Stoney Squaw Trail

MODERATE 27 reviews
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Stoney Squaw Trail is a 4.2 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Banff, 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 May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

4.2 km
231 m
Out & Back

dogs on leash



mountain biking

nature trips

road biking


trail running




wild flowers


1 month ago

A very easy and pleasurable hike. I did it in December and it was enjoyable.

3 months ago

This is a very nice fall walk in the forest with kids (9 & 11) and a puppy. Great views at the end and a nice rock to sit and have a snack before heading back. Very similar to Tunnel Mountain in distance and elevation but way less people which I personally enjoyed.

4 months ago

Trail is great and not too busy for a Saturday in August. You are definitely in the woods a lot and the summit is not amazing, but a good not-too-hard hike with 2 kids under 10.

4 months ago

Quick little hike nice view from the summit.

7 months ago

Its a loop. Very chill walk.

8 months ago

Quick, easy, nice view at summit.

10 months ago

This was actually a loop trail we did snowshoeing in February. The trail was well packed and marked through thick forests. Either direction you go will be a good climb up with some level areas. The views at the summit were amazing. Beautiful forests and mountain views make this a great hike for people in fairly good shape!

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Short, under an hour up, hike through thick woods on trail with lots of roots which didn't seem to stop the dozen or so bikers we saw grinding their way up. Not much of a clear view point at the top, but worth the exercise. Missed the trail as it veered a sharp left about 200m from summit, the trail follows a small ridge straight at this section, it's well travelled and easy to do, until you realize you're walking down when you shouldn't be. The trail does loop around back to the main after going past the summit.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

The trail was easy, taking only 1.5 hours
Up. The trail branches off in multiple directions without any further signs past the parking lot. Stay to your right until it reaches a stony peak, the path then continues down towards your left on a mossy dirt trail and back up towards to the peak overlooking Banff. Very wooded and green great for a day trip.

Monday, February 22, 2016

It was a good hike for someone who doesn't hike very often but still wants a good workout/view. It is rated as a moderate trail, but isn't too hard. Just a lot of very steep up hills and and on the way back, some dangerous icy steep parks. The view was great for a hike that was 1hour and 45min. It is located right near the front of the norquay parking lot. You'll probably search for it online and there will be one called Stoney squaw summet and just Stoney squaw. They are the same hike. One is the hike where u go there and back and the other is a loop. Both start at the same place near norquay!! Thought that would be a helpful tip... Also!! Wear proper shoes! Ice cleats help but if you have hiking boots you should be okay.

Sunday, February 07, 2016

Not much snow this time around but a good short hike. Nice view of Banff close to the summit.

Friday, August 01, 2014

Good for a quick hike. Great views of the East Bow Valley at the top and town of Banff just before the summit. Through dense forest on the way up. Hour and a half round trip.

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