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Tunnel Mountain Trail is a 2.8 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Banff, Alberta, Canada that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and running and is best used from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length 2.8 mi Elevation gain 872 ft Route type Out & Back
Dog friendly Hiking Running Forest River Views
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Tunnel Mountain is a short hike to an amazing viewpoint on top of the mountain overlooking the town of Banff and surrounding scenery. The trail begins from Tunnel Mountain Drive in Banff. It follows along long, nicely graded switchbacks along the side of the mountain through the forest. Some of the switchbacks are steeper than others and some of them level out which provides a chance to catch your breath. There are some glimpses of the views along the way through the trees. The best views can be seen from the top of the mountain at the end of the trail. There are some bare rocks surrounded by forest which are perfect places to sit and admire the views overlooking Banff and the surrounding mountains and valleys. It is beautiful! Would recommend this short hike for a good leg workout and opportunity to see great views.

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John Yyz
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Bobbi Oliver
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Busy. Beautiful view!

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Bing Kong
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Roy Schultz
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Jeremy K
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From campground

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Erica Tee
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Busiest trail we’ve done in Banff so far. Took 30 mins to get up to the top. It’s still Smokey so views are a bit limited.

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Ignacio Garay
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It’s a nice little hike up the mountain. It might be too much of a walk in the park for fit hikers, but it’ll give you a bit of a cardio workout if you’re not in good shape

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Erin Conway
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challenging switchbacks, great views, good workout

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Michael C
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Marilyn Kehl
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A great uphill workout. Would have been a great view without the mist/smoke. Spent some time up at the top.

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Serena Smith
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Julie Tremblay-Cloutier
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bonne montée en debutant mais très très belles vues tout le long et de 2 côtés de la montagne; très impressionnant de se retrouver tout près de l'escarpement. superbe!

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Camilla Tan
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Jaxon Tamura
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Patricia Joyal
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Great morning hike! Gets you started and awesome view of Banff!

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sheila younf
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Jacqueline Corkle
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The views are well worth the amount of people on this trail. Parking is also limited. Get there early to avoid the congestion.

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Martin Lafontaine
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Maryam Sohrabi
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Mel-George De Castro
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Michelle Carlson
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Bryan James
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Benedict Ignacio
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Easy pissy hike up. Took me an hour and 45 out and back. Spent almost an hour up just to enjoy the view. Must do hike for family and beginners.

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Breanna Wideman
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kyle thibault
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Tatjana Knezevic
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Kev N
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Simple/short trail - lots of incline but lots of rest spots to take breaks. Very scenic as there are multiple openings in the treeline as you walk up. Great view of the valley Banff is nestled in, and the town itself! Got to the top at 6PM and had the spot to myself for over 20 minutes alone.

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Vicky Chung
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Caileigh MacIsaac
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Quick and easy trail with almost immediate great views. But because of that the trail is very busy!

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Jason Stapley
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Excellent trail with great views throughout. Significant inclines at the start of Tunnel Mountain Trail but worth it in the end! Heavily trafficked.

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