Park in the Johnston
Canyon parking lot located on the Bow Valley Parkway 26kms West of Banff.
Banff National Park.
Description: This scenic hike/walk
is possibly the most crowded trail in
Banff National Park. Parking is not
easy to find and you can expect
to share the trail with large crowds of people
summer and winter months however the inkpots are less crowded as most people
turn around at the second set of falls. The trail is well groomed and winds it's
way up Johnston Canyon towards two sets of water falls. The lower falls are an
easy 1.1km walk, the second set of falls are located 2.7kms. Once you reach the
upper falls continue on to the
Ink Pots for another 3kms where you'll find 7 underground springs located in a beautiful
meadow next to Johnston Creek.
The Inkpots deep blue green color and bubbling quicksand bottoms make the hike well worth the extra time and effort.
Local campgrounds include
Castle Mountain and
Plain of Six
Larch Valley & Sentinel Pass,
Mount Fairview, Mount Temple,
located near here.
You are in bear country.