Marl Lake Trail

EASY 23 reviews

Marl Lake Trail is a 3.2 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Kananaskis, Alberta, Canada that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.2 km
ELEVATION GAIN
80 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

5 days ago

Great beginner hike.

walking
2 months ago

This is a great trail to take children on.
I carried my 3 month old and we also had a 5 year old with us. The signage was not great, which is my only complaint. We took a 40 min detour down the bike path by accident. But no big deal. Marl lake was totally worth it once we got there. The water was sooooo clean and refreshing. The washroom facilities are super well kept. There are also lots of benches for resting (or changing diapers lol) we will be back again soon

snowshoeing
5 months ago

Very pleasant snowshoeing circuit. Fairly easy for kids and not busy at all. Great views once you get to Marl Lake.

walking
Monday, August 07, 2017

A nice walking trail - the mosquitoes were pretty bad so I'd definitely bring bug spray. There was a grizzly in the area at the time we were just coming back and they were closing off the trail.
I like that it's a longer paved trail - my son who is in a wheelchair loved being included in one of our hikes and it was easy to push him - not much of an elevation gain.

hiking
Friday, July 07, 2017

Easy hike with 7 year old from Elkwood campground around various fens and Marl Lake. Lots of mosquitoes, wildflowers and a pair of loons.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Easy trail with beautiful view, perfect for leisure and family with kids or seniors :) the trail entry was little tricky, its besides the show area with the hiking & wheelchair sign, not the bicycle sign one.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Snowshoed this Feb 2014. Good trail snow, great views of lake, mountains and snow-laden trees. Not too busy and those there were friendly and out for a relaxing time. Easy and not much vertical. No mosquitoes!

trail running
Thursday, August 07, 2014

We were staying at Elkwood campground in August 2014 and decided to do this short walk on a lazy sunny day. Well, we did not walk this trail, we ran it! Mosquitoes were absolutely unbearable even though we used repellents. It is an interpretive trail with info posts and benches all along it and the lake view is very nice, but we did not get to enjoy any of it as we were surrounded by thousands of hungry mosquitoes. So don't forget your repellent if you are brave and may be go in mosquito-free season.

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