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Johnson Pass Professional Review and Guide
"A popular overnight hike in the Kenai Mountains through alpine with two backcountry lakes and options for out-and-back or thru-hikes from north or south trailheads. One of the easier overnight hikes on the Kenai, Johnson Pass makes a good, longer family backpack with kids who can carry their own gear. Think of it as a shorter Resurrection Pass hike without the cabins.One of the easier overnight hikes on the Kenai, Johnson Pass makes a good, longer family backpack with kids who can carry their own gear. Think of it as a shorter Resurrection Pass hike without the cabins. There is good camping and decent fishing at both Bench and Johnson Lakes, which are less than a mile apart on opposite sides of gentle, alpine Johnson Pass. Steeper, cross-country hiking into the higher country from Bench Lake is excellent, though best in the first half of the summer before the brushy vegetation has grown up."
--Mollie Foster, Hiking Alaska: A Guide to Alaska's Greatest Hiking Adventures (Falcon Guides).
beautiful hike, pretty lakes and waterfalls. the trail is good too, flooded in several places though. can get muddy, and in one spot the creek totally moved around the bridge, so the bridge just crossed a dry ravine. but the valley is vast, much wildlife and great camping spots all over.
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