Marl Lake Trail

Difficulty
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Easy
Duration
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1h
Distance
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3.2 km
Elevation
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80 m
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Directions to Trailhead

The Marl Lake trail is a moderately trafficked trail near Lower Kananaskis Lake that is accessible for all abilities. It has almost no elevation gain and follows a well-maintained path through the woods to the lake before turning back.

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Route Description for Marl Lake Trail

Marl Lake trail is a very short, easy stroll that is a great choice for hikers of all abilities. If you are staying at any of the surrounding campgrounds, this is a great hour-long trail to take with your group. From the parking lot, follow the signs for Marl Lake for 1.6 km before reaching the lake. The trail is forested and very well-signed. It is worth it to spend some time relaxing by the lake before turning back.

Getting to the Marl Lake Trail Trailhead

Take Highway 40 southbound from the Trans Canada Highway for 50.0 km and turn right onto Kananaskis Lakes Trail. Follow this towards Kananaskis Lakes, and turn left after 6.5 km towards Elkwood Campground. Drive past the campground for 500 m to the Marl Lake trailhead.

Route Information

  • When to do

    May-October

  • Backcountry Campsites

    No

  • Pets allowed

    Yes - On Leash

  • Family friendly

    Yes

  • Route Signage

    Average

  • Crowd Levels

    Moderate

  • Route Type

    Lollipop

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