3 miles
61 ft
-61 ft
Avg time


  • Riding area
    Banff, Alberta
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical rating
  • Global Ranking

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.

Access Info

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 min
    4,593 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,636 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,593 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,593 ft
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    2,234 ft
  • Distance down
    2,004 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,761 ft
  • Avg time
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on Jul 26, 2017
Avg: 2.25 (4 votes)

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Bow Falls -... Trail Reports

Jul 26, 2017 @ 9:37am
Jul 26, 2017
Jul 17, 2017 @ 7:41am
Jul 17, 2017
Perfect summer conditions. Dry but not super dusty.
May 6, 2017 @ 8:23pm
May 6, 2017
Apr 29, 2017 @ 7:49am
Apr 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 @ 9:24pm
Apr 17, 2017
Early season trail conditions- no snow and almost entirely dry. Minor Water drainage issue, standing water on trail surface
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Apr 29, 2017 @ 7:50am
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1 Review & Comments

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flag josheim (Aug 11, 2017 at 20:03)
 Elevation profile is wrong

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