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Address: Cave & Basin National Historic Site parking lot, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Activities: Hiking

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Nice small walk through the marsh

This is a nice walk through the marsh, great for families. There is a visitor center at the beginning of the lop to have lunch, use the restroom, etc.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 7, 2015
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Redondo Beach, California
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Naicam, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

We went on this trail with our young kids with the hopes of seeing some wildlife - fish, birds or even bugs - but we found NOTHING!! In fact, the dirty path was covered in horse manure so you spent most of the time watching to ensure you didn't plant your foot in a fresh pile!! And the smell was... More 

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Redondo Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This is a nice walk through the marsh, great for families. There is a visitor center at the beginning of the lop to have lunch, use the restroom, etc.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Nice easy walk in tarmac and dirt track. It rained... But beautiful views of the river. Saw a bear cub, elk and deer.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

So here is a walk that doesn't involve hiking, climbing (I do recall some stairs though) and still takes you away from the hustle and bustle of the town. The area is also renowned for a variety of local birds including a few rare species. You'll also find yourself alongside the river which is gorgeous. This is a place my... More 

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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Walked this trail, so nice, so much to see. Amazing views and the different things you see, very nice.

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Edmonton, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Wonderful walk through marshland fed by the hot spring at Cave and Basin, as such a more interesting walk in the winter when the hot water environment more clearly contrasts with the cold land climate. Interesting that the native fish species has largely been displaced by Black Mollies, a tropical aquarium fish. I understand from my wife who grew up... More 

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Canmore, Canada
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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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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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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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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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Address: Cave & Basin National Historic Site parking lot, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Banff National Park  >  Banff

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