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Great Divide Trail - Jasper Trail #7 Detour Alternate Route

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GDT Alternate Route that runs through forest to reach and travel along the beautiful Athabasca River.


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4.5

Miles

7.2

KM

100%

Runnable

3,412' 1,040 m

High

3,346' 1,020 m

Low

82' 25 m

Up

74' 23 m

Down

1%

Avg Grade (0°)

4%

Max Grade (2°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Commonly Backpacked · Lake · River/Creek · Views · Wildlife

Need to Know

Resources regularly updated with the latest conditions and other information are:
- GDTA website www.greatdividetrail.com
- Dustin Lynx book "Hiking Canada's Great Divide Trail"
- GDT App
- Ryan Silk's GDT Map Atlas
- Gem Trek maps

Description

Great Divide Trail - Section E (Saskatchewan Crossing to Jasperl) Alternate Route.

This Alternate Route bypasses forested trail areas near Jasper that are occasionally closed. It also emerges from the forest to travel along the most beautiful Athabasca River with views of the surrounding mountains. This very pretty route runs on maintained trails and side roads.

Please see the resources listed above under Need to Know for up to date detailed descriptions and valuable hiker information.

Contacts

Shared By:

Joan Pendleton

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in Jasper

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Photos

The Athabasca River looking northwest from the Athabasca River Trail. Pyramid Mountain is hidden in the clouds on the left.
Jul 30, 2019 near Jasper…, AB
A side channel of the Athabasca River with Pyramid Mountain in the distance (center) partly hidden in the clouds, looking northwest from the Athabasca River Trail.
Jul 30, 2019 near Jasper…, AB
Looking northwest across the Athabasca River to Pyramid Mountain in the clouds, from the Athabasca River Trail.
Jul 30, 2019 near Jasper…, AB
The broad and mighty Athabasca River, looking southwest from atop a knoll along the Athabasca River Trail.
Jul 30, 2019 near Jasper…, AB
A side channel of the Athabasca River rounds a bend to join the main channel, looking north from Athabasca River Trail.
Jul 30, 2019 near Jasper…, AB

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