Johnston Canyon to Ink Pots

EASY 177 reviews
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Johnston Canyon to Ink Pots is a 6.5 mile 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.

DISTANCE
6.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2263 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

cave

forest

views

waterfall

wildlife

snow

hiking
20 hours ago

Beautiful day hike! Not a super challenging trail and path levels out as it goes on. Ink Pots are beautifully blue!

Very easy hike! But great views and only really takes about 3-4 hours round trip

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7 days ago

Some call this "easy"?! Beautiful hike with amazing trail along the waterfalls. Right now, the incline up to the Ink Pots is very muddy with icy spots. Totally worth the workout and adventure.

17 days ago

22 days ago

Super touristy, it was ok but typically quite busy and to commercialized for my liking.

hiking
25 days ago

hiking
29 days ago

Did this hike today. Gorgeous weather.
Slippery in spots!
"Crowd" thins significantly out after upper falls.

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike on a beautiful day still icy in some areas very busy by the afternoon

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike, the falls were just starting to melt, the ink pots were very interesting. Seeing the spring bubbling up through the sand at the bottom of the ponds was pretty cool.

Went April 20 crampons definitely made the hike enjoyable. Saw lots of people struggling in running shoes.

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

Did this with my wife in January, it was a winter wonderland.

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1 month ago

1 month ago

A relaxing hike but beware of the crowds.

hiking
1 month ago

Easy and amazing view all the way to the end.

1 month ago

September 15, 2013