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Review of Maligne Canyon

Maligne Canyon
Maligne Road, Jasper, Jasper National Park, Alberta T0E 1E0, Canada
780-852-3583
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Jasper City Sightseeing Tour
Ranked #2 of 14 Attractions in Jasper
Type: Canyons, Hiking Trails, Outdoors
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Hiking
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Owner description: A scenic limestone canyon with waterfalls and walking trails.
Sherwood Park, Canada
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“Awesome”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Love this hike. The views are amazing and the gift shop and restaurant are great. The walk down is great, just be aware it is a climb back to the parking lot. If you don't want to hike all the way, it still is worth the walk to the second bridge.

Visited July 2014
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Farmington, Utah
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“Take your time to enjoy this hike”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This canyon has to be one of the most beautiful places in the park. If you rush through just to get the hike done you'll miss half the intriguing features of the canyon. The fifth bridge has been washed out by high water this spring. Some of the maps show starting at the fifth bridge but that is no longer possible as you will not be able to get across the river. The best trailhead is at the second bridge. I recommend traveling as far as the fourth bridge then returning to the first bridge and back to the beginning. It was especially interesting to watch for underground rivers dumping into the main river below the fourth bridge these underground rivers apparently drained from Medicine Lake upstream through underground limestone tunnels. I would recommend giving yourself a minimum of two hours to fully enjoy the hike.

Visited July 2014
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“Make plenty of time to enjoy this feature”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

There are 4 bridges within an easy stroll but the fifth bridge is a lot further and remember there is only one way back - the way you came! If you have two cars and pretty fit you could leave one car at Bridge 5 or even Bridge 6 car park and walk one way but do make sure the bridges are open otherwise it is a long walk back!

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Parkes, Australia
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“The best Lake in the Area”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Take the Boat!!! Seriously you will not regret it. The amazing views alone are worth it, but the operators are so informative and you find out all sorts of interesting stuff, and then they come sit with you and ask you all about your holiday. Really great trip. Thanks Guys

Visited July 2014
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Edmonton, Canada
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“Been here a dozen times -- still beautiful hike!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Not sure which trail the other reviewer was on, but most of them can have you end up at the bottom of a steep trail going up. Seniors could walk the first part of trail and still see some of the water, but they would not be able to go the whole trail if they had any sort of knee problems or tire easily from the exertion of walking up hill. You can make it a short walk or spend a few hours.
I have been here many times and never tire of this gorgeous location!

Visited June 2014
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