Want to discover the soul of Yosemite? Explore the park's biggest chunks of wilderness, a vast realm of deep, granite-walled canyons, peaks rising to over 12,000 feet, and one gorgeous mountain lake after another.
With rivers of ice pouring off craggy mountains and cliffs, deeply green forests, over 760 lakes offering mirror reflections of it all, megafauna like bighorn sheep, mountain goats, elk, moose, and grizzly and black bears, and over a million acres in Montana’s Northern Rockies, it's little wonder that Glacier is so popular with backpackers: There's no place like it.
Simply put, no multi-day hike in the contiguous United States quite rivals the Wonderland Trail around Mount Rainier.
From Yosemite Valley to Mount Whitney, the 211-mile JMT has often been described as “America’s Most Beautiful Trail”—and people who walk its length usually agree.