Tunnel Mountain Trail

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Tunnel Mountain Trail
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JFLeBlanc
Moncton, Canada3,288 contributions
Apr. 2022 • Couples
Recently came here to do this hike. Hike is average, but steep in some places. There was a good amount of ice as well, so clamps is highly suggested as you could easily slip.

Views up the mountain is great and worth it!

You wont be disapointed.
Written April 5, 2022
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tina11
Cambridge, Ontario43 contributions
Jan. 2022
Decided to hike up Tunnel Mountain on our off day of skiing. I recommend wearing ice cleats and bring hand warmers as it is absolutely freezing at the top! Definitely worth the hike as you get to see the mountains on the other side when you reach the end of the trail.
Written January 10, 2022
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Wendy F
Winnipeg, Canada16 contributions
Dec. 2021 • Couples
We parked at the high spot near the outlook of the Fairmont. We didn’t know there were 2 lots. Incredibly icy at the onset of the stairs and many people turned back. We forged ahead, in runners, and it was well worth it. After the first 5mins or so the trail was packed and easily navigable. Views were beautiful. We saw only one way finding sign on the way in which we continued past. We eventually hit the highway and here is where we lost track of the trail. We turned back at this point and followed the trail back along the highway but still very nice and we encountered about 12 elk along the way which was incredible. We didn’t come across any other way finding signs and came out at the road which unfortunately took us over an hour to find our way back to the car and we had to ask directions. GPS and All Trails were no help at this point and took us to the lower parking lot. Unfortunately we missed most of the return trail and we didn’t come across the red Adirondack chairs or a waterfall as others mentioned. Not sure where things went wrong but more signage is needed. Otherwise a beautiful trail and we would try again,
Written December 3, 2021
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Dale R
Pasadena, TX134 contributions
Oct. 2021
This hike was rated easy but for a 63 year old in average health it sure left me winded. Some parts were tricky to navigate with my big feet as well. Some of the locals ran all the way up and down multiple times while we struggled to make it once so if you are in above average shape that may be a great way to get your daily exercise. On the whole however, it was good exercise for us too and provided some great views. At the top there are two really big wooden red chairs to sit in while you survey the valley below. Nice touch.
Written November 4, 2021
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Allen B
Regina, Canada93 contributions
Oct. 2021 • Family
We really enjoyed the gondola ride and the walk at the top. The kids are 4, 7 and 10 and they all did the whole walk. The views are stunning.
Written October 16, 2021
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namabeer
Toronto, Canada239 contributions
Oct. 2021
This is a quick hike up to the top. You can start higher up but few parking spots in the upper parking lots (maybe like 7 cars) If not then start lower. There is a few switch backs the quick walk to the top. The backside is Mt Rundle and golf course. There are some cliffs where you may see rock climbers. Further up to top gets you a nice unobstructed view of Banff town below and Banff Hotel and Sulfur mountain . Nice place to pack a lunch. there's even 2 red Muscoka chairs up there. Quick walk back down. It's a great little hike if you need to kill a few hrs.
Written October 7, 2021
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LizzyB
Hamilton, Canada78 contributions
Sep. 2021 • Friends
NOT AN EASY HIKE as advertised. It is straight incline with no reprieve and the decline on way down is even more difficult. Amazing views. Saw deer and elk (a male with multiple females and babies who were being flushed back up the hill into the bush by Range staff, as male is in rut mode and protecting his ladies). Multiple entrance options: main one had good sized parking lot. For average person in average shape, takes approximately 90 minutes to complete back to starting point.
Written September 22, 2021
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Mark K
Edmonton, Canada282 contributions
Aug. 2021
The hike was easy and quick to hike. The views at the top are amazing!!! We even did it on a rainy day and still found it wonderful!
Written August 24, 2021
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lisammclean
Guelph, Canada42 contributions
Aug. 2021 • Family
Nice views of Banff from up high but the trail itself is dusty, steeper incline without much variation. This is clearly one of the more travelled hikes in Banff, but we preferred views from the more difficult version of Grassi Lakes in Canmore.
Written August 11, 2021
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Alexander H
72 contributions
Jul. 2021
It's a good trail to do on like arrival day...it's not super long nor super difficult (rated moderate) and it is close to downtown Banff...I would not make a point of doing this on anything other than like a partial day in the city.
Written August 2, 2021
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