6.3 miles
Distance
1,291 ft
Climb
-1,292 ft
Descent
01:02:05
Avg time

The Johnson Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Lillian Lake
    Invermere, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (3 votes)
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #5521 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #47284 in Trail Running
    • #11558 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    85 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 90 in Trail Running
    • 70 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    RSTBC

This is a classic loop with spectacular views. If you like fast and flowy singletrack, this trail is going to be up your alley. This may be an intermediate level trail, but user should be aware of numerous sections with exposure to cliff edges. This is definitely not a beginner trail and requires mandatory travel on sections of narrow exposed trail where a fall may result in serious injury.

This is a multiuse trail. Please give the right of way to hikers. Also, please stay on the trail and avoid damaging sensitive grass and habitat.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for The Johnson bike trail trail
  • Altitude min
    2,947 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,182 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,143 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,143 ft
  • Grade max
    -49.84%
  • Grade min
    35.097%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,293 ft
  • Avg time
    01:02:05
  • Avg reverse time
    01:16:39
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Status:
on May 28, 2021
Ideal
Avg: 4.1 (25 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Snow Cover Inadequate
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      The Johnson Trail Reports

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      May 28, 2021 @ 2:03pm
      May 28, 2021
      Apr 16, 2021 @ 1:01pm
      Apr 16, 2021
      Just a couple of damp spots... good to go!
      Apr 4, 2021 @ 12:59pm
      Apr 4, 2021
      90% great condition 10% too early for skinny tires.
      Mar 10, 2021 @ 8:15am
      Mar 10, 2021
      reporter Expect a mixed bag of firm snow and ice in the am - good fat biking. Things will turn into an ugly mess of slush, ice and mud later in the day. ...
      Feb 28, 2021 @ 4:55pm
      Feb 28, 2021
      Mostly fine for a fatbike. Lots of icy sections though with a wee bit of mud. Tree down on one uphill section.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 131 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
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      • 796 rides
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      Photos

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      Jul 31, 2021 @ 9:34pm
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      Jun 7, 2020 @ 7:38am
      Jun 7, 2020
      | 2 comments
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      Aug 19, 2018 @ 9:46pm
      Aug 19, 2018

      Trail Lists

      Routes with this trail

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      6 Reviews & Comments

      • + 3
      Seppie (May 22, 2016 at 10:35)
       Locals tell me it's normally ridden in a clockwise direction.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      gfedd10 (May 1, 2017 at 13:06)
       Great trail with a little bit of everything. Dirt is really good right now. Popular trail but not busy at all once you're on it.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      Husband74 (Jun 27, 2018 at 10:21)
       Great trail for intermediate riders. Trail along canyon may bother those afraid of heights but easily overcome as it is a short stretch of breathtaking views.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      Croxxx (Aug 16, 2019 at 15:30)
       Stunning views. Great trail with flow and a few climbs. The river edge return has steep drop offs but very rideable and the path is plenty wide enough.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      Engibeering (Jun 20, 2021 at 8:38)
       Don't know why Trailforks has this trail shown as a one way black trail, it's a two-way blue trail.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      ryancartiers (Oct 4, 2021 at 17:59)
       Trail is marked as Intermediate / blue around & on the road side;
      black on the ridge / exposed area as you may fall to your death.
      [Reply]

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