Great Divide Trail Memory Lake Campground to Cataract Creek Campground

Elkford, British Columbia

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Moderate hiking with some navigational challenges around the abandoned mine and the appropriately named Lost Creek, both of which are hard to find among all the roads and trails. This is the heart of the original Great Divide Trail, and stands on crests adjacent to the High Rock Range. Unfortunately, recent logging incursions in the area threaten the Lost Creek and Cataract Creek watersheds. Descending to Lost Creek, the Great Divide Trail follows a ridge between two enormous cutblocks. The corridor of trees left as a buffer around the GDT has fallen over the trail, making it unusable for over 300 m. Luckily, most of the trail is in good condition and for the time being it is an overwhelming pleasure to hike.
Hiking Canada's Great Divide Trail

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Hiking Canada's Great Divide Trail

by Dustin Lynx (Rocky Mountain Books)

Moderate hiking with some navigational challenges around the abandoned mine and the appropriately named Lost Creek, both of which are hard to find among all the roads and trails. This is the heart of the original Great Divide Trail, and stands on crests adjacent to the High Rock Range. Unfortunately, recent logging incursions in the area threaten the Lost Creek and Cataract Creek watersheds. Descending to Lost Creek, the Great Divide Trail follows a ridge between two enormous cutblocks. The corridor of trees left as a buffer around the GDT has fallen over the trail, making it unusable for over 300 m. Luckily, most of the trail is in good condition and for the time being it is an overwhelming pleasure to hike.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Elkford
Distance: 15.4
Trail Type: Shuttle
Skill Level: Moderate
Season: Summer depending on snow pack
Local Contacts: Bow / Crow Forest District, Alberta, 403-562-7331
Local Maps: 82 J / 2 Fording River and 82 J / 7 Mount Head
Driving Directions: Directions to Great Divide Trail: Memory Lake Campground to Cataract Creek Campground

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May 2018