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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
+1 403-762-8421
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Beautiful Winter Walk...must have cleats!

My husband and I decided to take a mid morning stroll up Tunnel Mountain last week and it was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Eilish88
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Calgary, Canada
Great little hike

A really nice short hike from town. Good exercise on the way up and a splendid view as a reward... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Trekbud
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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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“great hike” (42 reviews)
“easy hike” (32 reviews)
“moderate hike” (17 reviews)
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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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+1 403-762-8421
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I decided to take a mid morning stroll up Tunnel Mountain last week and it was lovely. You can set your own pace. Some people jog it up and down, others walk as we did. It was very icy in spots but...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A really nice short hike from town. Good exercise on the way up and a splendid view as a reward. The trail can be icy in places in the spring so it is worth wearing cat tracks on your shoes if you have them and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved every bit of this hike and the views from the top were spectacular. I always find the Rockies so much more dramatic with snow on them, and today was stunning. At this time of year the trail offered us a couple dry patches, mud,...More

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Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

We hiked up Tunnel while in town a few days ago. For many people this is a short easy hike. It does, however, involve an elevation gain of 300 m (equivalent of climbing 75 flights of stairs according to our fitbits), which is significant if...More

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

If you are looking for an easy hike right next to downtown of Banff, this one is for you. The way up takes only slightly over 30 minutes. If you take your time and enjoy the views along the way, which you should, count with...More

Thank Jan M
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Reviewed 18 February 2018

A great quick little hike for some intro cardio, great views and you can be back down in time for brunch!

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Reviewed 18 February 2018

This is a good little hike with great views along the way and at the top. Well maintained and used trail. Be ready for changing weather conditions and a slippery trail if there is snow.

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

It takes about 1 hour to get to the top of Tunnel Mountain. At the top you have wonderful views of the Banff township, Banff Springs hotel and the whole valley. It is steep in places but stop, rest, walk slowly and you will get...More

Thank Lynn W
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Reviewed 13 January 2018

To be honest, it is hard to top adr82's review of last week which gives a detailed overview of this walk. I will add that most hotels will have a map of winter walks which is very useful.

1  Thank david n
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Reviewed 2 January 2018

This is a perfect way to spend a morning or afternoon if you're not keen on doing one of the longer hikes in the area. You can easily walk out from the town centre to the start of the trail, and from there the whole...More

2  Thank adr82
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JBRetired
15 March 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
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Micheal W
4 January 2018|
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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
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Micheal W
4 January 2018|
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Response from Shelly M | Reviewed this property |
Not sure but I would guess so!
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