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Tunnel Mountain Trail - Hiking

Alberta, Canada


Distance 36 KM
Estimated Time 3 hours

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Why choose this trail?

Tunnel Mountain Trail is a trail that stretches for 3.9 km. Located near the town of Banff, Alberta, Canada, there is a river. It is a path where you can admire, or go for walks. You can choose this route during the month of June to August. As with other trails, you can take your dog to the Mountain Trail Tunnel. Try to clean up just in case he needs to be on the way.

Discover the Tunnel Mountain Trail

With its name "tunnel", we will automatically see a tunnel during this journey. This is not the case, because it does not exist. This is what surprises more than one.

Beginning in Banff, you will pass the road leading directly to the Tunnel Mountain Drive Trail. The latter is surrounded by pine and fir forests. It's the perfect place to get some fresh air and catch your breath. During this hike, you can meet Australian tourists. This track is unimaginable. Indeed, you will be able to admire the view overlooking the Fairmont Banff Springs. The latter looks exactly like a real castle. As soon as you get to the top of the mountain, take the time to admire the panoramic views of Banff, the Bow Valley and Mount Rundle.

Note that bike rides are prohibited on this trail, and do not go through the shortcuts not to get lost.

Walk the Tunnel Mountain Trail

It's an easy track; everyone can finish the journey in 2 to 3 hours at most. All you need is a little willpower and everything will be fine. Indeed, it is a trail that measures just 4.3 km.

It is a very practical hike. This is one of the most popular activities in the city of Banff. The trail is well maintained and easy to access. You can admire the city, the Bow Valley and Mount Rundle. It is ideal for those who love nature.

The Tunnel Mountain Trail is a small hike, which can be started from downtown Banff. To access the mountain, nothing easier, there is no slipping or stony passage. However, to avoid wasting time, in case you get out of breath more easily, it would be better to change paths.

Aside from a few more steep trails, most of the trail has a small climb to reach the summit. Although it's the smallest mountain in Banff, Tunnel Mountain offers a unique landscape on the valley and views of the city of Banff.

As soon as you start, you will directly face the long laces. It is not that you are going to face the mountain that you will not be able to admire anything else. In fact, at the same time, a view of the city will be at your fingertips. It is still necessary to look well, because it shrinks step by step.

Visit a mountain in town!

We do not often have the chance to find that in the city. Climbing a mountain in the city of Banff is the goal of this trail. With its climbs, you will be rewarded by the view of a wooded landscape down this mountain.

Spend an incredible day choosing this climb. You will see turns in laces a little steep. Come to the top, you will quickly forget that you are tired. A 360-degree view of the city is offered, as well as the Bow and Spray River valleys, the Banff Springs golf course and the surrounding peaks.

The Mountain Tunnel attracts many hikers especially in summer, spring and autumn. If you do not have the time to go during these seasons, it would be advisable to inform yourself well before going during the winter. Indeed, with the snow, you will have to wear appropriate shoes to avoid accidents. It will not be necessary to think about bringing warm clothes, water, and crumbs.

Tunnel Mountain, emblematic monument of the city.

It's a very short and easy track. It is one of the best trails in Banff National Park. The trail is well managed, easily accessible and therefore ideal for hikers. During this trip, you will be able to admire the panoramic view of the city, the Bow Valley and Mount Rundle. Hiking is the easiest way to know the secrets of the region.

For tourists, the name "Tunnel Mountain" was found in the 19th century. This was achieved when the Canadian Pacific Railway decided to install a tunnel across the mountain in 1882. But this project never took place.


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