22.9 miles
Distance
3,509 ft
Climb
-3,688 ft
Descent
04:48:16
Avg time
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Johnson Pass Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    Early Summer, Very Late Summer, Autumn
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #35852 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #77559 in Trail Running
    • #76716 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

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!

Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Johnson Pass mountain bike trail 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
    04:48:16
  • Avg reverse time
    04:47:04
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on Aug 6, 2022
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Avg: 4.65 (6 votes)
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      Johnson Pass Trail Reports

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      Aug 6, 2022 @ 10:36am
      Aug 6, 2022
      From the south entrance, first 10 miles are in great shape. Once you begin climbing into the pass, the trail becomes very overgrown. Chest high...
      Jun 11, 2022 @ 11:58am
      Jun 11, 2022
      Actually, much better than we had expected. South side is quite dry, but pushki and other plants are begining to encroach. As we neared the lakes,...
      Jul 1, 2021 @ 12:18pm
      Jul 1, 2021
      Biked this north to south on a sunny day, 6/30/21. The snow has all melted out and the trail was in good condition. There were two creeks that...
      Jun 19, 2021 @ 11:20am
      Jun 19, 2021
      South 4 miles getting shaggy with cow parsnip; a few small muddy spots here and there; a trio of wet areas and 2 creeks to cross (jumpable but not...
      Oct 22, 2020 @ 10:14pm
      Oct 22, 2020
      Did it with the Kids over the weekend, Trail was in mostly good shape, some frozen ruts here and there, but nothing too bad. A few trees across...
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 1 rides
      • 20 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 26 rides
      • 54 miles avg distance
      All
      • 228 rides
      • Last: Aug 10, 2022

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      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      Blake24 (Jul 1, 2021 at 12:16)
      Biked this north to south on a sunny day, 6/30/21. Then snow has all melted out. There were two creeks to jump and hand bikes across and one downed tree to jump over. The trail was starting to get overgrown and got some burning on our shins and hands from the cow parsnip, so could recommend gloves and pants or shin guards. The bugs were moderate, but more flies than mosquitoes. The trail is in great condition though and was about 23 miles total on Gaia and Strava.
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      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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