DISTANCE
21.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
6,371 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

backpacking

camping

hiking

forest

river

views

waterfall

no dogs

1 month ago

I did this as part of a backpacking trip in mid May before Tioga Road opened. Took the Mist Trail up and JMT down, mileage was around 26 per my friends GPS. I highly recommend overnighting here because the sunsets are absolutely stunning and it saves your legs for the crazy downhill back. That being said, the elevation gain is intense (especially on the Mist Trail) so pace yourself and take as many breaks as you need. Overall one of my favorite hikes, you can’t beat the views.