23 miles
Distance
3,509 ft
Climb
-3,688 ft
Descent
04:03:19
Avg time
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Johnson Pass Details

  • Riding Area
    Moose Pass
    Moose Pass, Alaska
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    Early Summer, Very Late Summer, Autumn
  • Global Ranking
    #23934 in Mountain Biking

Great classic Alaska backcountry ride. Riding North to South(traditional route) has a mostly steady climb. Up 50 feet, down 20, up 50, down 20. Many steep semi-technical spots. Has a little bit of everything...loose shale, hero dirt, water crossings, technical rocks. Once past Johnson Lake, you get a great 5 mile downhill, short climb, then 2.5 mile downhill, followed by rolling terrain to the south trailhead. Be mindful going into blind corners, as there are some cliffy areas. Best to ride early Summer or very late Summer. Overgrowth makes it very difficult to ride during mid summer, snow and avalanche paths make it difficult if hit in the Springtime.

Access Info

North Trailhead near MP64 Seward Hwy, South Trailhead MP32.5 Seward Hwy.

Disclaimer

Bear country!

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More Stats for Johnson Pass bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -179 ft
  • Altitude min
    468 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,502 ft
  • Altitude start
    672 ft
  • Altitude end
    493 ft
  • Grade
    -0.148%
  • Grade max
    -43.322%
  • Grade min
    41.458%
  • Distance climb
    10 miles
  • Distance down
    10 miles
  • Distance flat
    3 miles
  • Avg time
    04:03:19
  • Avg reverse time
    02:08:08
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Status:
on Sep 14, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4 (2 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
Directions to johnson-pass trailhead (60.724310, -149.277769)
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Johnson Pass Trail Reports

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Sep 14, 2018 @ 9:38pm
Sep 14, 2018
Dry. Brushed from 15 miles the north trail head. Unbrushed sections are variable to challenging lacking a hard frost. Two trees down on south end...
Jun 16, 2018 @ 12:45am
Jun 16, 2018
I rode this on 6-15-18 and I’d consider it Johnson Pass dry. The usual spots are wet, but everything else is great
Jun 19, 2017 @ 9:24am
Jun 19, 2017
Trail is generally in good condition. Multiple stream crossings or mud spots at dips along the trail, especially on the north side of the Pass....
Jul 6, 2016 @ 3:51pm
Jul 6, 2016
Really nice ride on July 2nd. Rode from Turnagain side to Johnson Lake and back. Very tight and overgrown with tall grass, cow parsnip, devil's...
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Sep 14, 2018 @ 9:36pm
Sep 14, 2018
Johnson Pass, My City
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Sep 14, 2018 @ 9:36pm
Sep 14, 2018
Johnson Pass, My City
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Sep 14, 2018 @ 9:36pm
Sep 14, 2018
Johnson Pass, My City
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Sep 14, 2018 @ 9:36pm
Sep 14, 2018
Johnson Pass, My City

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1 Review & Comments

  • + 0
flag Akjoatmon (May 30, 2017 at 19:45)
 5/30/17. Rode to the Falls about 7 miles in from the north side. A couple avalanche run outs (one perhaps 50 yards wide) and some mud puddles but no muddy sections. Good riding.
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