Marble Canyon

Difficulty
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Very Easy
Duration
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0.5h
Distance
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1.9 km
Elevation
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31 m
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Overall Rating
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9.9
Physical Difficulty
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Easy (Circle)
Suitable for beginners, families, young children, and those looking for a casual adventure.
Technical Difficulty
This is the average user-submitted rating on the technical difficulty of this route. In general, green is beginner, blue is intermediate, black is advanced/most difficult and double-black is expert-only. It is recommended that users build up to black and double-black routes.
Easy (Circle)
Suitable for beginners, families, young children, and those looking for a casual adventure.
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Panorama of Marble Canyon hike in Kootenay National Park

The Marble Canyon hike in Kootenay National Park is a beautiful hike that follows Marble Canyon, which has been cut by Tokkum Creek. This hike is easily accessible for anyone wishing to get out and enjoy the beauty and power of nature. Several bridges cross over the creek below and really showcase just how much the water has carved deep into the land to create Marble Canyon. This is a great walk in Kootenay NP.

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Route Description for Marble Canyon

The Marble Canyon Hike is an easy hike, and should be on any itinerary for visitors to Banff. The route is easy to follow, and has great views of the surrounding mountains as well as Marble Canyon below. This hike is the perfect place to stretch your legs or take the little ones out for a walk on the drive to or from Radium. It should be noted that while there is fencing on most of the hike, you should plan on holding children’s hands on this hike, as the consequences of a fall past the fence could be significant.

The path around Marble Canyon is well constructed, and takes you from one side of Marble Canyon to the other side. Along the way you have stunning views to the Tokkum River below.

As you follow the well-marked trail, take time to appreciate the beauty of the re-growing forest, and your surroundings.

Once you reach the end of the trail, return, and where possible take paths you didn’t take on the way out.

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Insider Hints for Marble Canyon

  • Combine the Marble Canyon hike with a trip to the Paint Pots for a great day out with kids.
  • Stay at the Marble Canyon campground to get an early start on your day.

Getting to the Marble Canyon Trailhead

From Banff get on the Trans Canada Hwy/AB - 1W for about 30.0 km to Castle Junction, and then take the exit for the 93S signed for Radium Hot Springs. Follow the 93S for 17 m until you reach the Marble Canyon Trailhead on your right.

Route Information

  • When to do

    June - September

  • Backcountry Campsites

    No

  • Pets allowed

    Yes - On Leash

  • Family friendly

    Yes

  • Route Signage

    Average

  • Crowd Levels

    High

  • Route Type

    Out and back

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