See all photos (10)
×
User
Today
 
  |   Rate it:

Tags:
Level: Beginner
Length: 15 mi (24.1 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +1,166/1 ft
Total: 19 riders
 

Mountain Biking Tunnel Mountain Trail System

⚠ Heads up: Trail access may be temporarily restricted due to COVID-19.
****   Add a review
#120 of 223 mountain bike trails in Alberta
#8102 in the world

Fun trail system with minimal elevation gain/loss but excellent views of the valley along the way. Forested singletrack with roots and a few rocks in spots but mostly beginner friendly.

Before you go
  • No Drinking water
  • No E-bikes permitted
  • Fat biking allowed in winter
  • No Fee required
  • No Lift service
  • No Night riding allowed
  • No Pump track
  • No Restrooms
Getting there
From the town of Banff, access the trails via numerous points as the trail parallels and crosses Tunnel Mountain Road.
System trails (3)
Featured in
Have you ridden this trail? Help improve this information.
I rode it!
Add to another list


Tunnel Mountain Trail System Trail map

Add to or improve this map // Place this map on your website

Local Info

Club Sponsor

-

Local Bike Shop

Trail checkins

Upcoming Events

None.
Add one

Trail conditions

Good (Sep 4, 2019)
update

Camping & Lodging

Coming soon!

Tunnel Mountain Trail System videos

Add a video
We don't have any videos of this trail yet. Add one here.

Mountain Bike Trails Near Banff, Alberta

*****
Advanced | 5 mi
*****
Advanced | 4 mi
*****
Intermediate | 1 mi

Rider questions

Add a review

Rating
 
Difficulty
 
Review

Reviews

  • chuckpelley
    ****

    a fun trail... we parked at the bottom of the hill, the first left after turning towards Banff on the Lake Minnewanka turn off. Rode our bikes up the road on that same hill. On the first corner we crossed road and found a trailhead to some incredible scenic views and great singletrack.

    Reply | Thank | Edit
  • Jeff Barber
    ****

    Extensive trail system with connections to campgrounds and lodging. Great way to explore the area around Banff with views of the Bow and Cascade Rivers.

    Reply | Thank | Edit
  • Emily J Ward
    ***

    Good beginner trail. I even took a first time rider on the trail... but she ended up riding the gravel path instead of the dirt trail. I didnt like that it was a 2 way loop - and there were several places the trail disappeared into the road and wasn't well marked to find the other side.

    But overall, good trail. Nice ride.

    Reply | Thank | Edit
  • Greg Heil
    Reviewing Tunnel Bench Loop:
    ****

    The heart of the Tunnel Mountain trail system, this easy singletrack trail is great for beginners and advanced riders alike.

    Reply | Thank | Edit
  • Greg Heil
    ****

    The Tunnel Mountain trail system is a great, beginner-friendly trail system that's easily accessible from Banff. These flowing, fast trails don't have much climbing or descending, but the speed you can carry will make you forget that! The views are fantastic and the trail tread is mostly smooth, making this a great place for new riders.

    Reply | Thank | Edit
  • Greg Heil
    Reviewing The Toe:
    ****

    One of the more entertaining trails in the Tunnel Mountain trail system, this trail is still on the easier end of the spectrum, despite being labeled a black on the map. I'd call it a blue, at most.
    Also, the views off this trail are great!

    Reply | Thank | Edit