Explore the most popular kid friendly trails near Banff with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Awesome trail for a quick hike. The views are rewarding.

Excellent hike, good trails, dry, well marked, Ink Pools very rewarding, lots of opportunities to get great pics.
16 kms round trip.

Great hike. Good elevation and awesome views of Banff and surrounding area.

Great little hike. I would recommend going early to beat the crowds. Wouldn’t be a bad trail to run either

It was a nice hike hike...easy though

First time on Tunnel, great little hike! Dry and busy. Amazing views

Took our 10 month old up in the pack and it was the perfect trail for that. Not overly exerting and great views. Very accessible and well maintained trails.

First time hiking tunnel mountain. It was a Friday evening at 6:30, the sky was clear and very little breeze with a temp of about 12c. It was prefect. Looked out to the east at the mountain range, Bow river and Lake Loiuse golf course. It was less than a hour with quick breaks. There’s a sitting area with two chairs but go further to the rock slab. Beautiful view. Had a nice snack and others took our group picture. The walk down took 25 minutes. Prefect hike.

trail running
5 days ago

Great place to go for a few hours. Nothing overly difficult. Very busy most days

A really good beginner to moderate hike

Amazing canyon to hike through. The mountains, falls and ink pots are all must sees. Not too difficult and the trail is well maintained. Bring plenty of water and trail snacks. Enjoy the beauty within these Northern Rockies!

9 days ago

Finally got to do this one. Nice little hike very accessible and trail is in great condition. Views can't be beat 2 hrs well spend.

States on the board an hour walk. It took us 20 mins. It’s a nice river side walk. Very easy!

10 days ago

Great hike with very nice views.

Short, good afternoon hike

Hiked to Inkpots early May, few spots with ice. Beautiful hike.

11 days ago

Good but too many mosquitoes in late summer

Once you get past the tourist hoards it’s great. I love the ink pots.

It is the most amazing a peaceful place to go and to be up in the mountains I have been going there since I was a kid

18 days ago


Beautiful hike, did it in July 2017. Lots of tourists which is a little annoying, however, relaxing and amazing views all the way up.

Relaxing and beautiful. If you are looking to avoid tourists I’d stay away, but other than that a very relaxing and peaceful hike.

Really easy hiking and beautiful views. It was very very windy at the top so dress appropriately.

21 days ago

A pretty easy trail for anyone who is moderately able-bodied. And I saw plenty of locals climbing up with their dogs. Takes only an hour each way up and back. Currently on today’s date no crampons or micro spikes are needed

road biking
24 days ago

Did this pkwy (+Bow River) over 4 days on my cyclocross bicycle. Started in Banff and finished in Jasper, staying at Morraine Lake Lodge, Num Ti Je lodge, Glacier lodge and Jasper Park lodge. Phenomenal ride. If you think the scenery is gorgeous in a car, plan doing it on a bike and enjoy a trip of a lifetime. Even Sunwapta Pass was enjoyable (looking back!).

Not a bad hike by any means, but it was completely overcast and so there wasn’t a great view at all, but I’ll likely do it again and give it another chance.

Great little winter hike - was tough enough for the short distance to keep it interesting. You can certainly do this hike without ice cleats in the winter/spring but we were happy we rented some- they did help.

30 days ago

We went on a Sunday and were surprised at how quiet it was. While we did see others doing the trail it isn't as hectic as other trails in the area. Spikes are recommended as there was a layer of ice under the snow. Views are gorgeous all the way up.

Great easier hike. The inkpots are beautiful and the scenic views are incredible. It was windy at the top despite a very warm hike up and down so be prepared. Show up early for parking as the tour buses and tourists plug it up quick. The trail to the upperfalls is VERY busy but the tours turn around at that point so after the inkpots it was quiet and serene.

30 days ago

Fun! good warm up!

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