The Bow Falls/Hoodoos Trail can be ridden in either direction. It is a short singletrack trail which takes you down towards Bow Falls, or up from the falls to the second Tunnel Mountain parking lot located on Tunnel Mountain Road. It’s a great trail for families to enjoy, especially when descended to the falls.
Expect incredible views of the surrounding mountains and the river below, along with a short exposed ridge section on Tunnel. The trail is well marked; just follow the orange arrows. I recommend riding the trail from the Tunnel Mountain Rd. parking lot, down towards Bow Falls, ending at “Surprise Corner” which offers some incredible views of Fairmont Banff Springs. This option is much easier than having to ride up a short, but steep, section on the east end of the trail - this section is very short and can be easily walked if beyond your ability to ride up or descend.
Trailhead: The trailhead is located on Tunnel Mountain Road at the second parking lot. When riding/driving from town the parking lot is located on your right-hand side. Park and look for the singletrack trail heading west from the car park. Orange arrows point in the direction of the trail; there is a trail map 100 metres west of the parking lot to help get you oriented.
Local Trail Association
More Stats for Bow Falls - Hoodoos Trail mountain bike trail
Altitude min4,593 ft
Altitude max4,636 ft
Altitude start4,593 ft
Altitude end4,593 ft
Distance climb2,234 ft
Distance down2,004 ft
Distance flat1,761 ft
Avg reverse time00:36:01
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Bow Falls -... Trail Reports
Jul 26, 2017 @ 9:37amJul 26, 2017
Jul 17, 2017 @ 7:41amJul 17, 2017
|Perfect summer conditions. Dry but not super dusty.|
May 6, 2017 @ 8:23pmMay 6, 2017
Apr 29, 2017 @ 7:49amApr 29, 2017
|Majority of the trail is clear and dry. A couple snow patches but 27.5's had no problem. A little mud and a couple puddles. All round, in good shape|
Apr 17, 2017 @ 9:24pmApr 17, 2017
|Early season trail conditions- no snow and almost entirely dry. Minor Water drainage issue, standing water on trail surface|
Routes with this trail
|Bow Valley Extreme||162 miles|
|Tunnel Mountain-Bow Falls Family Loop||9 miles|
|Tunnel Mountain No Toe||8 miles|
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