Johns Lake Loop

EASY 30 reviews
#20 of 105 trails in

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

3 hours 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
7 days ago

Nice easy hike with beautiful views!!

hiking
19 days ago

1 month ago

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

1 month ago

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

hiking
1 month 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 -

hiking
9 months ago

9 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

This is a beautiful hike. Very short and easy but pretty. Bring your camera. We originally intended to hike the McDonald Creek trail but got lost on to this one. Not the best signage there. We went with the flow and finished this one instead. The creek and some of the falls are spectacular.

hiking
11 months ago

Trail is poorly marked. We ended up following the horse trail because the loop to Johns Lake is not clearly marked (stay on Avalanche trail). What you get to see is great! McDonald's fall and Johns Lake were both beautiful! Could've done without all the horse poop.

11 months ago

Easy hike. Don't expect much from the lake bit the river has some beautiful views and I enjoyed going through the tunnel.

hiking
11 months ago

This is one of my favorite hikes. It is an easy walk through beautiful old growth forest. John's Lake has lots of bugs, but beautiful scenery. A photographer's dream! The signage coming down to McDonald Creek is poor but if you follow the river you will make it through. Several times on this hike you share the trail with horses.

Friday, June 17, 2016

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Friday, March 25, 2016

Thursday, March 03, 2016

hiking
Saturday, October 03, 2015

Very good. I highly recommend this trail.

hiking
Wednesday, August 12, 2015