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Great and easy little hike with stunning views. Recommend microspikes during this time of year.

Great hike for today, but it was really icy, so take cleats with you!

loved this trail easy for kids and great scenery and pics

1 month ago

First hike ever! Did this back in 2014 and it was amazing!

nice and short hike for our first in Banff, great views along the way and nothing difficult to encounter on the way. cleats made a huge difference because the packed snow trail was a bit slippery without them.

Great little hike with fantastic views! Short & easy, and seems to be a popular trail as there were lots of people.

Great switchbacks and views!

on Tunnel Mountain Trail

2 months ago

Beautiful views of Banff and a great little hike to get your heart pumping, very low time commitment required so you can plan multiple activities in a day and still get a good hike in!

Beautiful vistas, quite a workout bring your walking poles

Great view at the top!!

hiking
4 months ago

We did this hike on July 7, 2017 Cory pass, 7,777 elevation with a gain of 3,100 feet in 2.8 miles, one of the most strenuous hikes in Banff was our overwhelming over-ambitious focus for the day. Quite the way to break in a new pair of hiking boots as this was one of our first hiking experiences.
We ascended on difficult slopes with little or no traction to get a footing and with miles of sheer slate, rocky ridges along open slopes. Due to extreme uphill grades, excessive heat and high altitudes, we struggled to get to the top, but made it nonetheless! Granted, there was literally No turning back. Now we knew why we were told to take Edith Trail back.
What a spectacular view from the get go!
We knew we reached the top when we arrived at Gargoyle Valley!
We took about a half hour break for lunch then we began our descent on the Cory Loop, Edith Trail.
In total our elevation change was about 3000 feet, our distance was about 10 miles, and it took us 8 hours. At the bottom of Edith Trail we came upon a black bear about 20 yards from the trail. Back at the parking lot, we convinced a group getting ready to make the climb, not to bring their dad who was in no way ready or in shape to attempt this pass. Great experience overall and would recommend.

hiking
5 months ago

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.

trail running
5 months ago

We went up in mid September, a few flakes of snow. Was this fun! Climbed for an hour, hit the pass and Gargoyles, wow! Came down in the valley over the screw, then onto the big boulders. Finished the descent with a beauty run to the parking lot.

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!

hiking
5 months ago

A nice easy one, either to start the season or to take kids or older tourists. Summit super early sunrise for an amazing view of sunrise over Rundle.

hiking
5 months ago

It was a beautiful up hill trek with lots of places to rest. Heavily trafficked with very friendly hikers. I hiked with a beginner hiker and she felt it was difficult, but made it to the top with only a few stops.

hiking
5 months ago

While an extremely beautiful hike, with the weather this time of year it is extremely dangerous. If you’re going up now make sure you have snow shoes, the snow is 3+ feet deep once you hit about 3.25 miles in (probably more now). The trail is not visible anymore. The weather was so bad when we hit 3.5 miles we had to turn around right before the Mt. Edith/Cory Pass crossing.

hiking
6 months ago

Great views of the area. Hiked up from the town side.

hiking
6 months ago

Very nice hike. Not too difficult physically but the snow makes it quite technical.
Keep in mind that you need 3/4 of the time to go to Cory pass and only 1/4 to come back to the parking.. so if it starts snowing when you are behind the mountain, keep calm, the way back is much faster and easier.

Can’t go wrong climbing a mountain...

hiking
6 months ago

I’m not sure what people meant my clockwise, but I believe I took the “steep route”, which was the first left off the trail, instead of following the second left. Going through the fields instead of the forest.

Either way, I this trail was very difficult today, I did it in 4 hours total (including breaks), but it required microspikes, trail running and I hit almost 12” of snow in some parts. It would have been impossible if i had gone the forest route, in the time I had.

Also following the comment below, I logged about 1100m, not 1300m.

hiking
6 months ago

Beautiful but very challenging. Took about 6.5 hours with lunch break.

Some of the greatest views I have ever seen.

hiking
6 months ago

Agree with most of the comments here, approach it clockwise, otherwise the descent to the parking will be hell steep. It is a strenuous track for sure, but the views are super rewarding! Nothing for inexperienced hikers though! We did it in 5:45hrs excluding break at Cory Pass...

Ok easy walk just busy, still nice to do.

6 months ago

Loved it; so much busier yesterday than the last time I was up there 20 or so years ago. Still great though.

beautiful! The lake is amazing

We did this as a nice easy short non technical hike to finish the day nice view over Banff and golf course

Good walk, this is not a hike, so good for those that need paved pathways. Beautiful lake but very, very busy.

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