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Great Divide Trail - Northover Ridge Alternate Route

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20.6 mile 33.2 kilometer point to point
81% Runnable
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Elevation

Ascent: 5,333' 1,625 m
Descent: -5,242' -1,598 m
High: 9,064' 2,763 m
Low: 5,537' 1,688 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 10% (6°)
Max Grade: 86% (41°)

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GDT Alternate Route that passes lakes, creeks, and meadows before climbing to run along the Continental Divide. Views!

Joan Pendleton

Features Lake · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · 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 C (Kananaskis Lakes to Field) Alternate Route.

This Alternate Route runs along Upper Kananaskis Lake, crosses a creek, goes through meadows, and then climbs up onto the Continental Divide. Following the snowy and icy Continental Divide, the views are awesome. It eventually drops back down to rejoin the main GDT Route.

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

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Incredible views abound at Peter Lougheed Provincial Park!
Apr 20, 2015 near Canmore, AB
Waterfall along the Upper Kananaskis Trail.
Aug 5, 2019 near Canmore, AB
Cascade near Upper Kananaskis Lake.
Apr 20, 2015 near Canmore, AB

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