Distance: 10 km
Time: 1 – 2 hrs
Elevation Gain: 306 m
Elevation Loss: 277 m

Technical Rating: Intermediate
Physical Rating: Moderate
Season: May – October
Permit Required: No

GPS (GPX): click here
Google Earth: click here
Columbia Valley Cycling: click here

A sweet x-country ride, with spectacular views of Toby Creek and the Rocky Mountains. Around 2 km of trail runs along the Toby Canyon offering some amazing views; please use caution when riding this section as it is super exposed. If you have an aversion to heights, please walk or avoid the section all together. Mainly an intermediate trail, it does contain two sections rated advanced. Both advanced sections do have a ride around or can be walked.

If you’re looking for a longer ride, you can now combine The Johnson with the Kloosifier trail for a 20 km ride. Kloosifier is a new singletrack trail just east of The Johnson which may be accessed via a connector trail right from The Johnson; it is well-marked.

TRAILHEAD | N50 30.242 W116 05.740

The trailhead is located right across from the Lake Lillian picnic area on Toby Creek Road and is well marked. Drive towards Panorama Mountain from Invermere and park at Lake Lillian. Cross the road and look for the trailhead marker showing the start of the trail; refer to the Google map above.


N50 30.171 W116 05.894 (Parking)
N50 30.242 W116 05.740 (Trailhead)

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