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Johnson Lake is a 1.9 mile loop trail located near Banff, Alberta, Canada that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until August. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 1.9 miles Elevation Gain: 229 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

walking

running

forest

lake

river

views

wildlife

muddy

snow

closed

Note: This area closes in the winter time and is expected to reopen again in May.

hiking
6 months ago

Road in and surrounding lake area closed until May 14, 2020

Je recommande cette randonnée les paysages sont magnifiques. Randonnée très facile

hiking
no shade
8 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

Only walked a small piece of this as it was pretty deserted. Without bear spray, my sis and I felt a little spooked so we turned around.

hiking
8 months ago

This was a beautiful hike! A full circle around the lake with your choice of making the hike more of a challenge by selecting alongside the lake, or hiking above. I highly suggest hiking up to the red chairs! The view is beautiful.

hiking
8 months ago

Easy and beautiful hike around the lake for different views. Only a few other hikers out there felt like we had the trail to ourselves which was very cool. Hidden gem great for all abilities.

hiking
8 months ago

Sehr schönes Spiegelbild auf dem Lake. Sehr entspannter Spaziergang.

hiking
9 months ago

Great family friendly hike with amazing lake views. Suitable for all skill levels.

hiking
9 months ago

Great views of the surrounding mountains from different angles around the lake. While fairly simple to circle on a well-worn path, there are a couple places where you can accidentally go astray but getting back was easy in our experience. Using the app has the benefit of getting you to a couple interesting sites and experiences. If you go to the swing, look to the east and find a red chair with a great view.

hiking
9 months ago

Hiked on 8/17, excellent easy hoked with awesome view of surrounding mountains.

lovely easy walk on a pleasant Saturday afternoon.

easy hike with kids. bring some towels and enjoy the beach after.

hiking
9 months ago

Beautiful views of the lake and ranges around. Bring a swimsuit and a picnic! Great, easy hike for our 9 & 11 yo boys.

hiking
10 months ago

Really scenic and beautiful lake & trail! Relaxing and easy, suitable for everyone.

hiking
10 months ago

Sentier facile avec belles vues sur le lac

hiking
10 months ago

Beautiful short trail and dog friendly.

hiking
10 months ago

Easy and fun for the whole family. Great way to tire out young children. The views were spectacular.

hiking
10 months ago

Ein schöner Spaziergang (nicht wirklich eine Wanderung) um den See. Einige Pfützen, aber nichts wildes. Wir haben viele Vögel gesehen. Auch bei Regenwetter (wie heute) gut machbar. Bei klarem Himmel ist die Aussicht vielleicht noch etwas spektakulärer, aber trotzdem ein sehr lohnenswerter Trail!

hiking
10 months ago

Beautiful hike! Easy loop around the lake with beautiful scenery. Forest, meadow, lake, mountains, wildflowers.

hiking
10 months ago

Great , relatively flat trail. There’s a swing on the trail which I found really nice. Nice family stroll trail

hiking
10 months ago

This was a beautiful and tranquil walk around the lake. The trail is well maintained and a good place to stretch your legs.

Nice viewing areas, easy and short. Great time for first timers.

hiking
11 months ago

Beautiful lake and mountain views! Easy loop trail through the trees beside the lake. Lots of people were swimming/ kayaking and playing in the lake so it was a little loud in some areas. Plus the woodland animals (squirrels/ chipmunks) weren’t scared of us so clearly people have been feeding them. But otherwise it was a nice short hike! Not many people on the trail itself.

hiking
bugs
11 months ago

This is a lovely trail around Lake Johnson! It is so beautiful! We went around 12:45 today and it wasn’t overly busy. It has very minimal elevation change and the path is mostly wide enough for one person. The visibility of the trail was very good. We enjoyed a nice hike around some beautiful scenery! We wish we would’ve taken big spray though, the mosquitoes were everywhere!

hiking
11 months ago

We did this trail in the late evening, just as the sun was beginning to set. The lake was calm and looked gorgeous against the mountains and the colours in the sky. The trail is an easy loop trail around the lake, through a wooded area. It is in very good shape. We saw on Elk, but that's it as far as wildlife. Beautiful trail for a nice easy hike!

hiking
11 months ago

Was a nice easy hike and great to get out into the Mountains

hiking
11 months ago

Great for small (young) children. More of a walk than hike. Some shade. Could fit a single jogging stroller down the trails, maybe not a double in places. Great picnic area, kayaking, paddle boarding.

walking
11 months ago

Easy quick loop round one of the smaller lakes in the area. Little elevation gain and nice views of the north face of Rundle above the lake.

hiking
11 months ago

Great hike. Easy and has a variety of lake and woods hiking.

closed
Sat May 11 2019

Not open until May 15, 2019. Bears and restoring fish.

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