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“Great place to hike.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Johnston Canyon

Johnston Canyon
Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Activities: Hiking
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Owner description: Scenic wooded canyon with trails for hiking and biking.
Dublin, Ireland
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“Great place to hike.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Trial is great. It is easy and suitable for people all ages. Great views on the way to the upper waterfall. Worth to hike all the way. Great photo opportunities around each corner. Massive free parking.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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“A Must See!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

A beautifull walk with many squirrels along the way-this Canyon tops them all.At the Lower Falls go through the tunnel for a good look ( the tunnel is small) you will get some water spray, but well worth it.

Visited June 2014
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Farmington, Utah
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“Don't rush through”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

Don't let the easy grade and the short distance of this hike fool you into not spending enough time here. We were looking for a short hike but the sheer beauty and power of the falls merits spending at least an hour or two soaking it all in.
As the trail is very narrow in places be prepared to be patient if you have a stroller or wheelchair. Whatever you do do not miss going through the tunnel and witnessing the lower falls up close and personal.

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Eastern Canada
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“Worth the walk!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

It is a beautiful walk along the water with waterfalls. There are many tourists up to the lower falls, but the walk to the upper ones is much less busy and worth the extra effort! We ended up walking all the way to the 3rd location, which we didn't feel was worth our effort when compared to the two first!

Visited June 2014
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Calgary, Canada
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“Gorgeous, and very accessible hike for all ages”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This is a perfect hike to take if you are looking of something accessible with beautiful views all along the way. Be sure to go in the cave at the midway point to experience the power of the lower falls. Be warned though, you will get wet! Perfect way to cool off if it is a hot day. Be sure to keep going to see the upper falls as well. Then when you go back down you can reward yourself with a delicious ice cream cone! And be sure to watch for wildlife on the road side as they are often there.

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