The John Muir Trail in North America is estimated to be 211 miles (340 kilometers) long, and takes 15 days* to complete when hiking at an average of 15 miles (25 kilometers) per day.
This trail is also referred to as the JMT.
It is a linear trail, which means that to do a thru hike, you will have to start and end your hike in different places.
The John Muir Trail has 2 terminuses. Most thruhikers choose to start their hike at the Mist Trail & John Muir Trail Trailhead in Yosemite Valley, California, United States and end their hike at the Summit of Mount Whitney in Whitney Portal, California, United States.
A good day of the year to start this hike from the Mist Trail & John Muir Trail Trailhead is August 1.
The Pacific Crest Trail Association takes on the task of maintaining, improving, and advocating for the John Muir Trail as its trail association.
|Name||John Muir Trail|
|Length||211 miles (340 kilometers)|
|Far Out Guide||John Muir Trail Map|
|Trail Association||Pacific Crest Trail Association|
|Terminus A||Mist Trail & John Muir Trail Trailhead, Yosemite Valley, California, United States|
|Terminus B||Summit of Mount Whitney, Whitney Portal, California, United States|
Estimated Total Budget (USD): $2,525.00