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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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June Banf Visit

Climb rate was fairly easy, though expect to get a lot of Sun, so a hat is helpful. Several nice... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Steve K
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Greensboro, United States
Not worth the stop

Thought this was a waste of time. Just to stand and wait for a train is ridiculous. Nothing to... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Harriet590
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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  • Average6%
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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 3 weeks ago

Climb rate was fairly easy, though expect to get a lot of Sun, so a hat is helpful. Several nice views on the way to the summit.

Thank Steve K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Thought this was a waste of time. Just to stand and wait for a train is ridiculous. Nothing to see. Really don't know why this attraction is recommended

Thank Harriet590
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This trail is good for an afternoon stroll to see great views both North and South of Banff. Allow about 2-3 hours return from the summit and bring a lunch. There is a great picnic site on the top at the end of the trail....More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our first hike in Banff. Rewarding view at at the top 1500+ feet high. Foggy at times. Enjoyed every minute of it.

Thank cyrillota
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hike gives you a great view of the town of Banff and the surrounding areas. It is an easy hike to do in the evening after dinner to help burn off the calories. You can start the hike in town or drive up the...More

Thank B H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice short but challenging hike here. Good one to warm up with! Parking here was a challenge as well, but it is Canada's 150th!!!

Thank Jodi P
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is OK but not in the top five for hikes. There are so many to choose from it is not a must see. But it is easy to access from the downtown area. It can be a comfortable afternoon walk.

Thank mike t
Reviewed 14 July 2017

so very busy people enjoying the free parks pass, and celebrating Canada 150 saw elk, and the odd deer, ot much else

Thank Douglas H
Reviewed 13 July 2017

The hike itself is quite steep which offers a great challenge, especially with the beautiful views at the peak looking down on the town of Banff and further afield. I saw all ages take part on this trail.

Thank ebrillwen1
Reviewed 13 July 2017

This is one of the shortest hikes in Banff and relatively close to the town. The hike is good and see people of all ages along the trail. Even though Banff is pretty busy this summer, the trail was quiet when we went up which...More

Thank Annalee D
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4familyCalgary
19 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
23 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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