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“Nice overlook of Banff area”

Tunnel Mountain Trail
Ranked #6 of 79 things to do in Banff
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prior lake mn
Level 6 Contributor
96 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Nice overlook of Banff area”
Reviewed 9 November 2013

This hike is very accessible and rewards you with some great vistas of Banff, Mt. Rundle and the Banff Springs Fairmont. We hiked from the Fairmont for ~5 mile round trip but you can park at lots at trail head to make it a much shorter walk (~1 mile to peak) or walk from town. There is a nice elevation gain and there are switchbacks but nothing too challenging. Trails were snow covered when we went up but never was worried about footing/safety

Visited November 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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“GREAT hike”
Reviewed 31 October 2013

Hike that most anyone can do. The steepest part is at the very beginning. Amazing views of mountains and Banff. This is one of my favourites!

Visited October 2013
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Neenah, Wisconsin, United States
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“Mountain Climbing for the Everyman”
Reviewed 26 October 2013 via mobile

I wouldn't exactly say I am in the shape of my life, so this was a bit of challenge, but not insurmountable. The use of switchbacks make this climb do-able in about 1.5hrs for those less in shape. Don't get me wrong - we encountered several small children who were clamoring up the hillside with ease.

The view was totally worth it though! My wife despises hiking and even she had to admit that it was a worthwhile experience. Plenty of amazing picture opps on all sides of the summit.

Being in the middle of town, this is a quick stop that is easy to get to and can quickly be tackled in the morning after a hearty breakfast.

Visited October 2013
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Nanaimo, Canada
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“Wonderful View”
Reviewed 20 September 2013

Nice, moderate hike up a trail with switchbacks, with good views along the way and from the top. Trail can be hiked by even out-of-shape people, since you can stop and rest at every switchback. Well worth it!

Visited July 2013
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Columbia City IN
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“Worth the hike uphill”
Reviewed 11 September 2013

It was a steep walk uphill, but it was so worth the views. We are 65 and we hiked this trail one morning. It took us about 2 hours round trip. Great photo opportunities!! Take a walking stick or trecking pole...helps with the climb!

Visited September 2013
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