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Trail Journals

Learn about the GDT by reading journals and viewing photos and videos of other hikers’ adventures on the Great Divide…

How to Thru Hike the 1,200km Great Divide Trail by JupiterHikes following his 2023 GDT thru-hike

Kelly McDonald‘s 2022 GDT section-hike, including a ton of useful trip-planning resources

Cinnamon and Kodak‘s 2022 GDT thru-hike.

Brent Wray‘s 2022 (possibly first-ever) equestrian thru-ride of the GDT.

Fun Size and Shake’nBake’s 2021 GDT thru-hike by Eloise Robbins

The GDT might just be the prettiest thru hike in the world.


Justin Outdoors’ YouTube series – Wildest Thru-Hike in North America, Great Divide Trail 2021

Natasha and Kyle Philibert-Palmer‘s 2021 thru-hike with Baby Toothless.

Joanna Runs – Joanna Ford’s 2020 thru-hike/run.

Brian and Krysta Norwick‘s 2020 thru-hike.

On the GDT, I settled into the simplicity of the life of a thru-hiker. I felt at peace. I felt deeply happy.

Northern Wilderness: A 2019 Thru-Hike on the Great Divide Trail by Daniel and Elaine Vardamis

Paul Magnanti’s Quick and Dirty Guide to the GDT based on his 2018 thru-hike.

I savored the experience of the GDT and count it among one of my better choices made in life.


Natasha and Kyle Philibert-Palmer‘s 2018 thru-hike.

Double Step – Nicola Winter’s 2018 thru-hike.

Christy “Rockin” Rosander and Nancy “Why Not” Huber‘s 2018 thru-hike.

Into the Wild Divide and Into Cascadia – Tara and Dan Durston’s 2017 Yo-Yo thru-hike.

This trail was so much more than I could ever have imagined! More wild. More scenic. More difficult. More sacred. MORE WONDERFUL.


Over the Divide  – Jeanine Hoffart’s 2017 thru-hike.

Buck-30 on the Great Divide Trail – Brian Tanzman’s 2016 thru-hike.

Walking With Wired – Erin “Wired” Saver’s 2015 thru-hike.

It is a one of a kind trail unique from others in its remoteness, challenging terrain, weather, and rewarding scenery. It was all worth the challenges and is now my favorite trail. What a journey!


Spiff, Six and the Great Divide Trail – Alex Karpoff and Sye Laird’s 2012 thru-hike.

Jellybean’s GDT Journal – Jeannie Zortman’s 2012 thru-hike.

This is an amazing trail! I highly recommend it.


Tips and Tales from Cam Honan’s 2011 GDT thru-hike.

Uniformly jaw dropping vistas from start to finish…  perhaps the most scenically impressive of the Long Walks. 


Canadoug’s GDT Journal – Doug Borthwick’s 2010 thru-hike.

Spirit Eagle – Jim and Ginny Owen’s 2007 thru-hike.

The Great Divide Trail is beautiful, remote and very challenging. It is, in theory, what some thruhikers want in a trail.

Great Divide Trail: Kananaskis Lakes to Field – Steph Durocher’s 2005 section hike.

Tramping on the Spine of Canada – Chris Willett’s 2004 thru-hike.


If you’d like to submit a link to your own trail journal please email us.

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