Great Divide Trail - Northover Ridge Alternate Route
ElevationAscent: 5,333' 1,625 m
Descent: -5,242' -1,598 m
High: 9,064' 2,763 m
Low: 5,537' 1,688 m
GradeAvg Grade: 10% (6°)
Max Grade: 86% (41°)
Current trail conditions
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“GDT Alternate Route that passes lakes, creeks, and meadows before climbing to run along the Continental Divide. Views!”— Joan Pendleton
- 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
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.
Local Club: Great Divide Trail Association
Jun 1, 2019: June 2019 Trail and Road Conditions
May 10, 2019: Come Build Trails with Us: It’s More than Just Work