Explore the most popular Mountain Biking trails in Banff National Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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1 day ago

Great trail did it with my 3 year old. He did half in carrier and half on foot. Only issue was roots were all wet from the rain, and were pretty slippery.

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muddy
1 day ago

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no shade
rocky
1 day ago

Easy-Moderate Canmore Difficulty = ⭐️⭐️/ 5 Distance = ⭐️⭐️⭐️/ 5 Elevation = ⭐️/ 5 Scenery = ⭐️⭐️/ 5 Elapsed time = 2:36 Open walk down the creek bed. Depending on how much precipitation there has been when you go, prepare to get your feet wet. There are dead trees that you can use to cross the little creek at some points, others the creek is narrow enough to step over. There is very little shade on this hike.

A bit muddy after some rain yesterday, but a great short hike. Pretty steep switchbacks at the beginning but overall not too difficult.

First campsite is further up then the provided GPS, bad storm blew in had to clear bush and set up makeshift camp. Lots of predator tracks make sure you travel in groups

Strenuous hike but great view of the amphitheater at the end. Bring bug spray. Lots of inclines and v steep coming down (v slick when it rains).

This is a different feel than the other lakes in the area. We only went to the wooden bridge and back. Pretty but if you are short on time, it is one you could skip.

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bugs
3 days ago

very cozy woods for most of the trail . maybe 2 or 3 lookout spots along the way and then like a 40 degree lookout perch at the top. some nice mushrooms, would not eat.

hiking
3 days ago

This is mostly a mountain biking trail. Super wide track and considered an easy bike trail with the exception of a couple technical hills. It’s down hill Canmore to Banff and ends up at the hotel in Banff. Seen bears several times but no issues with them. I would not hike it but certainly bike or trail run for distance.

Nice paved walk along the river for about half of the hike. Nice views of all the surrounding mountains and a cute waterfall on the second half.

hiking
3 days ago

Super easy, very popular, best in the eve or morning!

This hike is easy to moderate depending upon ones fitness level. Nice views at the top. On one side you will see Banff town right beneath Sulphur Mountain and on the other side you will see spectacular views of Bow River. Highly recommended.

hiking
4 days ago

This is an amazing viewpoint. The hike is a few switchbacks only and gets you away from busier areas like down town Banff and lake Louise area.

Easy hike. Done in November and also in August. The trail is beautiful in winter, when the water in the canyon is frozen (also slippery!)

good view.

hiking
6 days ago

Anticlimactic view at the top and no real peak. It's a good short hike for those not accustomed to hiking. Look for the trail marker in the tree that sends you left along the dirt path when you reach a fork.

hiking
7 days ago

easy , bit boring great views at the end. mainly used for bikes and horses , would recommend doing a different one.

Very good path. I would say easy-moderate, as it’s always climb up, although pretty slow and steady. Has good view on Banff and Bow river. On return, if you didn’t arrive in a car, continue your way down on Tunnel Mountain drive and you will shortly reach Bow falls and Famous Spring Hotel. Then nice, easy and short walk along the ricer to the downtown

Great workout. Amazing views. A Banff prize!

hiking
8 days ago

A lot of fun jumping over the stream and balancing over logs to cross the creek. Waterproof shoes with good ankle support is recommended as there is a lot of loose rocks you are walking over.

Great hike. It exceeded our expectations well worth the trip up. The views were amazing especially of the golf course that I played the day before. You can actually see views from both sides of the mountain.

Don’t be put off by the start! The first part from the car park is the steepest. Once past the second road there are relatively gentle switchbacks most of the way up. I saw lots of family’s with small children, a few trail runners and one crazy guy running with a sports pushchair..?! Definitely not pushchair friendly, but a good leg stretch with fantastic views of Banff and down The Valley the other side of the mountain. Lovely walk accessible straight from the main town. It took us less about an hour to get up from the centre of town. Would do again!

Trailed closed after the bridge. Not much of a hike but the scene is beautiful

Easy walk

Easy hike

hiking
9 days ago

Hiked August long just under 3 miles in an hour to Sp6 Mount Rundle for backcountry camping. Easy trail.

We had a nice sunny day, the views at the top were beautiful overlooking the Bow River, Banff town centre, golf course and the surrounding mountains. This was a nice easy walk, very busy but definitely worth doing.

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12 days ago

Your pups will thank you for this one! You follow the creek the entire way- so much fun for them to splash around!

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bugs
12 days ago

This was a good quick hike to do if you have limited time. Lots of roots on the trail so watch where you step. Nice view of cascade at the top. Most of the hike is in a peaceful, mossy forest. Not many people on the walk even on the holiday Monday.

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