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    Estuary Trail

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    4.3 km
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    7 m
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    Estuary Trail

    The Estuary Trail is a short but scenic hiking route in Squamish that will take you through the beautiful wetlands and provides the opportunity to view local wildlife. Along the trail you will be able to view the unique marshy landscape as it stands in juxtaposition to the rugged mountain peaks surrounding you. This is a great outing for the entire family.

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    Route Description for Estuary Trail

    The Estuary Trail is a scenic hike through the Skwelwil’em Squamish Estuary Wildlife Management Area that offers beautiful views over the wetland landscape as well as the nearby mountain peaks across the Squamish River. Hikers along the trail will be able to see all sorts of wildlife ranging from various bird species to black bears. Because of this, hikers should make sure to travel in groups and bring bear spray when out on this hiking route.

    The trail itself is made up of very flat terrain and is paved in order to provide accessibility to families with strollers and persons with limited mobility, making it the perfect route for hikers of all ages and skill levels. Views along the trail are picturesque and sweep across the flat landscape only to be interrupted by the rugged mountains that frame the Squamish Valley, such as the iconic Stawamus Chief to the southeast. This short trek is an easy outing to fill a few spare hours if you are in the Squamish area.

    Getting to the Estuary Trail Trailhead

    To reach the parking area for the Estuary Trail from Squamish Municipal Hall, drive southwest on 2 Ave and turn right onto Main St. Continue on for 250 m and park your car along the side of the street. Continue west on foot and make your way around the roundabout, passing behind the buildings to the left to locate the trailhead.

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    • Pets allowed

      Yes - On Leash

    • Family friendly


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      Out and back

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