Johnston Canyon to Ink Pots

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Johnston Canyon to Ink Pots is a 10.5 kilometer heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Banff, Alberta, Canada that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
10.5 km
ELEVATION GAIN
690 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

cave

forest

views

waterfall

wildlife

snow

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19 minutes ago

hiking
1 day ago

The trail gets really crowded if you don't go early enough. Also, I'd consider the trail from start all the way to the ink pots to be more moderate level than easy. I consider the trail to the upper and lower falls itself to be easy.

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3 days ago

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4 days ago

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4 days ago

Lovely hike up Johnston Canyon where we left the crowds behind. The ink pots themselves are interesting and pretty, but the valley is spectacular. Lovely picnic at the river.

hiking
4 days ago

Reasonably good hike, bit disappointed with the view on top, at the inkpot.

hiking
4 days ago

Breathtaking views at the inkpots

7 days ago

Great first hike of the season. Go early to avoid the crowds!

hiking
8 days ago

Great trail.
We apéndice 5 hours .
A Lot of photos.

hiking
8 days ago

Awesome, but intermediaire not easy if you got to see the ink

hiking
9 days ago

9 days ago

We do this in the winter every year, really fun

10 days ago

10 days ago

11 days ago

Lots of tourist in lower falls but nice quiet hike to the ink pots, do go early as tourists are very pushy and won't share path

hiking
11 days ago

Fun, but make sure you go early. This trail is extremely crowded by mid-day. We started at 7:30 a.m. and by the time we got back both parking lots were full and there was a row of cars a mile long parked along Bow Valley Parkway.

hiking
12 days ago