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Stop to see the Hoodoos

These are great and you must stop to see them. We had snow flurries during our visit and the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Jacksonville, Florida
Another nice trail

My wife and I hiked the Hoodoos Trail and several others to make for a longer hiking experience... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Buffalo Street | Surprise Corner Viewpoint parking lot, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L, Canada
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Reviewed 5 days ago

These are great and you must stop to see them. We had snow flurries during our visit and the Hoodoos were beautiful looking down at the valley. You could see Banff Springs Hotel and lots of other landmarks. We got to see the snow flakes...More

Thank sandramerwin
Reviewed 1 week ago

We hiked the Hoodoos Trail starting at Surprise Corner – the trail head was a bit hard to find and the trail was not that well posted and none of our maps showed the location of the hoodoos. We had no idea how far it...More

Thank Whistledown
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I hiked the Hoodoos Trail and several others to make for a longer hiking experience. We started at Banff Surprise corner, hiked up thru the Hoodoos trail and well out onto the Toe Hoodoo Trail. Much of the trail except the part...More

Thank ccrowe3
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a short uphill walk on a paved path that leads to the observation deck. Off to the left are the hoodoos - often described as having a totem pole-shaped body. As you look at them, they do fit the description - tall, thin spire...More

Thank Disneybus
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quite an amazing natural wonder. My host took me there and so glad that I was able to see them. I would have liked to ask more questions as there was limited info on site

Thank DianaJHK
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A short walk to see some very interesting rock formations. It's not far to get there from the car park. The views are lovely.

Thank izyphotos
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A nice walk and nice views where the Hoodoos are. These rock formations is worth the walk! You can also drive almost all the way to se them. (a 50-100m walk) So it`s reachable by car as well :)

Thank soldolphin66
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I guess if you're just out for a pleasant day in the area this is as good a place for a short walk as any, and if you haven't seen hoodoos before, this is a good opportunity. However, hoodoos occur in lots of other places...More

Thank Joe H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a relatively short walk on a planned route and the view of those giant rock formations is really rewarding.

Thank sarasagiv
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The trail has two parts - first one is actual Hoodoos (sharp stone formations) viewing part, near Tunnel Mountain Campground. The second part is descent down to Banff city, which also very nice and has excellent views of Bow River and mountains surrounding Banff. It's...More

Thank nasuella
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