Johnson Peak white/blue trail

Looking toward Redbird Hill from Johnson Peak
Redbird Hill is first hill (middle) right where First phase of trails are way in background (upper right) is McAdams Peak
User: CedrHillr - 12/4/2008

Location: Possum Kingdom Trail

Rating: 4stars
Difficulty: 4stars  Solitude: 4stars
Miles Hiked: 3.00 Miles  Elapsed Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes


I hiked the recently blazed Blue/White trail from Public campground #4.  This is new and goes up Johnson Peak, (350+ foot hill above lake).  The other trails are east and go up Redbird Hill (topping around 200 feet  above lake).   White and Blue ribbons mark the trailhead off a dirt road that leads to campsites just east of the boat ramp road. The trail is roughly 3 foot wide and cleared well w/ good views of lake along the way and is mostly dirt and some rock surfaced.  There is another trailhead for Johnson Peak on Park Road 36 past the church.  Across the hwy and on the other side of the church is the Redbird trailhead.   I never met a person along this trek but did hear some hikers and kids coming up from the other trailhead on this cold, clear day.  From the peak I could clearly see the state park, the rest of the pennisula, the bends of the lake, Hells Gate, the Cliffs, McAdams Peak and even Schoolhouse Mountain.  What a view!! 

Log Photos
Johnson Peak off of White trail
View of Possum Kingdom Lake
Looking toward Redbird Hill from Johnson Peak
Area around Possum Kingdom Trail