Your section-by-section guide to the John Muir Trail
Declared one of the top five hiking trails on the planet by National Geographic Adventure
magazine, the John Muir Trail (JMT) runs a spectacular 211 miles from fabled Yosemite Valley to the foot of Mount Whitney, the tallest peak in the lower 48. Along the way, the JMT takes in Kings Canyon and Sequoia national parks, the Inyo National Forest, and the Devils Postpile National Monument. The only way to experience this world-class trail is by foot, and this new edition of Day and Section Hikes: John Muir Trail,
by Kathleen Dodge Doherty
and Jordan Summers
is here to guide you the entire way.
The section hiking chapters include trail maps and elevation profiles, driving directions and GPS coordinates, permit and fee instructions, and details about what to expect on each trail. Ratings for scenery, difficulty, solitude, trail condition, and accessibility for children ensure that you only choose the hikes that are right for you. There's also user-friendly information on coordinating transit, detailed altitude profiles, tips on where to stay and how to prepare, and more. Whether you're out for a day hike, for a few days, or for the entire trail, this is the guide you need.