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Tunnel Mountain Trail

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Address: 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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Healthy hike, great views

This is a moderate trail - some steep-ish sections, but mostly just like climbing a steep street (you won't need mountaineering boots or poles). Might be a bit much for young... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Perth, Australia
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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a moderate trail - some steep-ish sections, but mostly just like climbing a steep street (you won't need mountaineering boots or poles). Might be a bit much for young families and grandparents. Generally a well maintained path. Views close to the top are breathtaking and you can spend just as long absorbing them as you did climbing the... More 

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Banff
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Easy access from town (driving or walking), comfortable and wide trail, a one-hour hike up to the top of the Tunnel Mountain. Great views from the beginning of the trail. Even if you don't have time to go all the way to the top, it is a worthwhile trail.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

The tunnel mountain trail is one of the shortest to do in Banff. Anyone who hadn't hiked before might want to do a few practise ones on there. The hike is steep at times, but doable, especially when you know there isn't long to the top. The view are truly incredible, some good ones before you even reach the top.

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

The Tunnel Mountain Trail is a great way to discover Banff and it's surroundings. It is not a too demanding hike and it is reachable within minutes from the center of Banff. And from the top of Tunnel Mountain, the panoramic view on the town of Banff, the Bow River and the surrounding mountains is amazing.

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alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

My wife, my seven-year-old and I hiked this trail to the top of Tunnel Mountain from just above the Banff Centre. It was a bit more of a hike than we bargained for, but once we started we couldn't stop until we got to the top. There were many people on the trail, some even jogging it. The trail is... More 

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St. Albert, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

We started this hike by walking down the road to the entrance of the campground. The campground is closed and the road is closed to cars. About a 15 minute walk on the scenic road gets you to the trail head. Very nice trail with lots of people on it. Young, old it's a nice hike for all with great... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

This walk took my husband and I about an hour up and half an hour down. It was fairly easy as the incline is not much, but this makes it tiring because you feel like you're walking a long way without going up much. Pretty good view from the top. The trail is well maintained and easy to follow.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

This is a gem of a hiking trail and good for families. It is a short trail to the top, but depending where you start, you will feel the elevation. Still the rewards at the top are worth the effort. If you want to avoid some steeper elevation, start at the Tunnel Mountain Road point higher up than Julian Road.... More 

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State College, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

One get a very good flavor of the Rockies. The trail winds about giving a good city and the river view. A very good hike.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

I did this by myself and found it a little challenging but not too difficult,the narrowness of the path in some places demands you watch where you place your feet.I started at eight arriving for great views and a feeling of satisfaction.

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