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JMT: John Muir Trail & John Muir Wilderness

John Muir Trail Books

John Muir Trail Books

John Muir Trail Books

John Muir Trail Books

John Muir Trail Books

JMT

The John Muir Trail is a long-distance trail in the Sierra Nevada mountain range of California, passing through Yosemite, Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks. From the northern terminus at Happy Isles in Yosemite Valley and the southern terminus located on the summit of Mount Whitney, the Trail’s length is 213.7 miles, with a total elevation gain of approximately 47,000 feet. For almost all of its length, the trail is in the High Sierra backcountry and wilderness areas. For about 160 miles, the trail follows the same footpath as the longer Pacific Crest Trail. It is named after John Muir, the famous naturalist.

The JMT is 213.7 miles long. From its northern terminus in Yosemite Valley, the trail runs southeast, passing south of Half Dome and then on to Tuolumne Meadows. From Tuolumne Meadows the trail turns south, running parallel to the main range of the Sierra Nevada, through Yosemite National Park, Inyo and Sierra national forests (including the John Muir Wilderness and Ansel Adams Wilderness), passing through Devils Postpile National Monument, Kings Canyon National Park, and ending on Mount Whitney in Sequoia National Park. From the southern terminus of the JMT at the summit of Mount Whitney, an additional 10.6-mile hike on the Mount Whitney Trail is required to reach the nearest trailhead at Whitney Portal, thus making an end-to-end traverse of the JMT effectively 221 miles.

see also

John Muir Wilderness Map 
PCT Pacific Crest Trail Books

John Muir Trail Books

Little Pot Hole Lake, Kearsarge Pass Hike from Onion Valley

John Muir Trailhead locations:

Bishop Pass Map

Bishop Pass Map

Bishop Pass Hiking

  • North Lake – 9500′ elev
  • Piute Pass – 11,423′
  • Lake Sabrina – 9132′
  • South Lake – 9755′

Bishop Pass Trail Map
Tom Harrison

Bishop, CA – located along US Hwy 395 is a hub for travelers and locals alike, in the high desert valley next to the Eastern Sierra range.

Tom Harrison Trail Map: Bishop Pass Maps, Backpacking Bishop CA; North Lake & South Lake Loop, Evolution Valley. PCT, John Muir Wilderness, LeConte Divide, Inyo National Forest, Inyo High Country, Sierra High Country; Sierra Nevada Passes; Hiking near Mount Whitney Backpacking Trip, california sierra camping; Durable, waterproof plastic map; Folded. Map Scale: 48K; ISBN# 9781877689680

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Bishop Pass Hiking Map

Bishop Pass Map

Bishop Pass @ 11,972′ elevation is a high mountain pass in the southern Sierra Nevada, California, on the border of the Inyo National Forest. John Muir Wilderness is located to the north and Kings Canyon National Park to the south. The Bishop Pass

Connecting the Bishop Creek valley with the John Muir Trail & Pacific Crest Trail. Bishop Pass is located west of Mount Agassiz, surrounded by multiple alpine lakes in the Dusy Basin and the Bishop Lake basin.

Bishop Pass Map

High Sierra backcountry access to –

  • Evolution Basin & Valley
  • Goddard Divide
  • Humphreys Basin
  • John Muir Wilderness
  • Le Conte Divide
  • Pacific Crest Trail (PCT)
  • South Lake – North Lake Loop
Bishop Pass Map

South Lake, above Bishop, California

see also –

Bishop Pass Map

previous edition

Bishop Pass Map

Piute Pass Hiking

Piute Pass & Piute Crags near North Lake

Bishop Pass Map

OLDER EDITION

Tuolumne Meadows Map

Tuolumne Meadows Map
Tuolumne Trail Map
Tom Harrison

HIGH SIERRA CAMP LOOP
Tuolumne climbing. Tuolumne falls. Tuolumne hikes.

