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“Cycle Canmore to Banff and Return” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Banff Legacy Trail

Banff Legacy Trail
Banff National Park, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Ranked #13 of 32 attractions in Banff
Type: Trails
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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“Cycle Canmore to Banff and Return”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

Cycle through spectacular mountain country... about 1 - 1.5 hours each way (depending on number of stops). Paved trail, some hills, usually breezy... a bit of a mountain wind tunnel. You can park close to the highway at Harvie Heights, just before Banff Park gates. Cycle into Banff for lunch!

Visited September 2012
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Pollock Pines, California
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“What a gem to bicycle!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

Banff is blessed to have such a long (16 mile), beautiful, safe, and easy bicycle trail accessed right from town. It does parallel the highway, but we were too busy enjoying the views to notice the traffic. Bactrax Bicycle Rentals set us up with proper fitting bicycles that shifted smoothly for a reasonable price. They also recommended riding on Golf Course Drive, a 6 mile loop that was also beautiful with very little traffic.

Visited September 2012
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“Banff Legacy Trail”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

The Banff Legacy Trail is a wonderful, paved, double track trail used by bikers, roller-skiers, roller bladers, etc. It is rated as a Green or easy level that meanders from the East Park gates to Banff and beyond - approx. 22km. It also connects with the Palliser Trail which runs west from the charming little town of Canmore. The Rocky Mountain scenery is (of course) outstanding; the only con is that the trail winds close to the highway so that you can hear the traffic. It is a great attraction for families and people of all ages and fitness levels to enjoy. Both Banff and Canmore also have many off-road bike trails of different levels of difficulty; you can get good trail maps from the Canmore Info Center and the Park Info Centers. Enjoy!

Visited August 2012
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Airdrie, Canada
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“Great riding!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

The trail consists of hills and flat places, so it's for everyone! The trail itself is in really good shape - not a lot of potholes or bulges (which is easy on the bum!).

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“Good for cyclists and on foot”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012 via mobile

Used this route up to cascade falls when walking from Banff. Route was used by many cyclists but also others on skates and on foot. Was easy to follow and use to get to Cascade falls. Fairly flat and follows the main roads from Banff. Nice views of mountains as there are wherever you are in Banff.

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