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Tunnel Mountain Trail

Intermediate

Trail

1.8 mile 2.9 kilometer point to point
70% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 833' 254 m
Descent: -395' -120 m
High: 5,316' 1,620 m
Low: 4,680' 1,426 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 13% (7°)
Max Grade: 56% (29°)

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Extremely popular trail with great views of Banff and spectacular mountains.

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Features River/Creek · Views

Limited parking at official trailhead. Parking is available in town (Banff). Pedestrian-friendly side streets provide a good approach to the trail.

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There are no restrooms at the trailhead.

Description

Tunnel Mountain Trail is easily accessed from the town of Banff and is very popular with hikers and trail runners. The trail allows constant views of spectacular mountains, the Bow River, and Banff. The trail is wide and hard-packed, and is very well maintained by Parks Canada. There are some long, steady inclines, but it's worth the effort. Bring a snack to eat at the top while taking in the view. (There is no tunnel! The railroad once planned a tunnel but went around instead.)

Flora & Fauna

Elk and white-tail deer frequent the area and may be seen from the trail.

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  4.3 from 3 votes

#3

in Banff

#7134

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#3

in Banff

#43

in Alberta

#7,134

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View of Mt. Rundle from Tunnel Mountain Trail
Sep 20, 2019 near Banff, AB

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