Johns Lake Loop

EASY 45 reviews
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Johns Lake Loop is a 1.9 mile loop trail located near Essex, Montana that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and horses and is best used from April until October. Horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
1.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
203 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

hiking

walking

horseback riding

lake

river

waterfall

wild flowers

hiking
4 days ago

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13 days ago

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13 days ago

hiking
15 days ago

A very scenic lovely easy trail in the Forrest and along the river with falls. Signage is lacking.

hiking
15 days ago

Hike is quick and beautiful. Lake is nice, but views are limited with many trees. Signage is tricky. Take the routes where horses aren't allowed. Cross the road and walk up to the parking lot and down to the bridge to cross McDonald Creek. At the end of the Loop, walk back towards McDonald Creek and follow the road back to the Going-To-The-Sun Road. Perfect for kids!

hiking
20 days ago

The part by McDonald creek is very beautiful McDonalds falls are amazing defintally recommend. the actual johns lake has trees in the way and wasn't as nice, we did see a deer though.

hiking
21 days ago

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23 days ago

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24 days ago

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27 days ago

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28 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

Beautiful view of the river

hiking
1 month ago

Nice trail. Shaded all the way.

1 month ago

Some ambiguity with signage while on trail. Beware of signs for a horse loop which is the wrong way. Stay with signs toward avalanche. .

hiking
2 months ago

Nice easy hike with beautiful views!!

hiking
2 months ago

3 months ago

Good, but as of may 7 we had to hike up to trailhead about 1.5 miles from McDonald lodge

3 months ago

Good, but as of may 7 we had to hike up to trailhead about 1.5 miles from McDonald lodge

hiking
3 months ago

pretty, especially the part by the creek, but had to walk up from mcdonald lodge as going to the sun road was not open past there - so added 3 miles to our hike! Early may -