Ink Pots Via Moose Meadows

MODERATE 8 reviews
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Ink Pots Via Moose Meadows is a 11.3 kilometer lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Castle Mountain, Alberta, Canada. The trail is rated as moderate offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

11.3 km
548 m
Out & Back

dogs on leash



trail running


27 days ago

2 months ago

The hike was on the easier side of moderate but the views towards the end were pretty spectacular. Definitely start around 7am to avoid the crowds.

4 months ago

4 months ago

masons review is literally spot on. Down to the kids going into the ink pots.. the exact same thing happened today July 29th

4 months ago

Hiked on July 25, 2017. The hike starts along the Moose Meadows Trail and later connects to the Johnston Canyon Trail which then leads to the Ink Pots. The Moose Meadows trail is quite decent, being by far the least trafficked part of the trail. Once you connect to the Johnston Canyon Trail, traffic becomes quite heavy. You'll likely encounter a few bear bells and portable Bluetooth speakers along the way. Once at the Ink Pots, the views open up as you emerge from the trees. The Ink Pots are beautiful and quite interesting, however, you aren't allowed to go off the viewing trails and bridges. Unfortunately, we encountered a family that didn't seem to care about the rules and took a little dip in the pots. Past the pots is Johnston Creek, which was packed with people and honestly seemed a little like a beach party. If it's busy, there's not a lot private spots to sit and have lunch, especially if you want to stay out of the sun. Overall, the trail is really quite nice, with the only downside being how populated it is.

5 months ago

Wednesday, November 23, 2016