Great Divide Trail

The Great Divide Trail in North America is estimated to be 700 miles (1127 kilometers) long, and takes 47 days* to complete when hiking at an average of 15 miles (25 kilometers) per day.

This trail is also referred to as the GDT.

It is a linear trail, which means that to do a thru hike, you will have to start and end your hike in different places.

The Great Divide Trail has 2 terminuses. Most thruhikers choose to start their hike at the Southern Terminus in Waterton Park, Alberta, Canada and end their hike at the Northern Terminus in Fraser-Fort George, British Columbia, Canada.

The Great Divide Trail Association takes on the task of maintaining, improving, and advocating for the Great Divide Trail as its trail association.


NameGreat Divide Trail
Other Name(s)GDT
Length700 miles (1127 kilometers)
ContinentNorth America
Far Out GuideGreat Divide Trail Map
Trail AssociationGreat Divide Trail Association
Terminus ASouthern Terminus, Waterton Park, Alberta, Canada
Terminus BNorthern Terminus, Fraser-Fort George, British Columbia, Canada

Great Divide Trail Thru Hike Budget Calculator

Thru Hike Budget Calculator
Calculate how much it will cost to thru hike a trail.
700 / 15 = 47 days to complete the hike
47 days * $35/day = $1645

Estimated Total Budget (USD): $3,645.00

Cade Rosche © 2022
*This data is estimated and should not be relied upon without further research. It is meant as a starting point for hike planning, not as the only information used to plan your thru hike.