Johnson Pass

MODERATE 9 reviews
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Johnson Pass is a 20.4 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Moose Pass, Alaska that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, camping, and backpacking and is best used from June until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
20.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3,041 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

dog friendly

backpacking

camping

hiking

trail running

waterfall

wildlife

bugs

muddy

snow

3 months ago

I used to guide backpacking trips on this trail when I was 18 and 19 (32 now!) The full hike was amazing, yes mosquitos, yes cold at night, yes very rainy- but totally worth it for the pristine wilderness and waterfall (see my b and w photo) hoping to go back next year and do this trail again :)

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Biking today - beautiful weather great sunshine! Rode up about 4 miles saw a few bear scats and two overnight bear sleeping areas. Decided to play it safe and not venture too far. Trail design seem used as much this year as last year - after 2 miles a lot of overgrown brush and narrow path.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Hiked this July 2013 and it was extremely grown over. Lots of bushwhacking and a billion mosquitoes. Beautiful spots to camp, plus successful lake fishing. We camped at one of the sites near the lake. Didn't go the full 20 miles but did about 9 miles round trip. Recommend!

Saturday, May 14, 2016

We didn't go all the way, only about 2 miles out and back, but it's a fairly easy trail. We went in mid spring and there was an avalanche blocking the path so that was fun to go over.

camping
Wednesday, July 13, 2011

My wife and i did this hike all the way from end to end with our two dogs. It is a fairly mild hike, with a few mild inclines hear and there. Be sure to bring your bug spray, as they almost carried us away. Or poor dogs were constantly rolling in the mud to get away from the flies. There is a nice camping area about halfway heading from the south to north. We were pleasantly surprised to find a nice little pond hidden behind the trees of our campsite. Be sure to keep an ear out for a couple of waterfalls that are not directly visible from the trails. We did see a little sign of bear, but only sign.

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