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Best trails in Banff

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Looking for a great trail near Banff, Alberta? AllTrails has 67 great hiking trails, trail 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 4,468 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 (67)
#1 - Johnston Canyon to Ink Pots
Banff National Park
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Length: 7.3 mi • Est. 4 h 17 m
Please note as of June 2020 the road leading up to the trail has a temporary closure due to COVID-19. Please see the park's website for up to date information. Great views and a really unique walk upShow 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
NOTE: As of June 2020, facilities and gondola are closed due to COVID 19 concerns. Sulphur Mountain Trail is an alpine switchback pathway which leads to the summit ridge of Sulphur Mountain. The mounShow more
#4 - 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
#5 - Cory Pass
Banff National Park
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Length: 8.1 mi • Est. 5 h 51 m
As of 20 Jun 2020, this trail is closed from the Fireside Parking Lot due to construction. Also the bridge over dry creek bed is removed. Hikers have reported signs threatening expensive fines for entShow more
#6 - Mount Rundle Summit Trail
Banff National Park
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Length: 9 mi • Est. 6 h 36 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 - Sundance Canyon Trail
Banff National Park
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Length: 6.2 mi • Est. 3 h 22 m
Well-marked trail leaving from Cave and Basin on a long road that follows the Bow River. At the end of the road, bikes are no longer permitted, and the trail winds up and across waterfalls in the canyShow more
#10 - 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
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