The John Muir Trail passes through what many backpackers say is the finest mountain scenery in the United States. This is a land of 13,000-foot and 14,000-foot peaks, of lakes in the thousands, and of canyons and granite cliffs. The John Muir Trail is also a land blessed with the mildest, sunniest climate of any major mountain range in the world.
The trail is 211 miles long and runs (mostly in conjunction with the PCT) from Yosemite Valley to Mt Whitney, in California. Winding through the famed Sierra Nevada, the JMT visits some of the crown jewels of America’s park system: Yosemite, John Muir and Ansel Adams Wildernesses, Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks. The John Muir Trail section of the Pacific Crest Trail will mark you forever.
Learn the basics of planning a JMT hike.
Use the same tools as other successful hikers and equestrians.
It’s a little bit of an alphabet soup. TM, Reds, VVR and MTR. What and where will you eat?
See what permits you need to hike the trail and when you need to apply for them by.
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Dive into the John Muir Trail and learn about who’s behind this remarkable stretch of trail.