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8 hours ago

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snow
8 hours ago

Bring proper shoes for the weather. Last 25% gets steeper. Hiking poles recommended. Amazing view at the top!

Nice short hike, great for the kids!

hiking
11 hours ago

Great little hike but definitely wish it was longer. Crampons or Yak Tracks are definitely useful if you’re doing it in winter. Beautiful views at the top for a short hike, though!

rocky
snow
1 day ago

really nice but a little bit short.

Great little trek in summer. Not much of to see unless you do the small 700m stroll at the top

Great for a quick little trip out of the city. Easy for kids

beauty of a trail. we headed up there yesterday too the "road" side first to the top, went to the fire lookout and then down the other side (jewel pass) was crazy to see the different conditions. felt like we did all 4 seasons in 1 day!! in total the hike was 16.5km

on Fullerton Loop Trail

hiking
6 days ago

Nice views of the valley. Very icy use cleats. People on the trail are excellent and helpful. With nice weather the ice is only in areas protected by the trees. Kid friendly 7-12 yrs had a blast.

Beautiful loop, but if you're winter hiking, make sure you have cleats. Very icy right now.

Easy hike for a family! It was a touch icy in spots throughout . Kids had fun sliding on the icy hill parts while we skirted in the brush to stay upright. But lots of dry/bare spots too!

completed this hike on January 12th. Great hiking conditions for this time of the year. Did the hike up to the fire lookout, views open up to the west if you do this extension.

Quiet and pretty trail, nobody else here when I visited. Good for a quick stroll.

on Sulphur Mountain Trail

hiking
11 days ago

We hiked this trail in early June 2018 and, in the last 25% of the trail, there were snow and icy patches. Allow 1.5-2 hours one way up if you're reasonably fit and have good shoes, and 2-3 hours if less so.

This is an extremely rewarding hike through a shaded switchback dirt trail that will reward you with an even more breathtaking view all along the summit ridge! Amazing! Throughout the climb, we found plenty of openings through the trees to enjoy the view of Banff below.

Some parts do get steep as you near the summit. I would highly recommend hiking shoes with good traction and hiking poles, especially if there are chances of snow and icy patches. I would advise checking the weather the night before before hiking, especially if you have limited hiking experience or are with children and the elderly. It can prove challenging and bit scary when things get slippery.

hiking
13 days ago

It was a wonderful hike, I truly enjoy the experience. Beautiful views!

Tunnel Mountain is a short 4 km hike to an amazing viewpoint on top of the mountain overlooking the town of Banff and surrounding scenery.

The trail began from Tunnel Mountain Drive in Banff (Google Map it). It followed along long, nicely graded switchbacks along the side of the mountain through the forest. Some of the switchbacks were steeper than others and some of them leveled out which provided a chance to catch your breath. There were some glimpses of the views along the way through the trees.

The best views could be seen from the top of the mountain at the end of the trail. There were some bare rocks surrounded by forest which were perfect places to sit and admire the views overlooking Banff and the surrounding mountains and valleys. It was beautiful!

Would recommend this short hike for a good leg workout and opportunity to see great views.

Great quick hike for any Calgarian

Great hike and awesome views from the top. Definitely worth the extra hike to the fire lookout station, incredible views! If you’re short on time just do the prairie view track (go counter-clockwise along the loop) then head back down the same way. The back half of the loop was alright but quite a bit longer and a lot of just walking through the trees. Jan 4, 2019 trail was good the whole way, lots of hard pack snow but hiking boots and poles were fine, a couple spots would have been nice to have crampons/spikes but nothing too slippery.

Great family hike. Great views - head up stairs and go clockwise

Want to save yourself 65$? Skip the gondola and hike up (if you’re like me though and very out of shape be prepared for a tough one). All up hill but once you get to the top you’ll feel a great sense of accomplishment.. especially when you look around and see all the suckers who paid way to much to get to the top!

Short hike for a great view. Suggest going up the stairs first

on Fullerton Loop Trail

hiking
21 days ago

I did this hike multiple times this year walking my dog. I went a week ago and didn’t need spikes or snowshoes. It was slippery in some areas but quite dry in others. It’s a very easy hike that has some ok views.

22 days ago

Good easy hike with lovely views.

The rating of 1 star is just so I can update users that the trail to access this hike is currently blocked for use by the sled dog tour companies. Unless you’re sure there are no dog tours that day pick a different trail.

Great quick hike! There wasn’t much snow and we probably didn’t need our crampons. The switchbacks aren’t too steep and the view at the stop is breathtaking on both sides! We got there around 845am and omg saw a few people on the way up. We finished the hike at 1030am and there was a lot more people on the way up.

Breathtaking view on the top

23 days ago

There was a little bit of snow (1 to 4 cm): as long you have your snow boots, you are ok. Micro-spikes could have been helpful too: no need for snowshoes!

As for my first hike alone in Alberta, I chose this trail because it is crowded. I have met 3-4 groups of people during my 3:30 walk.

Nice points of view, would definitely recommend for an Intermediate level (if you walk the Jewel pass and the lake path). You can also do the hike to the summit back and forth in less time.

24 days ago

nice trail

Just hiked yesterday (December 25th) and the trail was gently packed through the tree line. Good boots, and some ice cleats and you would be fine. Didn’t see the trail markers on the way up, just used the GPS but the views were beautiful and enjoyed the quiet.
Got to just above the tree line where you cross the creek and start gaining more elevation where the snow was knee deep, so with snow shoes it would be more manageable.
Took about 2.5 hours up and back again, would do again and recommend decent for any moderately fit skill level.
A reminder, you’ll have to park about 1km away from the trailhead as the campground is closed. The path was well groomed and a pleasant start to warm up!

walking
25 days ago

Don’t expect those breathtaking summit views, but for its category, it is definitely a 5 star little hike. We did this trip as a family with little kids and grandma. Everyone enjoyed it a lot, really nice scenery with all those little waterfalls. Located so close to Cochrane, it’s a perfect quick getaway from our busy life especially for those who live in town. We will be back for sure to see the different seasons there.

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