23 miles
Distance
3,583 ft
Climb
-3,736 ft
Descent
03:51:50
Avg time
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Johnson Pass Details

  • Riding area
    Moose Pass
    Moose Pass, Alaska
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • 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

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

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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
    -0.123%
  • Grade max
    -42.496%
  • Grade min
    40.18%
  • Distance climb
    10 miles
  • Distance down
    10 miles
  • Distance flat
    4 miles
  • Avg time
    03:51:50
  • Avg reverse time
    02:08:08
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Status:
on Jun 19, 2017
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Avg: 4 (2 votes)

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Johnson Pass Trail Reports

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

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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