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Marsh Loop Trail

Address: Cave & Basin National Historic Site parking lot, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Ranked #39 of 57 Activities in Banff
Type: Hiking Trails, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks
Activities: Hiking
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Type: Hiking Trails, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks
Activities: Hiking
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Canmore, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

This would be a good easy hike before or after visiting the Cave and Basin. Good for children or anyone looking for an easy hike. Only took about half an hour.

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Banff, Alberta, Canada
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115 reviews 115 reviews
83 attraction reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Trail loop is below Cave & Basin. It is a good evening hike across board walks from island to Islands in the Marsh land. Gives different veiws of the mountians but nothing really special about this hiking trail. Again this more a bird watching area than anything else. Sundance Canyon in the same area is more rewarding hike than the... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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71 reviews 71 reviews
38 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Accessed at the cave and basin, the marsh loop is a short little hike, on fairly easy terrain and including a boardwalk where you can view fish and birds from the blind. It can be a little mucky and the weather can change quickly in the mountains, so always dress appropriately for the weather and wear appropriate footwear. A good... More 

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Banff, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Another Town area walk that is good all year long. Watch out for Horse droppings in the summer. This trail can get muddy but has lots of bang for the buck. Be sure to take in the Discovery Trail boardwalk at the Cave and Basin when you're hiking/riding this trail.

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San Diego, California
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80 reviews 80 reviews
29 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

This trail is close to Cave and Basin yet is great place to see waterfowl and several vantage points to get good views of the surrounding mountains. You may also see the water from the hot springs along the trail.

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Edmonton, Canada
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106 reviews 106 reviews
26 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

When you think of Banff you probably think of goats bears elk and caribou but here the focus is on snails. A little boardwalk around the marsh, didn't take long and is worth the trip.

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Leduc, Alberta, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

The boardwalk around the marsh was nice. I didnt like that you had to pay to get into the building though.

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