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Best trails in Banff National Park

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Looking for a great trail in Banff National Park, Alberta? AllTrails has 218 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. Gearing up for a challenge? There are 111 hard trails in Banff National Park ranging from 2.9 to 121 km and from 1,362 to 3,510 meters above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

In the fall of 1883, three Canadian Pacific Railway construction workers stumbled across a cave containing hot springs on the eastern slopes of Alberta's Rocky Mountains. From that humble beginning was born Banff National Park, Canada's first national park and the world's third. Spanning 6,641 square kilometres (2,564 square miles) of valleys, mountains, glaciers, forests, meadows and rivers, Banff National Park is one of the world's premier destination spots. ADMISSION Daily Adult $ 10.00 Senior $ 8.40 Youth free Family/Group $ 20.00 Commercial Group, per person $ 8.40 You may alternately want to purchase a Parks Canada Discovery Pass Adult $ 69.19 Senior $ 59.17 Family/Group $ 139.40 As of January 1, 2018, admission to Parks Canada places for youth 17 and under is free! Banff is open year round. For Visitor Center hours see: https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/ab/banff/visit/installations-facilities

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Map of trails in Banff National Park
Park information
Area:
664073 hectares
Contact
4037621470
Top trails (218)
#1 - Plain of the Six Glaciers Trail
Banff National Park
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Length: 14.6 km • Est. 4 h 58 m
From the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, follow the lake shore to the back of the valley. Stop at the teahouse for a cup of tea and watch for mountain goats and glaciers.Show more
#2 - Lake Agnes Trail
Banff National Park
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(1815)
Length: 7.6 km • Est. 2 h 51 m
The Lake Agnes Trail is an accessible and relatively short hike up to the Lake Agnes Tea House which was built by the Canadian Pacific Railway in 1901 as a refuge for hikers. The trail has an elevatioShow more
#3 - Johnston Canyon to Ink Pots
Banff National Park
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(1730)
Length: 11.7 km • 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
#4 - Tunnel Mountain Trail
Banff National Park
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(1648)
Length: 4.5 km • 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
#5 - Sentinel Pass via Larch Valley Trail
Banff National Park
hardYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow Star(794)
Length: 10.9 km • Est. 4 h 30 m
Note: NOTE: The parking lot at Moraine Lake fills up early in the morning. Once it fills up, Parks Canada closes the road and makes people utilize the shuttle to reach the lake. Show more
#6 - Sulphur Mountain Trail
Banff National Park
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(1445)
Length: 10.1 km • 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
#7 - Moraine Lake Rockpile Trail
Banff National Park
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(566)
Length: 0.8 km • Est. 13 m
Note: Note: As of May 13th, 2019, there are reports of closures on this trail. Please check with Banff National Park before proceeding. This trail is popular and is heavily trafficked. Arrive early fShow more
#8 - Johnston Canyon Trail to Upper Falls
Banff National Park
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(977)
Length: 5.0 km • Est. 1 h 46 m
Please note: Although this trail is open for recreation, visitors are not allowed to drive or park in the area due to COVID-19 concerns. Hikers must either walk or ride a bike to trailheads. Please chShow more
#9 - Lady Macdonald Teahouse Trail
Banff National Park
hardYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(897)
Length: 8.7 km • Est. 4 h 26 m
Note: Trail can be CLOSED due to bear activity. Please check with the park page for more information.Show more
#10 - Devils Thumb Via Lake Agnes Trail
Banff National Park
hardYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow Star(399)
Length: 11.9 km • Est. 4 h 56 m
Devils Thumb Via Lake Agnes Trail is a 11.9 kilometer heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primaShow more
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