main Trail from Moore Falls to Victoria Bridge;
(ii) the Devil’s Lake side trail;
(iii) either the Ragged Rapids loop trail or the Montgomery Creek loop trail.

For the purposes of these requirements, the official route of each portion of trail described includes all reroutes and trail extensions and excludes all trail closures identified on the GHTA or the GHTA Wilderness section websites on the day each portion is hiked.

All hikers are required to keep a hiking log, noting the date each portion was hiked.

Copies of the hiking log sheets are to be submitted to the Ganaraska Hiking Trail Association upon completion of the End-to-End Challenge.

Hikers should review the GHTA and GHTA Wilderness section websites for trail changes prior to their hikes.


Each hiker who completes the Ganaraska Hiking Trail End-to-End Challenge will be presented with a Special End-to-End Badge and a Certificate of Completion with compliments of the Ganaraska Hiking Trail Association.

Section Badges: The purchase of these badges is optional. The cost of an end-to-end section badge for the Wilderness section is $7.00 per badge. The cost of an end to end section badge for all other sections is $3.00 per section.

Mailing Costs: If a section badge is mailed out to an individual hiker, there is a shipping cost of $1.50 for each badge. If a group package of badges and certificates is shipped to a group leader then there would be a special mailing charge assigned.