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Tunnel Mtn Trail - Great Views

On a clear day with a couple hours to spare this is a great hike for birdseye views of the greater... read more

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Michelle H
Charlotte, North Carolina
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Great morning hike

Tunnel Mountain didn't disappoint. It wasn't too busy on the way up (around 9am) but there were a... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Toronto, Canada
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lower trailhead on St. Julien Road, near the Banff Centre | upper trailhead on Tunnel Mountain Drive, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Reviewed today via mobile

On a clear day with a couple hours to spare this is a great hike for birdseye views of the greater Banff area. Switchbacks and well maintained trail make for a pleasant hike for various skill levels with numerous lookouts on the climb with great...More

Thank Michelle H
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Tunnel Mountain didn't disappoint. It wasn't too busy on the way up (around 9am) but there were a lot of people on their way up when I was descending. Easy hike with some switchbacks, amazing 360 degree views on the way up.

Thank danniedee21
Reviewed 1 week ago

The trail starts on St Julien Rd. and ascends all the way up to Tunnel Mountain summit. Good views of the city and surroundings. Tip: the trail is packed with tourists, so come early and bring water and hiking shoes, it's a long way up.

Thank nasuella
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our first hike, easy to access because it's right in town. The path was OK, lot's of gravel and lot's of switchbacks. We thought the trail could've been better maintained. The views are nice, especially of the Bow River but, we learned, there were much...More

Thank capngrey
Reviewed 1 week ago

Did this as a s short walk to kill some time. Not that strenuous, nor particularly rewarding when you consider what is on offer just outside of town.

Thank alannsarah
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a fun hike to do. It does have an incline but the views are very nice and it is close to town.

Thank kknwv
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We walked this trail while in Banff. It took us about an hour and fifteen minutes to get to the top. We took some breaks along the way due to the altitude but it was worth the trip. Make sure you wear hiking shoes as...More

Thank cjj1956
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took my 8 and 9 year olds up the trail (starting at the midpoint trail head) and to be honest wasn't sure if they could do it five minutes in. But they hit theri stride and frankly outpaced many adults on the path. Its...More

Thank Oilerman
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I did this hike on a hot and smokey morning. The trail is not super long but there is an incline to it. It gets pretty steep at parts and because of the smoke, the air quality wasn’t great. We found this...More

1  Thank Jvalliant
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Go up the tunnel mount trail to enjoy spectacular views over Banff. The trail is well marked and can be classified as moderate, do pay heed to warnings over environment regeneration and dealing with wild life.

Thank GS S
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Joann N
May 8, 2018|
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Response from BenLar137 | Reviewed this property |
This is a great family trail. The trail is well built and maintained, with an easy slope. We've seen people of all ages manage it. Also, it is very popular, so you will likely always have people about. And the views are a... More
March 14, 2018|
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Response from BenLar137 | Reviewed this property |
For Tunnel Mountain Trail, the likelihood of a bear encounter is low, not impossible, but low. We have bear spray always with us, but always rely on our own noise (chatter, and just calling out frequently) to alert all... More
Micheal W
January 3, 2018|
Response from Micky G | Reviewed this property |
Hi It depends on the weather. Assuming there is no snow- it is possible. But I can't say it is going to be easy. Enjoy it