Tunnel Mountain Trail

MODERATE 398 reviews
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Tunnel Mountain Trail is a 2.4 mile out and back trail located near Banff, Alberta, Canada that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until August. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
2.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
856 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

river

views

wildlife

hiking
2 days ago

Very nice hike with some decent views. My 5 and 7 year old were able to do it no problem. Took us about 2 hours round trip from the bottom car park. A good workout for us not-so-experienced hikers!

8 days ago

Did this hike on July 14 2018. The hike up took only 30min and the view of Banff was nice. To be honest, I would never do it again unless someone in my group really wanted this off their bucket list.

I actually saw a jogger train on this hike and the hike itself isn't really challenging. I wouldn't have put this hike as moderate. Saw lots of older people complete this hike and it can be done with any skill level as long as you pace yourself.

FWIW, the sign said it is normally completed in 1-2hrs.

hiking
12 days ago

Gorgeous views. Not a super long hike. Constant steady uphill.

hiking
13 days ago

Easy, historic and have a great view!

13 days ago

Moderately easy and quick hike with great views!

13 days ago

Very rewarding and decently easy hike. We did this in Februray so there was quite a bit of snow, especially at the summit, but the views were stunning. The trail was very slippery, so it took us longer than it should have. The trailhead is close to Banff so it's easy to get to and convenient! I would definitely do this hike again.

15 days ago

Super easy I did it with a 2 year old on my back and a dog. Views are great! great for a beginner hiker!

hiking
16 days ago

This a a relatively easy hike with great views along the way up!

hiking
17 days ago

This is great for newcomers to banff. Start with this as a build up. This will get you used to the change in altitude and fitness you’ll need for Rundle or cascade. It can be done in 45-1hour or a speed run of 20minutes.

20 days ago

Good trail. Heavy traffic. Great views. Definitely worth the hike!

hiking
21 days ago

Great trail to get us adjusted to the altitude with full day packs. A bit crowded, but the view of Rundle were great.

hiking
22 days ago

Nice straightforward hike in the town. A few parts are a bit steep but overall pretty straightforward. Lots of people on the trail and a nice view at the summit

hiking
24 days ago

Easy hike right in Banff! All levels and ages of hikers can do this one. Great activity to do if you're spending the day in Banff but don't want to go on a big, long hike, and don't want to drive far for it!

26 days ago

Great reward for minimal effort, nice views of the town of Banff.

hiking
27 days ago

Nice out and back for the family - great views and place to relax and enjoy at the summit. Suggest going early to avoid the crowds - as others have pointed out many people on the trail.

1 month ago

Nice trail with rewarding views towards top. Not ideal to do mid-day on a hot day. Shady spots throughout thankfully. Big range of hikers on this trail. Parents carrying toddlers to 70 yrs old. Good workout!

trail running
1 month ago

1 month ago

Good workout for daily training, up n down in under 45min

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike for families even infants and old people. I’m unfit and it took me 45 minutes each way.

hiking
1 month ago

Slightly challenging if you’re with someone sedentary but great views.

1 month ago

Nice but crowded

hiking
1 month ago

If you're unfit and lazy like me, a little under half of the hike is actually pretty tough. But its completely worth it. Gorgeous views at the top and at the end there are two red chairs. If you go with a partner, make sure to bring a couple of cold ones to crack, lay back and enjoy.

hiking
1 month ago

Some great views of the valley and a very reasonable hike.

1 month ago

Great hike when you are limited on time. The views were wonderful. Challenging at parts and switchbacks were a nice change.

hiking
1 month ago

Well worth the climb! Spectacular views of Banff.

1 month ago

A great workout with an awesome reward at the finish. Incredible views from all angles.

1 month ago

Nice short switchback trail that begins right in Banff. Once at the top you will have nice views overlooking the town of Banff on one side and the Banff Springs Golf course on the other. I found it’s best to hike in the evening just before sunset to avoid the crowds. Make sure to bring a drink with you to sip on one of the two red Adirondack chairs overlooking the town.

hiking
1 month ago

Gets busy some days, but also worth returning when in the area. I’ve done this hike several times now over the last few years (winter and summer), never gets old

1 month ago

Awesome short hike! About 1.5-2hr return, great views all around! Lots of people though as it is right in Banff

1 month ago

Nice hike

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