Bow Falls Trail

Bow Falls Trail near Banff, AB


This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars
3 kms
1 hour
easy
Snowshoeing, Hiking, Cross Country Skiing, Mountain Biking
Spring, Fall, Summer
Banff, AB
User Urban trekker

A short hike from the town of Banff to the falls on the Bow River - this trail can be done on either side of the river but the town side via Tunnel Mt drive is more strenuous.

Your starting point is the bridge across the Bow River in downtown bridge - once across the bridge just follow the green signs to the Falls - cyclists and cross country skiers will have to take a slightly different route as the true trail climbs up to a falls viewpoint - too steep for bikes - the alternate is well signposted -their is a picnic area at the Falls and you are likely to see river rafters taking off from the opposite shore at the mouth of the Spray River.

The trail follows the river for much of the way providing you great views of Mt Rundle,and other peaks


Some wildflowers are also in bloom.

NTS Map: 082O04
Elevation Gain: Negligible


Directions:

The most common starting point is by the Bow River bridge in Banff. see note in description above.





This trail can be extended to go west towards the Cave and Basin or follow the Spray River upstream for a distance - look for a separate description of the Spray River loop
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Please check the bottom of the Description (above left; click) for the author's written directions.

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By longleggedhikerPosted By: longleggedhiker  - Fri Aug 13 02:25:21 UTC 2010 This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars Upside An easy and very urbanized trail by the Bow River, very enjoyable. Downside If you like peace and quiet, you will not find it here. Comment Reccomended hike for anyone in Banff, way better than dodging people on Banff Avenue.
By kimmygPosted By: kimmyg  - Thu Sep 17 17:20:48 UTC 2009 This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars Upside Extremely easy to get to. A nice afternoon stroll.
They are making major improvements to the stairways and viewpoints.
Downside The falls are only mildy spectacular Comment Better than shopping in Banff!


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