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Really enjoyed this trail which we started from Tunnel road one day but the next went all the way... read more

Reviewed December 28, 2018
Coffs Harbour, Australia
We always do this walk when in Calgary

Nice walking trail even in the snow! Beautiful views too! Sometimes we can see animals in the... read more

Reviewed December 16, 2018
Fort Worth, Texas
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Buffalo Street | Surprise Corner Viewpoint parking lot, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L, Canada
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All reviews surprise corner bow river interesting rock formations parking lot large herd of elk an easy walk sleeping buffalo interpretive signs amazing sight nice walking short hike beautiful pictures mountains surrounding viewing platform well worth the visit beautiful area saw elk
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Reviewed December 28, 2018

Really enjoyed this trail which we started from Tunnel road one day but the next went all the way back to Surprise Corner. Nothing too steep and beautiful views in so many places. Loved it.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank CherylDD599
Reviewed December 16, 2018

Nice walking trail even in the snow! Beautiful views too! Sometimes we can see animals in the valley but not this time. You can see the beautiful Banff Springs hotel in the distance too. There are plenty of beautiful picture spots along the way and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Dalestacey
Reviewed December 14, 2018

Lovely overlook in winter and surely in warm weather as well. Not many hoodoos but if, like me, you'd never seen them before, here's your chance!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank AixTex
Reviewed December 14, 2018 via mobile

The view from this trail is insanely gorgeous. It great because you just park your car and it’s a very short walk to the viewing platform.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank dylang73
Reviewed December 3, 2018

I have travelled to many places on Earth. The Rocky Mountains have been the best for scenery. As for Hoodoos, I had to do a search on the internet to find an explanation for the name. "Hoodoos are composed sedimentary rock covered by harder rock...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank PlanetOz
Reviewed November 22, 2018

I had seen pictures of the Hoodoos and put it on my list of things to see whilst on holiday. Once we had parked the card and found them I was surprised at how small they were! A bit underwhelming if I'm honest with you,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank sarahpWiltshire
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Wonderful x-country running trail on the east edge of town in Banff. Lots of different terrain and well marked trail troughout. This included some relatively steep segments and lots of beautiful views of the surrounding mountains and valley. I was able to only go for...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Peter W
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

A great easy hike with beautiful views. Trail is well kept and well marked. Well travelled as well. If you are travelling solo and nervous to go hiking alone, this is a good place to go. We did the loop from Surprise Corner and it...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank deathracerJH
Reviewed October 29, 2018

Loved this, great short hike with stunning views. Banff National Parks red chairs here too so you can sit admiring the view

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank bruisyard
Reviewed October 23, 2018

Never heard of hoodoos, but man! They are impressive! Incredibly tall standing rock that almost look like they are art.... traditionally seen as magical, these rock formations seem like they were carved (and they were, but by water). Nature is so cool.

Date of experience: October 2018
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