North Boundary Trail
ElevationAscent: 990' 302 m
Descent: -206' -63 m
High: 5,046' 1,538 m
Low: 4,262' 1,299 m
GradeAvg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 22% (13°)
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“A remote, forested route that follows a pleasant creek to the US/Canada border.”— Jake Bramante
The trail eventually works its way away from the creek as the valley broadens again. The forest gets more dense. The solitary forest itself is pleasant, but lacks views. It crosses the occasional seasonal stream which is easily crossed over with rocks later in the year, but spring and early summer will involve fording the river.
After roughly following the creek at a distance, the trail turns north and gains some elevation as it heads up to the US/Canada border. You reach the end of the Glacier National Park section of trail at the border which is denoted by the huge, straight swath cut through the trees. The trail continues on to Cameron Lake and the Carthew-Alderson Trail in Waterton National Park in Canada. Please keep in mind that international travel is conditional, and you must arrange for the border crossing before setting out.
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