Explore the most popular forest trails near Anthracite with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

10 days ago

Closed until 2018-06-29.

on Stewart Canyon Trail

24 days ago

Very nice trail, good views of the lake at various points. One icy stretch but otherwise easy to traverse.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice sunset walk just before dinner, a great way to close the day after long hiking elsewhere. Practical if you are staying at the campsite closeby. However, I wouldn't make a detour for it.

3 months ago

Winter hike that was nicely traversable. Not icy, just hard packed snow and a good trail to follow. Fairly flat the whole way and great views of a bluebird sky.

nature trips
6 months ago

i like a johnson lake because i hang out with my friends
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hiking
7 months ago

Hiked this trail in late August. It's a nice, easy walk around the lake through a forest. The views are supposed to be beautiful, but there was still a lot of smoke from the wildfires when we were there.

hiking
7 months ago

starts from lake minnewanka. from the parking lot to the trailhead is roughly 2km. easy to get to. The trail is fairly easy with not much elevation gain. huge drop on the one side down to the river. pretty cool. bring bear spray! came around the corner and ran into a massive grizzly sitting on the trail! bluff charged for a hundred feet or so. But the other times I've gone, the trail ends at a beauty spot where you go down to a bend in the river. super chill spot and quiet from people. but seriously watch for bears. fairly easy hike and to get to the end and back is roughly 3 hours. definitely recommend

trail running
8 months ago

Ran 2 miles out 2 miles back on this trail. Very nice, great views. Would love to do much more.

hiking
8 months ago

Hike starts along the lake before heading into the woods and follow a stream. It is an out and back trail that is fairly level. There were people near the lake but no one on the trail through the woods at a 9:40 start. The trail ends at a dry stream bed that you can take down to the active stream. We hiked during Sept perhaps the second stream is active in the Spring. There was a bear restriction requiring groups of 4 and bear spray. We found another couple to hike with in order to comply. Our hike was September 12, 2017 9:40am-11:40am. There was a large parking lot that had room at 9:40.

hiking
8 months ago

Did the first half of the trail in April to the base of the Aylmer Pass trail. Loved the scenery - saw lots of deer and goats (and no bears!). Will definitely be coming back to do it again in September!

hiking
8 months ago

Easy loop, snow showing. In the winter maybe?

9 months ago

Beautiful foresty area.

9 months ago

Beautiful foresty area.

Interesting history. Easy hike.

hiking
9 months ago

Enjoyed this hike very much. Beautiful views from the bridge and lovely place for a rest by the river before turning back.

Easy trail, good for a lazy rest day. Pretty views of the river and lake.

hiking
9 months ago

This is a great hike if you wanna get away from the crowds. It's also a very easy stroll around the lake. The views are certainly amazing in all directions. When you are finished take a drive up to lake minnewanka which is nearby (5km up the road).

Très jolie balade avec mes enfants de 4 et 6 ans. Beau souvenir

Très jolie balade avec mes enfants de 4 et 6 ans. Beau souvenir

walking
10 months ago

10 months ago

Johnston Canyon, is the hike, which takes one along the waterfalls, lime stone rock tunnels & caves, steep canyons and blue-green pools at the end of the hike. Our highlight of the day we so a BEAR and cub.

Breathtaking views the entire way to the bridge. Very easy trail for me and my 9 yr old.

hiking
11 months ago

A beautiful lake with many activities including a lake cruise and kayaking. A great picnic spot. You can hike around the entire lake, but it would probably take you a long time. There is also a trailhead to Stewart Canyon on the Lake Minnewanka trail.

hiking
Monday, May 01, 2017

Pretty hike. Quite easy, with a lot to see as you go along the shore of the lake.

snowshoeing
Monday, March 20, 2017

Very serene in the snow.

hiking
Sunday, November 27, 2016

Easy to medium hike but had to turn back because of bear tracks on the snow. Not expert to know when the bear past the area. Met only hand full of hikers.

walking
Monday, October 03, 2016

Stunning scenery, easy walk.

hiking
Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Nice stroll. Not very exciting

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Fun ! I did the ICE WALK a few years back! Was so amazing

on Johnson Lake

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Lots of parking for a well enjoyed picnic spot, canoeing and hiking or come the winter then cross country skiing and snowshoeing. The trail has minimal elevation gain as it circles the lake giving you a shaded tree side and a more open sun tanning stroll side. 2.5klm circuit and surely less than an hour as you watch fish jump, spot birds and watch canoeists paddle.

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