Bow Falls Viewpoint to the Hoodoos at Banff - Slowpokes and Dawdlers - Thu, May 17 2007

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Bow Falls Viewpoint to the Hoodoos at Banff - Slowpokes and Dawdlers (5/17/2007)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location:Banff
Date(s) & Time:Thu, May 17 2007  10:30 AM  (Carpool Departure: 8:45 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Wed, May 16 2007 11:59 PM
Event Duration:5 hours, 10 km return
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Event Coordinator(s): Ed
Karen D
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Member Cost:Voluntary Donation Only (See Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:14
Minimum Group Size:4
Number Registered So Far: 7 (Log in to see who's signed up.)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Distance: 10.2km
Elevation Gain:70m loss, then gain.

This trail rolls gently along the Bow River through sun- dappled forest and meadows, culminating at the hoodoos, weirdly-shaped pillars carved by water and wind erosion. The trail's relatively low elevation makes this an excellent early or late season hike.

The trail covers a variety of terrain, and is heavily used by mountain bikers. From the small parking lot at the trailhead, the path descends to the Bow River and winds its way alongside a small side channel. Be alert for grazing elk! You climb a small hill back up to an escarpment above the river, then cruise along until you reach Tunnel Mountain Road. The trail continues eastward on the sloping trail alongside Tunnel Mountain Road to the Hoodoos parking lot. From there, we have a 0.4km interpretive trail to the Hoodoos Viewpoint.

Ref: GemTrek's Banff and Mount Assiniboine Map

Required Items to Bring:
- $ (or park pass) for entry into Banff National Park
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Take the Trans Canada Highway west to Banff. The trailhead is located 1.6km southeast of downtown Banff on the corner of Buffalo St. and Tunnel Mountain Dr. To get there, take the first exit into Banff, take Banff Ave through town, and before crossing the bridge, turn left on Buffalo St. The trailhead (at "Surprise Corner") is at the tip of the hairpin curve where the road becomes Tunnel Mountain Drive.
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):320Km
Carpool Departure Time: 8:45 AM
Carpool Location:   Log in for location
Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions
** Calgary Transit Info
Carpool Cost: Approximate vehicle expense for this event is $112.00 (calculated at total Km * $0.35, effective Tuesday, September 26, 2023). This is based on $0.16/Km for maintenance, plus current gas price divide by 9. Alternately your carpool driver may choose to split the maintenance cost plus the actual gas cost among all in the vehicle. Your carpool driver will confirm exactly how much money they require to cover costs. Please split the actual cost among all people in the vehicle.


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Cost & Payment:
Voluntary Donations:Although there is no cost for this event, please note that the club survives on voluntary donations. Please consider making a donation based on the value you feel you receive from the club. See our How You Can Help page for more information.
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Suggested donation amount for this event is: $2.00/Person.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance: