Banff, AB Trails and Parks

Banff has 66 trails in the vicinity, including 33 for mountain biking and 22 hiking trails. These trails range from 0.4 to 91 miles in length. The most popular trails are Johnston Canyon to Ink Pots, Sulphur Mountain from Hot Springs and Peyto Glacier. Trails.com member John L. recently completed Rock Isle Lake via Sunshine.
  • Johnston Canyon to Ink PotsView Trail Details

    7 Reviews

    Banff, AB

    • Hiking  
    •  Moderate
    •  3 hours
    •  7.4 miles
    •  Guide

    The trail through Johnston Canyon may be the most popular in Banff Park. Catwalks and view platforms permit a unique variety of vantage points ...

  • Tunnel MountainView Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Banff, AB

    • Walking  
    •  Moderate
    •  1.5 hours
    •  1.4 miles
    •  Guide

    Connoisseurs of mountain beauty have a deep affection for Tunnel Mountain. James Outram recommended this walk, commenting, “the view will never ...

  • Johnston CanyonView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Banff, AB

    • Walking  
    •  1.25 hours
    •  1.7 miles
    •  Guide

    Catwalks and view platforms permit a unique variety of vantage points for enjoying this remarkable canyon and its waterfalls. The Lower Falls ...

  • Rock Isle Lake via SunshineView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Banff, AB

    • Hiking  
    •  Difficult
    •  1.5 hours
    •  10.1 miles
    •  Guide

    The long trudge up the road eventually brings you to the alpine larches and open country for which Sunshine Meadows is famous. The rest of the ...

  • Cascade AmphitheatreView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Banff, AB

    • Hiking  
    •  Difficult
    •  4 hours
    •  10.3 miles
    •  Guide

    This demanding route leads through pine forest with few viewpoints before you reach the Amphitheatre. After crossing Forty Mile Creek, you see ...

  • Sulphur Mountain from Hot SpringsView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Banff, AB

    • Hiking  
    •  Easy to Moderate
    •  4 hours
    •  7.1 miles
    •  Guide

    A wide, well-graded trail leads to the summit of Sulphur Mountain. It is the path that Banff weatherman Norman Sanson took weekly from 1903 to ...

  • Stoney SquawView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Banff, AB

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  2.2 miles
    •  Guide

    Stoney Squaw is a locally well-known trail. In a park where most of the singletrack has long since been closed, it stands along as a great technical ...

  • Lake MinnewankaView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Banff, AB

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  43.4 miles
    •  Guide

    The trail is located at Lake Minnewanka in Banff National Park. This trail provides both expert and intermediate riders with challenges and views ...

  • Rundle Riverside & Banff TrailsView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Banff, AB

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  1-2 hours
    •  23 miles
    •  Guide

    The Rundle Riverside trail runs from the Banff Springs Golf Course to the park boundary and its considerably more hard-core than most people ...

  • Peyto GlacierView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Banff, AB

    • Hiking  
    •  Difficult
    •  8 miles
    •  Guide

    A strenuous day hike to the toe of Peyto Glacier spilling from Waputik Icefield.

  • Wenkchemna PassView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Banff, AB

    • Hiking  
    •  Difficult
    •  12 miles
    •  Guide

    A moderate day hike into a remote glacial valley, located southwest of Lake Louise in Banff National Park. Special attractions include Moraine ...

  • Great Divide Trail: Sunshine to Highway 93View Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Banff, AB

    • Hiking  
    •  Difficult
    •  23.6 miles
    •  Guide

    Strenuous hiking on good trails with long climbs over three high passes Almost as popular as the Mount Assiniboine area is Egypt Lake in Banff ...

  • Plain-of-Six-GlaciersView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Banff, AB

    • Hiking  
    •  Easy
    •  8 miles
    •  Guide

    An easy day hike with a moderate climb just before the turn around point. Hike location starts from the Chateau at Lake Louise in Banff National ...

  • Consolation LakesView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Banff, AB

    • Hiking  
    •  Easy
    •  3.7 miles
    •  Guide

    An easy, half-day stroll through a subalpine forest to a pair of sparkling lakes below the walls of Bident Mountain. Hike is located south of ...

  • Redearth CreekView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Banff, AB

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  12.4 miles
    •  Guide

    Redearth Creek separates the sheer faces of Pilot and Copper Mountains. While it is not a technically challenging ride, it does offer a pleasant ...

  • Tunnel Mountain (Hoodoos) TrailView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Banff, AB

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  2.7 miles
    •  Guide

    This is one of those well-hidden trails that have eluded many longtime locals. At the same time, it is one of the most pleasant rides in the ...

  • Healy CreekView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Banff, AB

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  8.9 miles
    •  Guide

    Beginning along the urban pavement of Sundance Canyon Trail, Healy Creek eventually forgoes the pavement for a wide doubletrack. Along the route ...

  • Siffleur FallsView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Banff, AB

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  3.84 miles
    •  Guide

    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 ...

  • Hoodoos from Bow FallsView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Banff, AB

    • Walking  
    •  2.5 hours
    •  3.1 miles
    •  Guide

    Although you can drive to the Hoodoos, there are bonus rewards if you take this trail: views of large Douglas firs, of the Fairholme Range, and ...

  • Cory PassView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Banff, AB

    • Hiking  
    •  Difficult
    •  5 hours
    •  8.4 miles
    •  Guide

    Cory Pass is an arduous trip through craggy peaks, highlighted by awesome views of the nearby vertical slabs of Mt. Louis. Mountain sheep frequent ...

  • Harvey PassView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Banff, AB

    • Hiking  
    •  Difficult
    •  5.5 hours
    •  12.1 miles
    •  Guide

    It’s best to do this hike on a sunny day in late summer. Deep snow often lingers into July in Bourgeau Lake’s high shady basin and Harvey Lake ...

  • Rockbound LakeView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Banff, AB

    • Hiking  
    •  Moderate
    •  5 hours
    •  10.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Although the trail begins with a tedious trudge up a fire road, the valley back of Castle Mountain is filled with delights: the bright-green ...

  • Allenby PassView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Banff, AB

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  6-9 hours
    •  91 miles
    •  Guide

    Allenby Pass is a long, physically and technically difficult ride that is very rewarding for strong and skilled riders. Expect to encounter a ...

  • Ross LakeView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Banff, AB

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  2-3 hours
    •  18 miles
    •  Guide

    A sweet mountain singletrack winds from Lake Louise across Kicking Horse Pass on the Continental Divide to Ross Lake. The lake is a pretty little ...

  • Devil's GapView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Banff, AB

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  2-3 hours
    •  27 miles
    •  Guide

    Although the access is a bit on the rough side, this is the perfect way to spend a day riding singletrack through the awe-inspiring Devil's Gap. ...

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