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    33 m
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    0.8 km
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    Eau Claire Hiking Trail Loop


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    This short and sweet trail is a great way to stretch the legs along Highway 40. The Eau Claire Hiking Loop Trail is an interpretive trail that has educational plaques along the route. The views from here are excellent considering the short distance of this quick stroll.

    Route Description for Eau Claire Hiking Trail Loop

    The Eau Claire Hiking Trail Loop starts in the day-use area below The Fortress mountain in Kananaskis. It is less than 1.0 km with minimal elevation gain. You can choose to hike the trail in either direction. Be sure to read the interpretive signs along the way for an educational experience the entire family can enjoy.

    Getting to the Eau Claire Hiking Trail Loop Trailhead

    Use the exit from the Trans Canada Highway to join Highway 40 and travel southbound for 35.0 km before turning right for the Eau Claire day-use area.

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