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) in order to meet the requirements for the E2E in the Wilderness, hike the white trail from Moore Falls to Victoria Bridge, the Devil’s Lake Side Trail, and either the Ragged Rapids or Montgomery Creek Side Trail. These requirements will be changed sometime this Spring (2021).

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. For some inspiration, check out these photos from the Wilderness section of Ruth Moffatt’s E2E hike!

All hikers are required to keep a hiking log, noting the date each portion was hiked. See the attached example. Copies of the hiking log sheets are to be submitted to the Trail’s Badge Officer 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. If hikers have questions regarding the trail, they can contact the President of the section they are interested in hiking – see Contact Us.