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Marsh Loop Trail

Cave & Basin National Historic Site parking lot, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Scenic easy walk near the Cave and Basin Museum

This was a great place for an afternoon walk with the family. The trail is nearly all flat, and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
adventuremom28
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Canmore, Canada
Short easy walk

The museum is much more interesting than this easy walk which follows a river but there are some... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lawito
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Naples, Florida
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good35%
  • Average21%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible4%
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“safe walk” (2 reviews)
“horse riders” (2 reviews)
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Cave & Basin National Historic Site parking lot, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday

This was a great place for an afternoon walk with the family. The trail is nearly all flat, and winds it's way around the marsh and along the river. Watch out for horse poo on the trail(LOTS), so don't wear your best shoes! ;) Be...More

Thank adventuremom28
Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is much more interesting than this easy walk which follows a river but there are some nice views.

Thank Lawito
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were disappointed with Cave and Basin by comparison with other similar destinations but we had a walk, adding on the loop.

Thank Ann F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Easy hike, mostly flat, short, can do it with Cave and Basin visit easily, and has multiple lookouts along the Bow River for photos. Didn't see wild life this time except for squirrels.

Thank Vincent H
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Beautiful scenery and a lovely walk. Easy to manage when walking with little kids. Lots of nice lookouts and spots with benches to rest

Thank jillmw2015
Reviewed 4 August 2017

We took this trail after visiting Cave and Basin, because it was recommended as a family-friendly, easy trail. While both are true, we also shared the trail with lots of wildlife - it is the horse trail for one of the local stables, and it...More

Thank bethal17
Reviewed 18 July 2017

There is a very nice, flat paved trail through a wooded area that isn't particularly scenic. With all the things to see in Banff, it seems like a shame. However, along the paved trail is a large dirt trail used for horse rides, so the...More

Thank Julie F
Reviewed 29 June 2017

This trail is mostly gravel and boring. Also, lots of horse waste on the trail. No signage along the way to know if you are on the right path.

Thank dleigl
Reviewed 27 June 2017

We visited the Cave and Basin historical center and wanted to go on a short family hike so we chose this one. I think we were just underwhelmed because we had been on some amazing hikes in Banff before coming to this one. This trail...More

Thank lajb
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

This is an eBird hotspot. This loop is accessed from the Cave and Basin Historic Site parking lot. It's an easy walk, part paved and part dirt trail. I visited mid June and saw and heard a short list of birds: common yellowthroat (many), ruby...More

Thank Eric G
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