Best trails in Banff

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Looking for a great trail near Banff, Alberta? AllTrails has 64 great hiking trails, running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails in Banff National Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Grotto Mountain Provincial Recreation Area. Gearing up for a challenge? There are 30 hard trails in Banff ranging from 5.7 to 75.2 miles and from 4,511 to 9,885 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Banff
Top trails (64)
#1 - Johnston Canyon to Ink Pots
Banff National Park
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Length: 7.3 mi • Est. 4 h 17 m
Great views and a really unique walk up to the falls along the canyon on a well kept trail. Be aware that the trail is narrow at times and can be extremely busy. It is best to get here super early aShow more
#2 - Tunnel Mountain Trail
Banff National Park
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Length: 2.8 mi • Est. 1 h 43 m
Tunnel Mountain is a short hike to an amazing viewpoint on top of the mountain overlooking the town of Banff and surrounding scenery. The trail begins from Tunnel Mountain Drive in Banff. It follows aShow more
#3 - Sulphur Mountain Trail
Banff National Park
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Length: 6.3 mi • Est. 4 h 11 m
Sulphur Mountain Trail is an alpine switchback pathway which leads to the summit ridge of Sulphur Mountain. The mountain is based in Banff National Park in the Canadian Rockies and overlooks the smallShow more
#4 - Cory Pass
Banff National Park
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Length: 8.1 mi • Est. 5 h 51 m
Definitely for the experienced hiker, not for the faint at heart nor anyone with a fear of heights. We recommend doing it as suggested- clockwise. Counterclockwise would provide a very precarious deceShow more
#5 - C Level Cirque Trail
Banff National Park
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Length: 5.7 mi • Est. 3 h 58 m
The upper bank parking lot is closed from November to April so you have to walk 3km to it- see waypoints for lower parking lot location. Moderate trail winding through forest and old mining buildingsShow more
#6 - Mount Rundle Summit Trail
Banff National Park
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Length: 11.1 mi • Est. 8 h 19 m
A long difficult trip through the trees to the dragons back spine and on your way up to the very best views of the Banff Valley. Parks Canada provides a detailed route description in Climber's Guide Show more
#7 - Bourgeau Lake Trail
Banff National Park
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Length: 10.9 mi • Est. 7 h 12 m
Bourgeau Lake Trail is a 10.9 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Banff, Alberta, Canada that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity optioShow more
#8 - Healy Pass Trail
Banff National Park
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Length: 11.4 mi • Est. 6 h 34 m
Healy Pass Trail is a 11.4 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Banff, Alberta, Canada that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options Show more
#9 - Mount Bourgeau Trail
Banff National Park
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Length: 13.5 mi • Est. 9 h 17 m
This scenic hike takes in lakes, waterfalls, wildlife and amazing views of the town of Banff. This is a classic hike with a 360-degree view. Well worth the climb.Show more
#10 - Rock Isle Lake via Sunshine
Banff National Park
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Length: 5 mi • Est. 2 h 42 m
The lakes loop is different from most hikes in the area as you start at the top and work your way down so the steep part is on the return. It's a nice easy hike with lots to see from the lakes, to tShow more
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