Cardinal Divide

MODERATE 8 reviews

Cardinal Divide is a 10.8 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Yellowhead County, Alberta, Canada that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from July until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
10.8 km
ELEVATION GAIN
332 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

It's a "divide" because on one side of it, water flows north and eventually empties into the Arctic Ocean; on the other side the water flows east and eventually empties into Hudson's Bay. This is a really unique ridge to walk along. It is so impressive to see it curve out into the horizon and on the edge see the gradual, saw tooth disintegration of the ledge.

hiking
11 days ago

A fast and easy hike for an amazing payoff. Rough gravel roads to get in to the lookout (a truck or suv is recommended). We took the west trail which leads through an alpine meadow at a steady incline to the summit above the tree line overlooking the whole valley! Took about an hour one way. The entire trail was rocky so sturdy hiking boots are a must.

hiking
Sunday, July 16, 2017

Fun and easy trail.

birding
Thursday, May 28, 2015

Beautiful hike! Would love to go back and do the entire thing!

hiking
10 days ago

3 months ago

Monday, June 26, 2017

hiking
Tuesday, August 11, 2015