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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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Overlooks Banff and a pleasant drive in the mountains

Takes about 45 minutes to an hour depending on how many times you stop. There are stops that... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Fastphilad
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Mich
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Nice walk up the mountain to obtain a view of Banff and environs

Easy drive up the mountain. There are several places along the road where you can park the car and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
wisniak
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Israel
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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 2 days ago via mobile

Takes about 45 minutes to an hour depending on how many times you stop. There are stops that overlook the Fairmont Hotel, the city of Banff, and the hoodoos. Many other beautiful mountain scenery along the drive. There are many hiking spots along the way...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Easy drive up the mountain. There are several places along the road where you can park the car and begin climbing the trail. Along the way there are very nice viewpoints - but it's best to wait until you get to the top. Then you...More

Thank wisniak
Reviewed 4 days ago

Heavily traveled trail with easy to get to trail head on the edge of town. Tunnel Mtn trail is moderately steep with many switchbacks on a wide well groomed trail. 3/4 way up- many points to view the river valley- towards Banff, Banff Springs Hotel...More

Thank Lisa D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Walked to top on a very, very, hot day but my word it was worth it. The views were stupendous of the valley below and we loved it. We also met some great people and in particular a young couple from Victoria who gave us...More

Thank JCR92
Reviewed 1 week ago

After a view days in Banff surrounded by mountains, you will just want to get away from the shops and climb a mountain. Anyone can do this and it's well worth the effort. Two 12 year olds and myself climbed it in under an hour....More

Thank David4Lisa
Reviewed 1 week ago

Relatively easy trail to the top of Tunnel Mountain. The elevation is steep in some places but it is mostly switchbacks. Very family friendly. On a clear day you have amazing views!

Thank Brian D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tunnel Mountain is a great choice if you want to hike one of the Rocky mountains but didn't have lots of time or fitness for long hike. From downtown Banff, you should be able to do it at a leisurely pace and get back within...More

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We started from the upper trailhead and it took us about 25 minutes to get to the top. We spent about 30-40 minutes at the top walking to different viewpoints and taking pictures. It's a beautiful view of Banff and the surrounding mountains. We went...More

Thank Shelly M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tunnel Mountain was a good hike and offer the view of the town on one site and the other site was blocked by trees. You need to walk further up to the red chair location where the blocked site open up. The day we were...More

Thank MenglembuMag
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's the most popular hike in Banff, takes 2-3 hours, I wouldn't say it was a hard one, but have proper shoes and water. The views are beautiful. Buy a snack or a cold drink before climbing and then have a small picnic at the...More

Thank Vinettta
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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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