Hiking The Great Divide Trail

The 8th most popular hiking trail in Alberta.

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The Great Divide Trail is a 750 mile hiking trek along the Canadian Rockies. From the US border at Glacier National Park, the trail heads north through Waterton Lakes National Park, Kananaskis Country, Banff National Park, Yoho National Park, Jasper National Park, Willmore Wilderness Park and ends in Kakawa Provincial Park near Mt. Sir Alexander.

Overall, Great Divide Trail is the 8th most popular hiking trail of all 11 hikes in Alberta.


Local Contact(s):  Alberta Visitors (800) 661-8888; Canadian Tourism (800) 577-2266.

Recommended Book:  "Great Divide Trail Guide" from Dustin Lynx

Best Season:  August

Average Difficulty:  Difficult

Date Published:  12/30/2015

Date Updated:  7/23/2016

ID:  12528


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