Trail and Road Conditions

Trail and road conditions are monitored by the GDTA but much of this information is crowd-sourced and depends on trail user contributions. Please report trail conditions via email.


July 2016 Trail and Road Conditions

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Trail Conditions Update – July 29, 2016 Wildflowers are blooming! Trails are mostly bare and dry with some muddy sections in areas with recent rainfall. WATERTON HIKER SHUTTLE SERVICE: Due to the construction at Cameron Lake Day-Use Area from April to November 2016, the Cameron Lake Day-Use Area and Akamina Parkway are closed…

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June 2016 Trail and Road Conditions

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Trail Conditions Update – June 29, 2016 Wildflowers are blooming! Most of the snow from the freak snowstorm last week has melted and trails are mostly bare and dry with patches of snow lingering at higher elevations. Warm daytime temperatures means the snow is melting quickly and creating muddy and slippery conditions. WATERTON HIKER…

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Spring 2016 Trail and Road Conditions Update

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Trail Conditions Update – April 30, 2016 Spring is in the air! This is transition time on the GDT. Hiking trails at lower elevations vary from bare and muddy to slushy and icy, while trails at higher elevation remain snowbound with potential avalanche risk. Trails can be icy in the…

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November 2015 Trail and Road Conditions

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Trail Conditions Update – November 1, 2015 Winter is coming! The GDT has experienced an unusually long fall hiking season with some lower elevation trails still snowfree. At higher elevations expect fresh snow and wet or icy trail conditions, with temperatures falling below freezing. Conditions can change quickly so be prepared for all weather conditions…

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August 2015 Trail and Road Conditions

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Trail Conditions Update – August 24, 2015 TRAILS: Conditions are good on most of the GDT. Trails are mainly dry and snowfree. It’s berry season! Your chances of running into a bear on the trail are higher at this time of year. Berry bushes are found throughout the GDT, often…

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July 2015 Trail and Road Conditions

Wildflowers

Trail Conditions Update – July 27, 2015 TRAILS: Conditions are good on most of the GDT. Trails are mainly dry with some wet and muddy sections and possible snow patches at higher elevations. The wildflower bloom is early this year! WILDFIRE UPDATE: Rain and cooler temperatures have decreased fire danger in…

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April 2015 Trail and Road Conditions

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Trail Conditions Update – APRIL 17, 2015 Spring is transition time on the GDT. Hiking trails at lower elevations vary from bare and muddy to slushy and icy, while trails at higher elevation remain snowbound with potential avalanche risk. Trails can be icy in the morning but warm daytime temperatures are…

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November 2014 Trail and Road Conditions

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Trail Conditions Update – NOVEMBER 18, 2014 Winter has arrived in the Rocky Mountains! Snow has fallen on all of the GDT with significant accumulation at higher elevations. Expect snowy, slippery, wet or muddy trail conditions. Snow cleats or snowshoes are recommended. Temperatures are below freezing so be prepared for all weather…

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October 2014 Trail and Road Conditions

Fall on the GDT

Trail Conditions Update – OCTOBER 7, 2014 Fall colours are here! Fresh snow has fallen on most of the GDT and has begun accumulating at higher elevations. Expect slippery, wet and muddy trail conditions but most trails are still passable. Nighttime and early morning temperatures are below freezing so be prepared for…

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September 2014 Trail and Road Conditions

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Trail Conditions Update – SEPTEMBER 10, 2014 Autumn is fast approaching, the leaves are changing and fresh snow has fallen on the southern portion of the GDT! Expect nighttime and early morning temperatures below freezing and fresh snowfall at higher elevations at anytime. The elk rutting season has begun and…

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