DISTANCE
20.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3,687 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

backpacking

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
16 days ago

We did this hike as a day hike (excluding the out and back section to Ediza lake) on June 18. We took the PCT out and the John Muir Trail back using the Shadow Creek trail to complete the loop as shown. Conditions were good and most of the snow is melted (though some small patches still exist). This is a beautiful hike and the John Muir Trail section is quite spectacular. It was a long hike, but very doable in a day if fit for that kind of distance. I would definitely do this hike again.