Best trails in John Muir Wilderness

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Looking for a great trail in John Muir Wilderness, California? AllTrails has 66 great hiking trails, running trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Gearing up for a challenge? There are 39 hard trails in John Muir Wilderness ranging from 7.2 to 82.3 miles and from 4,606 to 14,235 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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#1 - Big Pine Lakes Trail
John Muir Wilderness
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Length: 14.3 mi • Est. 8 h 3 m
This hike starts off slightly uphill for quite a ways until you start rounding some corners and eventually you'll make it to a waterfall. You continue a ways until you make it to the breathtaking scenShow more
#2 - Little Lakes Valley to Gem Lakes
John Muir Wilderness
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Length: 7.2 mi • Est. 3 h 34 m
As of April 2020, the road is closed 3 miles before the trailhead. Be prepared to add some mileage to your hike. A day hike from the Mosquito Flat trailhead through the Little lakes valley to Morgan Show more
#3 - Duck Pass and Pika Lake Trail
John Muir Wilderness
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Length: 9.5 mi • Est. 5 h 16 m
This large, grand, austere mountain lake is close enough for a day hike from Mammoth Lakes, but far enough that it still offers solitude to those who want it. Wilderness permit required for overnightShow more
#4 - Kearsarge Pass Trail to Kearsarge Lakes
John Muir Wilderness
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Length: 11 mi • Est. 6 h 47 m
Although the John Muir Wilderness portion of this trail is dog friendly. After Kearsarge Pass you have entered Kings Canyon National Park, which is not dog friendly.Show more
#5 - Rock Creek to Long Lake Trail
John Muir Wilderness
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Length: 4.5 mi • Est. 2 h 11 m
Rock Creek to Long Lake Trail is a 4.5 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Bishop, California that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of acShow more
#6 - Bishop Pass Trail
John Muir Wilderness
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Length: 10 mi • Est. 5 h 37 m
Bishop Pass Trail is one of the most popular routes in the Eastern Sierras that offers great views of beautiful alpine lakes and can be done as a day hike or backpacking trip, depending on the extent Show more
#7 - Onion Valley Campground to Flower Lake
John Muir Wilderness
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Length: 4.3 mi • Est. 2 h 38 m
Onion Valley Campground to Flower Lake is a 4.3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Independence, California that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarShow more
#8 - Sherwin Lakes Trail
John Muir Wilderness
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Length: 4.5 mi • Est. 2 h 25 m
Sherwin Lakes Trail is a 4.5 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Mammoth Lakes, California that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, caShow more
#9 - Lake Sabrina to Blue Lake Trail
John Muir Wilderness
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Length: 5 mi • Est. 3 h 3 m
From the Sabrina Basin trailhead, follow the trail around the south shore of Lake Sabrina. Take notice of the wildflowers and spectacular view of the Sierra crest. As the trail reaches the back of thShow more
#10 - Valentine Lake Trail
John Muir Wilderness
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Length: 9.2 mi • Est. 5 h
Valentine Lake Trail is a 9.2 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Mammoth Lakes, California that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity optShow more
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