Stoney Squaw Trail

MODERATE 48 reviews
#50 of 136 trails in

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 km
ELEVATION GAIN
230 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

road biking

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

22 days ago

A nice trail... worth the views on a clear day. Slippery today as we hiked it in September but still easy to navigate. Got the the top and decided to do the loop instead of heading back down same way we came in. Completeing the loop only adds 0.8 km to the hike and provided some different views on the way back. Only slightly more difficult terrain on the far side of the loop so personally I think it's worth looping rather than retracing your steps back down again.

hiking
1 month ago

We hiked this trail in the snow and although we couldn’t see much from the top due to clouds and snow coming down, it was a beautiful hike through the trees. It’s always nice to be the first footprints into freshly fallen snow and the quiet since we were the only ones on the trail was refreshing. We did not do the loop since the snow was making it a little bit harder to follow the trail. It was rated moderate but I would call it an easy moderate.

hiking
2 months ago

The walk was okay, didn't see anything but trees basically. Etreme amounts of mosquitos. We wanted to do the loop trail at first, but the signage wasn't so great so we ended up doing the trail and went back the same way.

3 months ago

Good hike with a fantastic view at the end. When you get to the fork in the trail, follow the path with the tree with pink ribbon on it. Keep an ear out for grouse and partridges.

hiking
3 months ago

Enjoyable Sunday afternoon hike. A lot of mosquitos so DEFINITELY throw some spray on! Nice walk through the forest, not much incline. You reach a point where there seems to be 3 trails, and it looks as though you should carry on going down the ‘natural lead’ of the trail, but it leads to an obstructed view of Banff. Instead, take the left turn and follow the trail down and up, over a couple rocky patches, until you come around a bend and see Cascade in all its glory! Looks like the view you get from Banff Avenue which is cool. Nice valley view too!
You can loop back or take the same trail back. Took us about 2.5 return, with a break. Enjoy!

hiking
4 months ago

I love this hike. The trees are moss laden, and a little eerie, but on a warm sunny day the dappled light is magical. Ends behind the ski lodge at Norway.

snowshoeing
6 months ago

It was a short and fairly easy trail, great for snowshoeing (do not need snowshoes, but definitely helps near the end of the trail). Only 2 view points, didn't last long and were not great.

8 months ago

Snow shoed this trail on monday in January, great deals on hotels during the week. No one was on it and it was fairly easy. It was snowing in town so couldn't get a good view but was still a nice experience and a good work out.

hiking
9 months ago

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

Sunday, September 24, 2017

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.

Monday, August 28, 2017

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.

hiking
Sunday, August 27, 2017

Quick little hike nice view from the summit.

hiking
Sunday, June 04, 2017

Its a loop. Very chill walk.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Quick, easy, nice view at summit.

snowshoeing
Tuesday, February 21, 2017

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!

hiking
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.

backpacking
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.

hiking
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.

snowshoeing
Sunday, February 07, 2016

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

hiking
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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