Tunnel Mountain Summit Trail
A favourite jaunt for any hiker looking to get above Banff, the park’s smallest official mountain offers a hiking experience more substantial than its size might portray. Follow the pleasant trail snaking its way up the hillside to a change of scenery on the rounded mountaintop. A rocky outcrop makes a perfect resting place for exhilarated hikers to take in the town below and the curve of train tracks and vibrant marshes and forests beyond.
From back down in town, look with new eyes at the shapely mountain whose Indigenous name translates to Sleeping Buffalo.
Good To Know
- 1-3 hrs
- Year Round
- Distance from Banff:
- Distance from Lake Louise:
When to go
Everyday, June - October
This popular trail can feel challenging on your way up but we promise the views at the top are worth it!
Read the interpretive signs located along the trail to learn more about the history of the area.
In winter we recommend wearing crampons or micro spikes as the trail get's icy when it's snow covered.
Length 2.4 km one way
Elevation gain: 260 m
Hiking time: 2 hour round trip
Trailhead: Lower parking area on St. Julien Road