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A little tougher than we thought but had two seniors along and they made it to the summit! Great views... best to do this hike on a clear day if possible.

hiking
13 hours ago

Did this hike last weekend, fresh light layer of snow on the ground. The snow made for quite a muddy/slippery trail in the way down, getting the early start isn’t a bad idea. Quite a steady push throughout the whole was to Lillian Lakes, leaving the worst of it for the way up to Galatea Lakes. It was overcast and raining a bit the whole way up but once on the exposed part up to Galatea, the clouds dissipated letting us see the fresh snow peaked mountains with the clouds rolling in and out of the valley. Would definitely do this hike again.

hiking
13 hours ago

What an amazing hike. Cool weather but was worth it. Did go all the way to summit.

Sept 20- still closed :(

It looked like it was going to be a rainy day but turned out to be excellent. We missed the trail head at first, heading down the river instead of crossing it. This route requires a decent river crossing right at the beginning and then is fine after that. Also we brought bathing suits and jumped in the water when we got to the falls. It was freezing but tons of fun. Super fun walk in the woods. Little elevation climbing required. Long trail but worth it for the falls.

walking
19 hours ago

Nice short easy walk. It was the first mountain walk I’ve taken my dog on and the first mountain walk I’ve done solo. Not a super busy path, although there were others around which was comforting but I also did it end of September. Great for a easy walk close to the city!

Fantastic hike! Took about 2 hours round trip with a break for a quick lunch. The first 20 minutes or so were steep and wooded but then the trail opens up and flattens out. Well marked the whole way. The larches were golden and the views were incredible from the start. Well trafficked in September when we went, but not overly busy. Some families and dogs were on the trail. A bit slippery on the way down, so hiking poles would have been useful. I will definitely be coming back!

Great trails for ohv’s. Steep stuff if you look for it and mud deep enough to burn your winch out of you don’t attack it properly :)

Starts out fairly easy but certainly ramps up in difficulty as you turn to go up the hill. Definitely a little challenging.

on Tunnel Mountain Trail

hiking
2 days ago

Snowy today and a bit slippery in parts. Be sure to wear layers, hat, gloves, proper hiking boots, and bring poles if you are not steady. Was able to complete the hike in an hour. No views today because of the weather.

hiking
2 days ago

It’s a nice park with plenty of off-route paths, in the coulee. It’ll keep a person busy for a whole day or more depending on how a person plans their journey.

walking
2 days ago

Decent city park

2 days ago

Loved it, a bit cold (it started snowing) but absolutely worth it :)

Steep but very manageable hike. You can do this hike easily in an afternoon. There are great views along the way and the lake at the end is beautiful. We did this hike in late September and didn’t see another soul, but did follow some cougar tracks for about half the hike, so make sure you bring your bear spray just in case.

Such an incredible hike! The first two hours to Lillian lake is in the trees and very beautiful. Shortly after you start your ascend after Lillian lake towards Galatea you break out of the trees and suddenly you’re on top of the world. Probably one of the prettiest places I’ve ever been. We clocked it at 16.4 km to get to Galatea Lake and back. Took us 5 hrs and we had a good lunch break taking in the incredible views at Galatea.
Can’t wait to go back in the summer and camp and try the summit!

Great Hike! Not an easy one. My dog and I took about an hour and half to get up. Would recommend for anyone looking for beautiful views and a bit of a challenge.

Trail is pretty easy to follow.

Pretty easy trail. The trail is well travelled so it's nice and wide open. Great views from the top. Good short hike if you're looking for something that's not hard but still gives great views

walking
5 days ago

Good for a run.

hiking
7 days ago

This a great hike for families. My kids (ages 6 and 10) handled it beautifully. The bridges are fun to cross and they enjoyed jumping from rock to rock in places. You may see climbers so look up!

on The Wedge

hiking
7 days ago

Amazing hike!! Amazing view!! To get to the top you will need climbing gear and experience, I didn't see anyone else the whole day!

Great hike, for all fitness levels. Did parts of this hike with 3 adults and 6 kids (ages 9-5). Path (exposed tree roots) a little slippery from a light rain, but didn’t make the hike difficult. We went to the lookout and then continued on but took one the paths back rather than the full loop. Geocache on hike. Would come back for sure!!

A little bit challenging but very nice hike. There was snow on the trail and moody at some elevations so you have to walk carrefully.
We had fog at the first lake so we could not see much... but it's the game

8 days ago

I was with Shahram and confirm it can be done in one day though little bit difficult. One of the best hikes I've ever done and will do in the future.
Lots of water on the trail can be used if having either filter or pills.
There are few campsites for those who want to enjoy more.
On the way back I recommend to follow the route Shahram recorded as the meadow was beautiful and quite. My phone crashed so I could not complete my recordings.

hiking
8 days ago

September 15,2018 - Always a beautiful hike. There was snow on the trail at some elevations and trail was a bit muddy at some points. Traction was good for the most part though. We did not need the microspikes, but always a good idea to have them in these conditions. Heard lots of rock fall while at the upper lake. Careful if heading up the scree slopes to the cliff edge.

Was a great little hike. Took about 1.5 hours including picture stops. Some snow today and a bit of mud, but not too bad and still good footing.

hiking
10 days ago

Nice, moderate hike. Not too busy during July! Worth a day trip to Peter Lougheed- you will more than likely see a mountain goat or two! Only complaint is that it wasn’t longer. This hike could easily be tacked on to another day hike while in the park.

official entrance and trail is closed until Oct 1, 2018. It appears to be a movie set on the east side. We went past the main entrance heading west and walked the upper rim looking down into canyon and found a path down into the canyon. Was a cloudy day, a bit muddy from earlier rain but much nicer while in the canyon, better colors and visualization of the striated canyon walls and erosion.

back tracked a bit trying to keep on the trail, may have been a gps issue w the app. a nice inner city walk, saw a few deer

Missed the turn off that heads up the hill so spent a lot of time bushwhacking. Great views but footing coming down was loose and slippery and very steep. Would not recommend it for children or those prone to vertigo. You need to be in pretty good physical shape. Fun if you’re comfortable with a challenge.

hiking
12 days ago

A fairly quick (1-1.5 hours at a casual pace) hike with some great views of the Bow Valley to the East and West (including the town of Banff). Certainly can be done by people of all ages and abilities, but there are some steeper sections could tire some people out that are not in great shape so would recommend going slow if you are fairly new to hiking. Experienced hikers and those in good shape can get up pretty quickly and as some have mentioned there are usually some people running the trail. Some of the best views are on the way up especially to the East side of the mountain over the Banff Springs Golf Course and Rundle Mountain.

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