Johnson Lake Loop

Johnson Lake in Banff National Park, is a perfect short hike if you don’t have much time for one. It’s relatively flat all the way around, and the trail hugs the shoreline of the lake.

You can go either clockwise or anticlockwise around the lake – either way you’ll end up back at the parking lot! There’s also a secret cabin in the woods if you are looking closely enough.


Crossing a creek entering the lake


Another view of the creek


Through wooded patches beside the lake


The hidden cabin


High up on the bluffs beside the lake


Back down to the lakeshore


At the furthest point from the parking lot


Parks Canada’s ‘Red Chairs’ by the lake

In all the total return distance for the hike is about 2.8 km (1.7 miles), with very little elevation gain or loss.

© RockiesOutdoors 2015.


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