23.4 miles
3,583 ft
-3,736 ft
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Johnson Pass Details

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  • Direction
    Both Directions
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  • Season
    Early Summer, Very Late Summer, Autumn
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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.


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More Stats for Johnson Pass mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -152 ft
  • Altitude min
    505 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,531 ft
  • Altitude start
    672 ft
  • Altitude end
    520 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    9.6 miles
  • Distance down
    10.0 miles
  • Distance flat
    3.7 miles
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on Jul 6, 2016
Avg: 4 (2 votes)

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Johnson Pass Trail Reports

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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Jul 6, 2016 @ 3:51pm
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Johnson Pass, My City

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