Tuolumne Meadows Map

PREVIOUS VERSION

Tuolumne Meadows & Tuolumne River

Yosemite National Park hikes

Tuolumne Meadows Trail Map; Yosemite Tuolumne Mdws Hiking Map. Areas include: High Sierra Camps, May Lake, Vogelsang Camp, Sunrise Camp, Elizabeth Lake, Tenaya Lake, Yosemite Backcountry Highcountry, Waterwheel Falls, Merced Lake, Glen Aulin. Map features the entire High Sierra Camp Loop Trail, and interception of the John Muir Trail and the Pacific Crest Trail.

Topo Yosemite Topo Maps Backpacking Tuolumne High Country, High Sierra Loop Maps; GPS Compatible. Durable, waterproof plastic map; Folded. Map Scale: 42K; ISBN# 9781877689802

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Tuolumne Meadows Hiking Map

to Vogelsang

Vogelsang Camp

Vogelsang Camp

High Sierra Camps at Yosemite National Park are a network of summer tent cabin camps, erected in the wilderness, that are linked by a 50 mile loop hiking trail. The only way to reach these camps is on foot. Call it ‘ultralight backpacking’ cuz you can leave out the tent, stove and half the food. Meals are prepared in kitchens at each camp. Passing alpine lakes, creeks, meadows and granite peaks, the trails cover granite slabs, waterfalls, wildflowers and epic views of the back country. Advance reservations are required.

HSC Loop:

  • Tuolumne Meadows Camp
  • Volgelsang Camp
  • Lake Merced Camp
  • Sunrise Camp
  • May Lake Camp

Hiking Maps

see also –

All Yosemite Maps by Tom Harrison
Half Dome Trail Map
All Yosemite Maps by NatGeo
Ansel Adams Wilderness Maps
John Muir Trail Map 

John Muir Wilderness Maps

JMT: John Muir Trail Map

High Sierra Trail

hikerThe John Muir Trail is a long-distance hiking trail in the Sierra Nevada mountain range of California, passing through Yosemite, Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks.

USDA makes paper maps for John Muir Wilderness w/ Kings Canyon, and Tom Harrison offers the waterproof John Muir Map Pack. National Geographic also makes a topo map for the John Muir Trail.

John Muir Wilderness

Onion Valley Campground

Ansel Adams Wilderness

driftwood

John Muir Maps USDA
John Muir Wilderness with Sequoia Kings Canyon Wilderness

johnmuirmap

U.S. Forest Service – NFS. Old school maps – two large paper sheets. Available at Inyo National Forest Ranger Stations or the Eastern Sierra Interagency Visitors Center on US Highway 395.

Eastern Sierra Mountains
Highest Sierra Peaks

Perfect for a day hike reference or extended backpacking adventures. Map Scale = 1″ to mile; Printed on paper w/ large storage envelope. Limited availability.

gilbertlake

Gilbert Lake, above Onion Valley, Eastern Sierra Independence, CA

fish

driftwood

John Muir Wilderness Map Set
Tom Harrison Maps

John Muir Trail Maps by Tom Harrison, High Sierra Backpacking Maps, Highcountry Trail Map. Eastern Sierra Mountains inside Inyo National Forest

Mount Whitney, Lone Pine, Independence, Big Pine, Bishop, Mammoth Lakes – Eastern California.

John Muir Wilderness Map Set of 13 individual maps. Durable, waterproof plastic map; Smaller maps, not folded. Map Scale: 63K; ISBN# 9781877689345

download digital versions of this map – avenza maps
John Muir Trail Topo Map Set

or the most popular individual maps :
John Muir Trail Map #4
John Muir Trail Map #5
John Muir Trail Map #6
John Muir Trail Map #7
John Muir Trail Map #8
John Muir Trail Map #9
John Muir Trail Map #10
John Muir Trail Map #11
John Muir Trail Map #15

Heart Lake

horseback

National Geographic makes a decent John Muir Trail Map too!

nearby towns:


lilpothole

Little Pot Hole Lake, Kearsarge Pass Hike