Stoney Squaw Trail is a 4.0 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.

Distance: 4.0 km Elevation Gain: 230 m Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

road biking

snowshoeing

bird watching

running

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

hiking
3 days ago

Trail closed because of construction :/

snowshoeing
2 months ago

Other than the offensive name, the trail was good after recent snowfall, snowshoes & poles required for sure

hiking
4 months ago

Trail well packed but snowshoes or crampons would make it easier

hiking
7 months ago

Really steady incline and really pleasant on a “warm” winter day! It covered all the roots and rocks everyone was commenting on, but it might have made it easier. The peak was nice, but wish we had a wider view of the mountains as there are a lot of trees at the top!

hiking
8 months ago

Nice walk through the thick forest. Roots and rocks but overall easy with some good uphills. Not crowded at all. View from the top is ok, not great or inspiring, considering you are in the Rocky Mountains.

hiking
8 months ago

Great trail. Was very wet when we went and lots of low cloud/fog. Did it with a 4 month old and 3 year old, whom walked the enter route and crashed in the car! At the top it was pretty foggy but cleared and was sunny on the descent. Lots of roots. Roots and rocks are slippery when wet of course. Not very busy. No mosquitos ! Humid from the rain.

hiking
8 months ago

The forest is very nice but no scenery along the way. The view at the end was down a steep rocky path which was pretty difficult. Took about an 1.5 hr in and out.

hiking
bugs
9 months 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
9 months 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
9 months ago

Easy hike

hiking
bugs
9 months 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.

hiking
9 months ago

We got to the car park at 8am and it was half full. I added a loop to the top section of the walk by the upper falls to avoid some of the crowds.

hiking
9 months ago

Great quick hike with the dog. Half way up you need to make sure you keep right or you lose the trail.

hiking
9 months ago

No real views or summit

hiking
bugs
10 months ago

Great view at the end but be prepared for mosquitoes in the lower part of the trail.

hiking
10 months ago

This trail gets you in the woods, which is nice. There are some quite steep sections that, my guess, is approaching 67% grade (60 deg), and that’s not a critique. It provides a nice workout. What is a critique, however, is that this trail is extremely root-y. You will trip or slip if you’re not paying attention in some sections. The view of Banff and valley at the top is nice, but overall a fairly ordinary trail in the woods.

hiking
10 months ago

I loved the forest cover, felt I'm in a mystical land. it was not busy at all. throughout the trail I saw maybe 8 people. definitely will do again

hiking
11 months ago

Nice hike through mossy forest. Trail was easy to follow. Very quiet and peaceful. Nice view at the top.

hiking
bugs
11 months ago

Quick and moderate hike. The first half is all uphill and then you reach the viewpoint on the backside before heading back down (you can come down a different way but we backtracked and came down the same way.) We thought we spotted a black bear but it was a tree stump... Great view of Banff and then the mountains and interstate leading to Canmore.

hiking
11 months ago

Trail dried out underfoot. Quite hike. Very nice stroll

hiking
Mon May 27 2019

Really great hike for a quick jaunt after work. Did this one week ago and there was small areas with snow and ice. You don’t need cleats. It’s very quiet right now. I was the only one on the trail

hiking
muddy
Fri May 17 2019

Did this April 21 and it was very icy. Should've cleared up by now. Nice easy trail except getting down to the lookout, the trail is patchy and hard to find, and it's very steep (sticks help a lot).

hiking
muddy
Sun May 12 2019

hiking
Sat May 04 2019

Easy and pleasant. Evidence of bear activity. Recommend cleats as the path is still quite snowy and icey.

hiking
muddy
snow
Sat Apr 20 2019

Nice hike, but super icy right now. You'll need spikes to get down

hiking
snow
Fri Apr 05 2019

Completed this trail several times at different times of the year. During the winter I had no trouble doing this trail in trainers and spikes. It’s a popular trail so is usually very well packed down. Mostly through the trees with rolling ups and downs. A few steep but short ups. Two breaks in the trees that give awesome views of Banff and Cascade Mountain. Can be completed as out and back to viewing areas or as a loop. Good for trail running and families anytime of year. 4.2km return. #HikingWithHarri

hiking
muddy
snow
Sat Mar 30 2019

Easy Little Solo Hike. I wore runners it was fine, trail was a little icy in some parts but the weather was warming up making the trail easier to manoeuvre.

snowshoeing
Sat Feb 23 2019

Feb.7,2019.very nice snowshoeing experience. rent snowshoes from the North American Lodge near the Tube Park. snow is about ankle deep. the view from the peak is awesome in sunny days! be aware of the roots and rocks hidden under the snow. Trekking poles will make the hike much easier as some areas are pretty steepy and I fell down for couple of times.most of the time we hiked in the woods. it's like walking in the winter wonderland. will definitely come back.

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