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The views are fantastic the entire hike. Initially you have changing perspectives of the town of Banff and then at the top you can see down both sides of the mountain into the valleys on either end. Yes, there are lots of tourists so don't expect this to be a place of solitude but it is great for what it is: a moderately sloped trail which is well maintained and provides incredible scenery.

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2 days ago

I did this in July and highly recommend if you are looking for alternative to the more catered/foot trafficy trails out of Banff. This is only 3.6 mile but the elevation gain is serious. The scenery is great the entire hike, with some changes in the vegetation as you go. I recommend making it all the way to the peak for the view of Canmore in the valley. I did this solo and will definitely do it again when I have the chance to bring someone along with me

Good hike and bike combo. The views to the east are incredible as well to west to the Rockies.

7 days ago

Stunning, hard steady climb. Recommend cleats and sticks. Worth the effort

13 days ago

Went here may long weekend with friends... this was the second time I’ve done this trail. I did it in July a few years back and it snowed on us. This time in may the lake was still frozen. Amazing hike and great views with camping areas. The trail is steep in areas but well worth the challenge.

13 days ago

I would probably have called this a 3-star except for the encounters with wild bison which were quite exciting - had to drive a herd of them in front of us to stay on the trail. Flat plains and wooded scenery without pronounced features for most of the hike, only a few other hikers out there. Time a little under 4 hours, only minor elevation changes. As others have noted, there were a few boggy patches. I saw at least one brave soul tried it in the snow - would be pretty strenuous then?!

Great hike! All up hill ofcourse up to the top of tunnel mountain with amazing views well worth it! Pretty easy hike, super good trail! And short!

Well worn, wide trail with some great views. Pretty steady assent so not the best for out of shape ppl but there’s lots of places to rest along the way!

Bring an extra pair of shoes to cross the creek right at the beginning!

Very easy hike with very minimal effort. A nice long walk through the woods and then at the end rewarded with beautiful falls. (keep in mind that there are two sets)
Very dog friendly as there is lots of places to stop for water and lots of shade!
I would love to do this one on a horse one day:)

Definitely would recommend taking your bike tor the service road. We did this hike on Saturday and the hike was nice. Would also recommend poles when getting to the top close to the caves. Nice hike !

This trail was very nice. Taking our bikes made the trip a lot more enjoyable. The hike to the caves was not as perilous as some have suggested. It was a enjoyable and unique hike that does not take up your whole day.

Love this trail. Every time I do it it’s a new adventure. If you have the time and skill I recommend going up to the look out. The view is beyond worth it.