Rundle Riverside Trail
Rundle Riverside Trail

Rundle Riverside Trail

Around Banff
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Dirt walking biking trail winding through the forest Rundle Riverside trail Banff National Park

Rundle Riverside Trail

Distance: 11.0mi
Elevation: 2,477ft
Time: 5-7.5h

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The straightforward Rundle Riverside trail is an easy to follow trail that connects Banff to Canmore. It is a great option for those who find the Goat Creek trail to be overpopulated. This quiet trail is tailor-made for those seeking solitude on easy terrain. It is also a fantastic route for trail runners and families with children that can go the distance.

Rundle Riverside Trail Map

Getting there

From the Town of Banff, cross the Bow River Bridge and turn left onto Spray Ave. Continue straight and take another left onto River Ave, making your way to the Bow Falls viewpoint. Continue by crossing the bridge over the Spray River and joining the golf course road. You’ll come to a pullout with a trail sign and kiosk where your trail begins.

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When to do


Backcountry Campsites


Pets allowed

Yes - On Leash

Family friendly

Older Children only

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Route Type

One Way

Rundle Riverside Trail
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Rundle Riverside Trail Description

The Rundle Riverside trail begins at the back of the Banff Springs Golf Course at the edge of the Bow River. The trail is very easy to follow and does not involve any technical terrain. It rises gradually by gaining and losing elevation consistently throughout the trail.

The trail follows the river the entire way, offering excellent views of surrounding peaks while following the grand Rundle range. At the end of the trail, you will find yourself thrown into the extensive trail system at the Canmore Nordic Centre. Follow signs to the main parking area. You can either shuttle vehicles for this trail, or you can follow a trail into downtown Canmore and take Roam Transit back to Banff.



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