Banded Peak Connector Bench

MODERATE 59 reviews

Banded Peak Connector Bench is a 6.1 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Rocky View County, Alberta, Canada that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 6.1 km Elevation Gain: 222 m Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

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nature trips

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bird watching

running

forest

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wild flowers

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recorded Banded Peak Connector Bench

hiking
4 days ago

Very quiet trail. Didn’t see anyone else on it the entire hike just a doe and her fawn. Trail well marked and had some great signs with information closer to the school. Was carrying a baby in a backpack carrier and was not a problem.

recorded Banded Peak Connector Bench

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bugs
closed
28 days ago

Good hike nice and close to the city. Not strenuous at all. Enjoyed it.

hiking
muddy
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

not marked very good and very shady

hiking
muddy
1 month ago

Great little hike, shady, lots of wildflowers.

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bugs
muddy
2 months ago

A couple wet muddy spots with water running through the path, but otherwise a nice clear path, not too hard and shaded all the way through. Mosquitos ate us alive during stops. Very few others on the trail midday on Canada Day, lovely quiet hike.

3 months ago

Shaded hike, nice to get some relief from the sun. This is an enjoyable moderate woodland hike, no viewpoint but still worth doing.

hiking
3 months ago

We also did this trail by mistake while trying to do the short Alter trail. It was a nice hike but poorly marked. We saw to maps only and they didn’t have “ you are here points”

private property
4 months ago

Was hard but I am also 310lbs. Was ok.

nice walk in the woods

4 months ago

Loved this hike! Definitely a bit of a work out, took us 108 minutes but we did get a little lost. Down a star because there was no real signs or maps - except for one that did not have any marker for where you were. Other than that it was a beautiful hike. We started fairly early so it wasn't busy at all. Muddy but manageable. Loved that it was a mix of many different terrains, wasn't boring at all.

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muddy
4 months ago

Nice walk in the trees. We took three kids (5, 7, and 9) and it was fine for them. Nothing crazy scenic but some quiet and good terrain.

still some icy spots but an enjoyable hike. Did it with a 10 year old

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muddy
snow
5 months ago

Went on this hike by mistake after missing the trail marker for Alder Trail. However I would definitely do this one again, I bet it's beautiful in the summer/fall.

hiking
6 months ago

Trail was snow covered. We had microspikes. Could have pulled out the snowshoes. Quiet. Pretty. Enjoyable. Would be a good path to take kids on. Not a super amazing view at the end. But that’s ok. We get spoiled with our summit hikes. Gave 4 stars just because it doesn’t have big prairie / mountain views.

Trail was quiet as it was Thursday. Not much snow the first 1.5 km but got deeper after that. Needed snow shoes. Peaceful walk in the woods.

10 months ago

Went October 27th. Took 3 kids 2.5 and under in tow. 3 downed trees we had to navigate around with them, was do able but not expected. on the route back a medium sized black bear ran across the trail in front of us. so do have bear spray available and not just in your back pack!

10 months ago

It’s a great little hike to do in a couple of hours. Keep your dogs leashed however. We have 3 dogs and I turned around today to see one of them being pinned down and clawed at by a cougar. Thankfully we screamed and the cat retreated back in to the woods. Very scary experience!

hiking
Sunday, September 09, 2018

Alder Trail Loop and Banded Peak Trail: This hike surprised me as it is so close to a Bragg Creek and a local school. I was expecting an overrun trail with little or no real substance. Instead, this easy hike had lots to offer a family with young children including: educational trail signs, wildlife, a small pond with a dock, and lots of sitting areas. The entire hike, that included both portions took a couple of hours. That was taking our time to enjoy all that the trails had to offer.

Monday, August 13, 2018

love this trail. took a few hrs but it was very peaceful and dense with trees. good for a bit day as there is shade! good for families and kids as well

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Friday, July 20, 2018

Forested trail, easy hiking path. Shade was good for the dogs on a warm afternoon.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Good for a easier hike, great on a hot day... a good one for younger kids... couple trees down

Saturday, June 09, 2018

Great little hike in the woods, with pine and spruce needles underfoot, wildflowers, and two ponds. We appreciated the forest canopy on a 27c day. Wildflowers were everywhere, and some good bird sightings near the ponds. As a bonus, eating our picnic meal at a table by the river (next to the parking lot). Great late afternoon/early evening escape from the city. Just 1/2 hour drive!

Monday, May 28, 2018

Lots of switchbacks, very pretty and peaceful about 1k in when the traffic noise is gone. Quiet trail for a Sunday. Great hike close to the city.

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