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Johnston Canyon
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Owner description: Scenic wooded canyon with trails for hiking and biking.
Reviewed September 11, 2013

Was a wonderful attraction, allow at least 1hr and a half to slowly enjoy everything. The walk to the canyon was nice and lots of great photos to be taken.

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Reviewed September 11, 2013

This was a beautiful hike, but not my favorite. The canyon is absolutely beautiful and so are the falls. It's an excellent hike if you're looking for something not to difficult. I guess it just felt a bit less like a hike than some of the others since it was fairly crowded and a lot of the path was paved.

Thank JoAnnG287
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Reviewed September 11, 2013

the trial is through the inside of the canyon near the water, on a pathway that is constructed of steel and cement and rammed into the mountain side. this makes it unique, and gives you a safe viewpoint. it does get a little chilly so you might want to take an extra layer if you get cold easily. we did both the lower falls and the upper falls. if you are short of time, the lower falls provides a lot of satisfaction for the distance walked. you do not get very close to the upper falls (unlike the lower falls), and have to walk much further to see it.

Thank howho
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Reviewed September 10, 2013

Can't say I'd recommend. Loonngg walk up to the lower falls and an even lllooooger walk up to the highest! What they need are golf carts...haha. Count on about a 45 minute drive up on winding roads.

Thank Gary A
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Reviewed September 10, 2013

this is a fairly easy hike up a dramatic deep canyon thanks to the placement of many catwalks and railings. The canyon walls are steep and the numerous waterfalls are beautiful.

We probably chose the wrong day to check out the summer version of this hike after doing it in the winter last year. It was the Labour Day weekend and the parking lot was full and there were cars parked on both sides of the road for a half a kilometer both ways.

On the trail it was almost a steady stream of people moving up and down the trail. Parents with strollers, family with pets, joggers and hikers of all ages crowded around the view points along the way. The ice cream stand at the bottom of the trail was doing a booming business.

Good short hike but I doubt I would come back on a busy long weekend again.

Thank elink40
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