Siffleur Falls

Banff, Alberta

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The trail is found along Highway 11, the David Thompson Highway, at the Siffleur Falls day-use area. This 3.84-mile out-and-back trail makes an excellent evening excursion for intermediate riders. After crossing a high-quality suspension bridge over the North Saskatchewan River, the trail follows a good, wide track to a second crossing. Turn right at the junction, and the trail becomes a narrow singletrack as it climbs toward the falls. As the trail approaches the falls, the low rumble of water tumbling over the falls indicates your proximity. The falls has carved a narrow canyon through the limestone. As the water tumbles over a resistant layer of rock, it cuts away the rock beneath the hard layer and eventually undercuts itself. As the layer collapses, the falls moves a little farther upstream, while, at the same time, it creates a lengthening canyon beneath it.

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"The trail is found along Highway 11, the David Thompson Highway, at the Siffleur Falls day-use area. This 3.84-mile out-and-back trail makes an excellent evening excursion for intermediate riders. After crossing a high-quality suspension bridge over the North Saskatchewan River, the trail follows a good, wide track to a second crossing. Turn right at the junction, and the trail becomes a narrow singletrack as it climbs toward the falls.

As the trail approaches the falls, the low rumble of water tumbling over the falls indicates your proximity. The falls has carved a narrow canyon through the limestone. As the water tumbles over a resistant layer of rock, it cuts away the rock beneath the hard layer and eventually undercuts itself. As the layer collapses, the falls moves a little farther upstream, while, at the same time, it creates a lengthening canyon beneath it."

Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Banff
Distance: 3.84
Elevation Gain: 197 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Technical Difficulty: Moderate
Physical Difficulty: Moderate
Season: Late May to early October.
Trailhead Elevation: 4,396 feet
Top Elevation: 4,593 feet
Local Contacts: Alberta Forest Service, 403-845-8250.
Local Maps: Topo: 83 C / 1 Whiterabbit Creek.
Driving Directions: Directions to Siffleur Falls

Recent Trail Reviews

7/18/2012
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A beautiful area the falls were neat to see, we hiked past the falls until we ran out of trail and camped at the end of the trail at a make-shift campsite fire ring for two nights. Saw one person, now that is hiking! Short hike back about 7km to where we stayed but too much bush. I enjoy being high above the treeline but still a great getaway in the mountains.



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