John Muir Trail Backpacking Trip

The John Muir Trail is the premier hiking trail in the United States. The trail starts in America's treasure, Yosemite National Park, and continues 215 miles through the Ansel Adams Wilderness, Sequoia National Park, King's Canyon National Park, and ends at the highest peak in continental United States, Mount Whitney at 14,496 ft. Time to complete is about 30 days.



Personal Locator Beacons Reviews

Guide to JMT official site

JMT NAD 27 Waypoints mapped and can be downloaded from Sierra Hikes.

JMT Topo Maps


Southbound start

UTM 11N  274438,4178878 (east,north When looking at the map, coordinates are 274000mE along the top and 4178000mN)
Decimal Degrees (Lat,Lon) 37.729385,-119.559617
Degrees and decimal minutes (Lat Lng) N 37° 43.763'  W 119° 33.577'


Hiking Notes

If we hiked 15 miles a day, we would complete in about 15 days. 10 miles a day would be 22 days. 



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