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“Great views from the top”

Tunnel Mountain Trail
Ranked #6 of 75 things to do in Banff
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Darwin, Australia
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96 reviews
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“Great views from the top”
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 a decent surface, though not suitable for wheelchairs and the like.

You need to be a fit walker, though you can stop as often as you like, and there were people in all age ranges from the young joggers to the older puffers.

No facilities at all one you start, so take a drink with you.

Visited June 2014
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Philadelphia
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“Nice rigorous hike to summit”
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.

Visited May 2014
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Lower Sackville, Canada
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“Hike”
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.

Visited May 2014
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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“Good Walk”
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.

Visited May 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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“Beautiful views”
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 covered and coming back down was tricky as there were icy patches. Absolutely loved this.

Visited April 2014
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