Wanda Lake, John Muir Trail, Kings Canyon National Park.

Photo Gallery: Thru-Hiking the John Muir Trail

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By Michael Lanza

The John Muir Trail is frequently referred to as “America’s Most Beautiful Trail,” and there may be no long backpacking trip that’s more spectacular, step for step, than a thru-hike of the JMT through California’s High Sierra. From Yosemite Valley to the summit of 14,505-foot Mount Whitney in Sequoia National Park, you walk 211 miles past jagged peaks of clean, golden granite, through a constellation of sparkling mountain lakes and more waterfalls than anyone could name, and over numerous passes from 11,000 to over 13,000 feet.

Get a sampler of this backpacking trip of a lifetime in the photo gallery below.

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3 Responses to Photo Gallery: Thru-Hiking the John Muir Trail

  1. Aron   |  March 23, 2016 at 1:08 am

    Yeah, not what you can do, walk long, and have to endure the pain. However it is still worth it!

  2. Corey Beavers   |  March 22, 2016 at 11:36 am

    That is some really beautiful scenery there! Having never been out to CA, it looks like such a fantastic place for outdoor opportunity.

  3. Tricia @roadtriptheworld.com   |  April 6, 2013 at 6:52 am

    Thanks for your inspiration! Your pictures are absolutely amazing. It is definitely a dream of mine to hike the John Muir Trail.

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