Hiking Canada's Great Divide Trail Guide Book

by Dustin Lynx (Rocky Mountain Books)
Hiking Canadaand39;s Great Divide Trail  by Dustin Lynx

256pp/photos/maps
ISBN: 0921102798

Canada's Great Divide Trail is an unofficial route that winds its way up through the mountain national parks and wilderness areas from the US border at Waterton Lakes to Kakwa Lake north of Mount Robson. The route is divided into six major sections, each containing manageable segments of trail. In addition to describing the terrain and condition of each segment, the author provides info about accommodations, resupply stations and transportation options.

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Trails from the "Hiking Canada's Great Divide Trail" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 34.
... Preview: Easy hiking with some moderate climbs and navigational challenges. The hiking is enjoyable near the headwaters of Alexander Creek. The GDT mostly follows ATV trails but you do get the opportunity to d ... From the guidebook "Hiking Canada's Great Divide Trail"
Sparwood, BC - Hiking - Trail Length: 16.4
... Preview: Easy walking on gravel roads with 1.6 km of moderate cross-country hiking. This unique segment of the GDT is nearly all road. Thru-hikers will enjoy walking on this remote road in comparison to the po ... From the guidebook "Hiking Canada's Great Divide Trail"
Field, BC - Hiking - Trail Length: 17.1
... Preview: Very difficult hiking with cross-country travel and routefinding challenges. Without a doubt this is the most adventurous stretch of the GDT. Nestled between dubious access points far from anywhere, t ... From the guidebook "Hiking Canada's Great Divide Trail"
McBride, BC - Hiking - Trail Length: 30
... Preview: A strenuous but rewarding hike on excellent trail. This high level hike, adjacent to the Continental Divide, offers an almost continuous panorama. This segment known as the Tamarack trail is my favor ... From the guidebook "Hiking Canada's Great Divide Trail"
Cardston, AB - Hiking - Trail Length: 20.4
... Preview: Difficult hiking over two high passes on often wet trail with minor routefinding challenges. The pleasant hike over Surprise and Providence passes is the cream of the Great Divide Trail. Much of the s ... From the guidebook "Hiking Canada's Great Divide Trail"
McBride, BC - Hiking - Trail Length: 34.6
... Preview: Easy hiking on wide trails. This low elevation amble through mixed forest has modest views and gentle walking. The trail system in this area between the West Castle and Carbondale rivers is extensive ... From the guidebook "Hiking Canada's Great Divide Trail"
Blairmore, AB - Hiking - Trail Length: 14
... Preview: Strenuous hiking on a good trail with much elevation gain and loss. Several lakes are in the vicinity of the expansive meadow of Fording River Pass. The route drapes across bald ridge crests and the ... From the guidebook "Hiking Canada's Great Divide Trail"
Elkford, BC - Hiking - Trail Length: 22.3
... Preview: Easy walking along wide trails and gravel roads. This is the Alexander Creek valley in late June: the creek in flood and snow on the peaks. This leg of the GDT depends on motorized trails and gravel r ... From the guidebook "Hiking Canada's Great Divide Trail"
Coleman, AB - Hiking - Trail Length: 16.6
... Preview: Difficult hiking with river fords and a moderate climb over a high pass. Hikers will be looking south at the headwaters of the Moose River from Moose Pass. Prepare to get wet. Several waist-deep fords ... From the guidebook "Hiking Canada's Great Divide Trail"
Jasper, AB - Hiking - Trail Length: 22.5
... Preview: Difficult hiking on deteriorating and overgrown trail. Survey Peak can be seen from the David Thompson Heritage Trail along the Howse River. Howse Pass is below timberline and is the gateway between t ... From the guidebook "Hiking Canada's Great Divide Trail"
Field, BC - Hiking - Trail Length: 29.5
... Preview: Moderate climb on good hiking trail with a potentially difficult ford of the Palliser River. Mount Lyautey can be seen over Upper Kananaskis Lake from the North Interlakes trailhead. This segment of t ... From the guidebook "Hiking Canada's Great Divide Trail"
Canmore, BC - Hiking - Trail Length: 17
... Preview: Easy road-walk with a gentle climb on hiking trail over West Elk Pass. This is a segment of extremes. You have a choice of strolling along the Elk River Road or boldly forging cross-country over Coral ... From the guidebook "Hiking Canada's Great Divide Trail"
Elkford, BC - Hiking - Trail Length: 20.6
... Preview: Moderate climb over a high pass on good trail. Although most of the segment is below timberline, there are still plenty of views to admire and enjoyable riverside walking. The route is straightforward ... From the guidebook "Hiking Canada's Great Divide Trail"
Field, BC - Hiking - Trail Length: 23.3
... Preview: Moderate hiking on good trail with two strenuous ascents. The trail over Tornado Saddle has faded. You must pick your own route. The original Great Divide Trail traverses the Beehive Natural Area at ... From the guidebook "Hiking Canada's Great Divide Trail"
Sparwood, BC - Hiking - Trail Length: 14.5
... Preview: Strenuous climbs over several passes on an excellent trail. Welcome to the Rockwall trail in Kootenay National Park. This is a busy but extremely gorgeous backcountry hiking destination. During some y ... From the guidebook "Hiking Canada's Great Divide Trail"
Banff, AB - Hiking - Trail Length: 24.7
... Preview: An easy ascent with a moderate ascent on excellent trail. There are two ways to reach the southern terminus of the Great Divide Trail. Either follow the Lakeshore trail from Waterton townsite 6.3 km t ... From the guidebook "Hiking Canada's Great Divide Trail"
Cardston, AB - Hiking - Trail Length: 16.5
... Preview: Difficult hiking on trail over several summits and high passes with some minor routefinding challenges. Despite being one of the most remote segments, this stretch of the GDT offers good trails and de ... From the guidebook "Hiking Canada's Great Divide Trail"
McBride, BC - Hiking - Trail Length: 26
... Preview: This is an easy hike with only moderate ascents. The last few kilometers pose some navigational challenges and a poor trail. This is a superb walk along a panoramic ridge crest ,parallel to the Conti ... From the guidebook "Hiking Canada's Great Divide Trail"
Blairmore, AB - Hiking - Trail Length: 9.4
... Preview: Easy walk on ATV trails and a gravel road. During mid-week or in the off-season this can actually be a peaceful and enjoyable walk into Coleman. However, during busy times such as weekends the whole ... From the guidebook "Hiking Canada's Great Divide Trail"
Blairmore, AB - Hiking - Trail Length: 10
... Preview: Strenuous climbing on an excellent hiking trail. Just north of Big Shovel Pass, you will admire the view across the Athabasca River Valley. The Skyline Trail takes advantage of as much of the alpine ... From the guidebook "Hiking Canada's Great Divide Trail"
Jasper, AB - Hiking - Trail Length: 34.3