Bow Valley Parkway

 

Trail Clasifications

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Please note : Trail paths are only for graphical representation and may not be 100% correct for navigation

Trail Information



Castle Junction

Trail Number1
Trail HeadCastle Junction on the Bow Valley Parkway
ClassificationEasy
Distance8.7 km of trails in area
ElevationElevation gain 31m
DescriptionA series of interconnected forested trails that begin at Castle Mountain Chalets.You can park for these trails (labelled #1, #2 & #3 on-site) either near the hostel, or at the Rockbound Lake or Castle Lookout trailheads. Detailed maps are available at Castle Mountain Chalets or the hostel.
ConditionsView Conditions
Dogs AllowedDogs on leash at all times
Trail MapClick to Download


Castle Lookout to Protection Mountain

Trail Number2
Trail HeadCastle Mountain Lookout
ClassificationModerate
Distance5.5 km one way
ElevationElevation gain 15m
DescriptionThis new trail links the two existing cross country ski trails on the Bow Valley Parkway. Travel this unique path to discover a new perspective on the original auto-route through Banff National Park.
ConditionsView Conditions
Dogs AllowedNo dogs allowed
Trail MapClick to Download


Baker Creek to Protection Mountain Campground

Trail Number3
Trail HeadAcross the road from Baker Creek Chalets.
ClassificationEasy
Distance3.5 km one way
ElevationNo Elevation
DescriptionThis trail (labelled '#2' on-site) runs parallel to the parkway, and starts across the road from the Baker Creek Chalets.
ConditionsView Conditions
Dogs AllowedDogs on leash at all times
Trail MapClick to Download


Redearth Creek

Trail Number4
Trail HeadRedearth Creek Trailhead, 20 km west of Banff on the Trans-Canada Highway.
ClassificationModerate
Distance10 km one way
ElevationElevation gain 325m
DescriptionThe trail climbs gradually through lodgepole pine forests to the Shadow Lake Trail. The last few kilometres to the highway can be exhilarating.
ConditionsView Conditions
Dogs AllowedNo dogs allowed
Trail MapClick to Download