The Johnson is a 9.5 km hiking route in Invermere that winds through a dense network of hiking and mountain bike trails near the Lillian Lake Recreation Site. Largely forested, this hike features a series of ascents and descents that will bring you to a scenic viewpoint overlooking the Columbia Valley. Make sure to bring a GPS or trail map as navigation of this trail network can be tricky.
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Route Description for The Johnson
Hiking The Johnson is a great outdoor adventure in Invermere that will allow you to witness some impressive views overlooking the city, valley, and surrounding mountains. The trail traverses some fairly easy terrain and has a small elevation gain of 378 m spread throughout the hike; however, some steep sections might be difficult for less mobile hikers. Still, this is a great option for both casual and experienced hikers.
As you work your way through the beautiful forests, you will eventually come to a viewpoint overlooking the Columbia Valley. Below you, the waters of Toby Creek flow into Windermere Lake, and in the backdrop, you will see the Swansea and Four Point Mountains. Continue following the trail along the edge of the cliff to make your way back to the trailhead.
Getting to the The Johnson Trailhead
To get to the parking lot for The Johnson from Invermere, head to the northwest along Panorama Drive for 800 m and keep straight to continue on Toby Creek Road. Turn right after 5.4 km to enter the parking area.
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