Johnson Pass Trail

 5 votes

23.7 Miles 38.2 Kilometers


Singletrack

2,094' 638 m

Ascent

-2,247' -685 m

Descent

1,517' 462 m

High

518' 158 m

Low

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

26%

Max Grade (15°)

Minor Issues

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A great through-trail through classic Kenai Peninsula singletrack.

Owen Means

Overview

Dogs: Off-leash

Description

Riding this trail north to south is most popular; however, there are fun descents on both ends of the trail. The north and south trailheads are 30 miles apart on the Seward Highway for shuttling cars.

By mid or late June, the trail is usually overgrown and becomes a little less fun. Downed trees across the trail and numerous shallow water crossings are often present in early or mid June. Trail tread is mostly fast and flowy, but there are plenty of shorter sections of rock and root gardens. Unlike Resurrection Pass, Devil's Pass, or Lost Lake, riding above treeline is limited to a mile or two at the pass. Two lakes at the pass provide an opportunity to cool off and have lunch.

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Jul 2, 2017
James Chavez
Muddy. Just about overgrown. If considering going I wouldn't wait much longer than now. 21.2mi
Jun 17, 2017
Makenzie Jorgensen
24mi
Jun 26, 2016
Alan Solow
Cows Parsnip was prevalent. Great ride
Jun 30, 2015
carey ballard

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  4.4 from 5 votes

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Minor Issues 62 days ago
Some Mud, Fallen Trees - Super overgrown! Don't bike unless you're mad for brush that takes visibility down to zero for 70% of the trail. That said it was one of most strenuous, breath taking, adventures I've ever taken. Lots of bear sign, but brush too thick to see them.
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