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Classic quick hike

We hiked to the top in early December and the conditions were good and the views are always... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Snoozie P
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Whitehorse
Good view of the town

The view from the top is breathtaking from the top of the mountian and it really good. It took... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
adbj f
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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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All reviews great hike easy hike moderate hike golf course switch backs adirondack chairs bring water elevation gain both sides mount rundle great views from the top hour hike banff town well worth the effort surrounding mountains short hike close to town
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We hiked to the top in early December and the conditions were good and the views are always impressive on a clear day.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Snoozie P
Reviewed 1 week ago

The view from the top is breathtaking from the top of the mountian and it really good. It took about an hour and half

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank adbj f
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This trail offers some excellent hiking and views of Banff, but don't go here if you want to be alone with nature. I've hiked it twice in the past three years and each time it was pretty crowded.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank tkelly7
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Easily accessible and mildly challenging trail/hike up tunnel mountain within the town of Banff. Very enjoyable hike that offered many excellent views of Banff and the surrounding valley and mountains from various points along the trail. Be prepared to take a series of brief breaks...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Peter W
Reviewed 4 November 2018

Saw some wild animals, really really nice view in the morning with the sunrise, on both sides ! Quite easy to go up, it's not really steep, and you can even run down if you're careful !

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank torymaro
Reviewed 1 November 2018

Tunnel Mountain is a definite no brainer if you have kids or grandparents in town. This hike has nice and easy switch back trails the whole way to the top where a gorgeous view of the townsite and surrounding mountian ranges await. Take a picnic...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank MelvinMeander
Reviewed 29 October 2018

It took us about 40 min to make it to the top of Tunnel Mountain. The beginning parts of the trail are a little steep, but they taper of into a nice steady incline. Make sure you wear good shoes and bring water. At the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Valerie K
Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

It took me around 1 hour to climb up to the summit. First part was a bit struggle for me cause I hadn't regularly done exercise at that point, and some part were quite stiff. But in general, it was a moderate hike. Not too...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Nguyet L
Reviewed 22 October 2018

Around 1h30 to climb. Intermediate level of difficulty. Nice people all along. On a clear day, beautiful view !

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank amyisa
Reviewed 15 October 2018

Conveniently located trailhead. I did this in October and it was slightly icy but still doable with the adequate shoes. Moderate difficulty. The trail is well marked and easy to follow. Great views of Banff and the surrounding area from the top.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Joann N
9 May 2018|
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Response from BenLar137 | Reviewed this property |
This is a great family trail. The trail is well built and maintained, with an easy slope. We've seen people of all ages manage it. Also, it is very popular, so you will likely always have people about. And the views are a... More
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JBRetired
14 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 mickyg2013 | 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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