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Can't wait to do the whole thing!

It was amazing! My fiancé and I did only a quarter of it - the part from Devils Postpile to... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2018
klyotra
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Only Touched Portions

Beautiful trail through the Sierras and something we may have to go back and do the whole thing... read more

Reviewed 2 May 2018
Spuddler
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25 Aug 2018
“Can't wait to do the whole thing!”
2 May 2018
“Only Touched Portions”
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Passing through what may be the finest mountain scenery in the U.S., the John Muir Trail will take you through a landscape of incredible proportions, of soaring peaks and cliffs and thousands of lakes, and generally mild weather.
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Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

It was amazing! My fiancé and I did only a quarter of it - the part from Devils Postpile to Yosemite Valley but it was awesome! The path itself was 'easy to walk' and well developed. Water was always available on the trail so you...More

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Reviewed 2 May 2018

Beautiful trail through the Sierras and something we may have to go back and do the whole thing. Beautiful scenery all around.

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Reviewed 14 February 2017

Backpacking two years in a row up to Gilbert Lake and Matlock Lake with group of kids who was 11, 10, 9 for the second years, the first year one of them was only 8 years old girl ... Kids love it, they were doing...More

Thank Noi C
Reviewed 10 September 2016

The John Muir Trail is a jewel in the High Sierras. I section hiked this, 50 miles as a teenager, 100 miles in 2010, and 120 miles in 2011. Because our distances weren't too long we were able to carry all our food without a...More

Thank Mark N
Reviewed 9 August 2016

John Muir and Pacific Crest Trail: Florence Lake to Goddard Canyon. 56KM out and back Sierra Nevada Mountains Back-County trek. Central California, USA Contents Intro The Trail The Hike and Camping What we brought and Other Considerations Lessons Learned Pictures Introduction Hello Backpackers! This is...More

6  Thank kennybeal
Reviewed 17 May 2016

We started hiking the JMT in segments in our late 60's. Because we were not retired, we didn't have the flexibility to hike the entire trail all at once. Hindsight says this was lucky. Each segment required upward to 20 miles to get to JMT...More

1  Thank mistravel
Reviewed 22 October 2015

I spent a half-day hiking the John Muir Trail (part of the famed Pacific Crest Trail shares the same path). In 5 hours I saw four people in total. The trail is relatively flat and meanders alongside wide rivers, through open meadows (Tuolumne Meadows), shady...More

Thank backpacker31
Reviewed 7 September 2015

This trail was recommend by the travelbook. And it was right, follow the John Muir trail upwards is a mice shady walk. Don't underestimate the trail, it is a steep walk up. Tiring anyway, however the view to the vernal fall from the top is...More

Thank CI P
Reviewed 12 August 2015

We just returned from a backpacking trip, with the intent of climbing both Mts. Williamson and Tyndall. Though some of our party did in fact climb those peaks, I enjoyed the challenging and diverse backpacking from the Owens Valley on the JMT, along Symmes Creek...More

Thank Luckie27
Reviewed 14 July 2015

This is a nice little trail. Okay, it's long, but not by far the hardest in the Yosemite Valley. Because it's one of the easier trails, you get a lot more people who shouldn't be anywhere near wilderness and bring all their trappings of modern...More

2  Thank nabenom
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