Johnston Canyon Trail to Upper Falls

EASY 98 reviews
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Johnston Canyon Trail to Upper Falls is a 5.0 kilometer out and back trail located near Massive, 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
5 km
ELEVATION GAIN
390 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

walking

forest

views

waterfall

wildlife

With over one million visitors per year Johnston Canyon is one of the most popular tourist attractions in all of Banff National Park. The lower falls is very powerful and can be approached via footbridge and pedestrian tunnel, while the upper falls is highest and can be taken from a platform at the base or top of the falls.

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2 days ago

Beautiful, easy hike but often way too busy.

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4 days ago

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5 days ago

Beautiful hike - have done it several times and love it each time -- especially when you go off season! Went the end of May - weather was perfect and crowds were few. You especially lose the crowds when you continue to the upper falls which is a must!

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11 days ago

So. Many. People. Definitely go early if you want a parking spot that's not 2 miles down the road. The crowds get smaller passed the lower falls. However, it is very beautiful.

hiking
12 days ago

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13 days ago

Jolie rivière et belles chutes mais pas un incontournable selon moi s'il fallait choisir. Très achalandé même tôt le matin.

13 days ago

hiking
14 days ago

Beautiful scenery but very crowded trail and parking. Keep your kids on a short leash here!

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15 days ago

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17 days ago

walking
17 days ago

Easy walk with stunning views! Once you get past the lower falls, you break away from a lot of the crowds.