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Tunnel Mountain Trail

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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A hazy day

I would suspect that the hike during better weather could be different. Unfortunately when we... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ming G
Nice drive in town

Nice drive up and around mountain. Some nice views. Would have liked to look around a bit more, but... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
loretta s
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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 1 week ago

I would suspect that the hike during better weather could be different. Unfortunately when we walked the trails that day, the entire valley was really hazy.

Thank Ming G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice drive up and around mountain. Some nice views. Would have liked to look around a bit more, but time was not on our side

Thank loretta s
Reviewed 1 week ago

The trial is pretty short: 30 min walk. Once you reach the top you have a nice view on both sides of the mountain: 1 on Banff, 1 on the highway #1 going to Canmore, including a golf, forests, mountains, ...

Thank sdt_lyon
Reviewed 1 week ago

Did the 300m ascent on a hot day in September. The views from the trail and the summit were definitely worth it. It's a steep climb, especially at the beginning, so come prepared.

Thank Lerxst07
Reviewed 1 week ago

This trail is one of my favorites in Banff (the actual city of Banff). It does have an incline, which isn't too bad, but it definitely isn't super easy. You are going up an incline, so depending on your fitness it can be just a...More

Thank HTownMelBell
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Such a beautiful hike! We got to the top in about an hour, and found a lovely quiet spot to sit and enjoy the view. Good beginner hike. Busy but, still enjoyable. Enjoyed the red chairs at the top.

Thank Kathryn S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

With several vantage points along this trail there are plenty of opportunities to capture that essential photo of the Rockies.

Thank Michelle P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A fairly easy safe walk up this mountain, taking around an hour to the top. Good views of Banff and surrounding area. Unfortunately, the only way down is the same path as going up. Suitable for young children. An enjoyable walk.

Thank Maxine R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

45 minutes should get most reasonably fit people to the top of the mountain which offers great views over Banff. We set off about 08:30 walking from our hotel and met a couple of people on the climb. Coming down was a different story. By...More

Thank Sally_Tim
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tunnel mountain overlooks the town of Banff and is a moderate hike of around an hour to the top (depending on how often you stop to take photos). Views of the town are very good and keep your eyes peeled for the wildlife en-route. We...More

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4familyCalgary
18 September 2015|
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Response from gfmOhio | Reviewed this property |
Saw very little wildlife. Tunnel Trail was a gentle uphill. It was done at 10 in morning. We crossed paths with others who lived in area. It was our first hike upon arriving in Banff. Again. Very little wildlife viewing... More
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cafebear
22 June 2015|
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Response from lauriebrandon |
Yes, there are signs directing tourists from the city center to the trail. We were staying in a hotel in town and walked to the trail head from there.
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