Distance: 730 m (one-way)
Time: 110 – 20 min
Elevation Gain: 3 m
Elevation Loss: 1 m
Technical Rating: Beginner
Physical Rating: Easy
Season: Year round
Permit Required: SORCA trail pass
Marsh Trail is an easy, multi-use trail on a dyke feature meandering through an open marsh area north of The Spit. The trail is mostly all pea gravel along a narrow pathway, offering up some great views and makes for an easily accessible trail for the whole family to enjoy. There are several interpretive signs along its route, providing great insight into the surrounding area and local vegetation.
Ride the Marsh Trail in either direction, parking at the pull off and carpark located on the south end of the Squamish River Dyke Road, near The Spit. The Squamish Spit is the first point of land struck by the strong summer winds; the perfect recipe for wind sports. After your ride consider heading down to the tip of The Spit and sitting on the rocks nearby to watch the kite boarders rip by. This makes for a great family outing.
TRAILHEAD | N49 41.750 W123 10.837
Driving from the south, continue along Highway 99, past Downtown Squamish and the Adventure Centre, until you reach Industrial Way. Turn left. You’ll reach a T intersection at Queens Way, turn Right. Follow Queens way until it curves hard left and becomes Government Road. Follow it 1 km past the train tracks, to a small turn off and sign on your right for The Spit (gravel road). You’ll reach another T, Squamish River Dyke Road, turn left, follow this gravel road until you reach hiking trailhead signs on your left for the Estuary and Marsh Trail.
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