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“Easy hike, stunning views.”

Tunnel Mountain Trail
Ranked #6 of 75 things to do in Banff
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Montreal, Canada
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71 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Easy hike, stunning views.”
Reviewed July 24, 2013

An easy & popular hike to the summit of Tunnel Mountain where you will have a great views of Banff and the surrounding mountains. The hike up & down with 15 minutes spent at the top is likely to take you no more than 2 hours.

Visited July 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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“Nice hike”
Reviewed July 16, 2013

This is not an easy trail if you are with young kids, but it's possible. We were with kids ages 5-15 and we all managed to get to the summit. We started mid way (not at the surprise view point but farther up) and the 3.4 km took us about 3 hours. There are many great places to stop for a great view and that helped all of us.

Visited July 2013
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Carver, Massachusetts
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“a great little hike”
Reviewed July 10, 2013

this is a great little hike of maybe an hour or so that we walked to from town ,but you could drive. most locals do this hike and it gives you a spectacular view of Banff township and Mount Rundle which is right next to it.
it is free and pack some food and water as you'll want to hang out on top and just be amazed at the views.
bring a sweatshirt.

Visited August 2012
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Byron Center, Michigan
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110 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Perfect for a short 1.5 hour hike!”
Reviewed July 1, 2013

Lots of vistas and views of both the Bow River and of town. Also views of Sulphur Mountain which we hiked the second day. This hike will get your heart rate up a bit but is totally fine for kids above 5. You will love the top, very pretty with a few rock sculptures. Beautiful and can get to the hike from downtown!

Visited June 2013
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Ottawa, Canada
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“Very enjoyable”
Reviewed June 16, 2013

We really enjoyed this hike. It's a pretty good workout, and the views were lovely (we got really lucky and did it on a beautiful day!). The trail is well kept, and only a few spots I found a bit difficult due to rocks. It took us just over an hour, with a nice break at the top (we started from the Tunnel Mountain Dr. parking area).

Visited June 2013
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