Johnson Pass Details
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.
North Trailhead near MP64 Seward Hwy, South Trailhead MP32.5 Seward Hwy.
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More Stats for Johnson Pass mountain bike trail
Altitude change-152 ft
Altitude min505 ft
Altitude max1,531 ft
Altitude start672 ft
Altitude end520 ft
Distance climb10 miles
Distance down10 miles
Distance flat4 miles
Avg reverse time02:08:08
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Johnson Pass Trail Reports
Jun 19, 2017 @ 9:24amJun 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 @ 3:51pmJul 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...|