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Tunnel Mountain Trail

lower trailhead on St. Julien Road, near the Banff Centre | upper trailhead on Tunnel Mountain Drive, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Ranked #10 of 36 activities in Banff
Type: Trails
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

This was a very nice hike in the evening, not too long or difficult, and the view from the top would have made a much longer hike worthwhile.

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Malibu, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
14 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

Great hike - not very long, elevation change enough to get a little workout and have a great view from the top. Whole thing was maybe an hour minutes up and back.

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15 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We hiked this trail around 9:00 am and it was the perfect time for us. There was not too many people on the trail; we occasionally had people pass us on their way down and a few speedier hikers pass us on their way up. I would rate this trail as moderate and anyone who has hiked before should have... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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62 reviews 62 reviews
37 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We walked to the top starting in the town. You head out to the edge of town along the sidewalks for 0.5km until you get to the start of the walking trail, where there is a carpark for those with wheels. Its a couple of hours up and back, obviously coming down is much faster. A moderate grade walk with... More

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53 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

The trail head is right by the Banff Centre. The trails which is very well maintained cuts back up the mountain till you reach the summit. You should be a solid walker though you don't need to be a hiker at all. About 2 hrs round trip. Great views up top.

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Lower Sackville, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Great hiking trail. Right in town next to the Banff Centre. When you reach the top the view is stunning. It's a well traveled trail and would feel comfortable going on my own.

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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159 reviews 159 reviews
40 attraction reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

If you got a spare couple of hours and are in reasonable shape give this walk a go as the track is in okay condition and the views from the top are pretty good on a clear day. Worth doing while in Banff.

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London, United Kingdom
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30 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

This took my son and I about 3 hours all in but we really strolled and stopped lots. The scenery was so amazing we had to keep stopping to take photos and just take it all in. We did this on a morning and there were not very many people on the trail at all. The summit was still snow... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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25 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

This, along with Johnston Canyon, was the loveliest hike we did in the area. It was a beautiful day for it, not too cold, and nice and sunny. Extremely pretty, and not very steep so you weren't so out of breath you couldn't enjoy it. It took about two hours from top to bottom, but we were in no rush... More

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18 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

We got up fairly early and hiked this trail before check-out time at our hotel. It rewarded us with a pleasant hike on good trail with amazing views in a variety if directions. Not the most arduous climb, but enough to get the blood flowing, especially if you bumped up your speed a notch. This is the kind of activity... More

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