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194 mi 312 km of trail 9 Runs

Easy Trails 13 Trails Intermediate Trails 36 Trails Hard Trails 4 Trails

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Runs in John Muir Wilderness - 9

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Favorite View west from Mount Whitney Trail
Difficult

Mount Whitney via Mount Whitney Trail

20.5 mi 33.0 km • Out and Back • 6,404 ft Ascent 1951.98 m Ascent

(40) Lone Pine, CA
Favorite A view down to Bishop Lake and Saddlerock Lake from the trail just below Bishop Pass.
Intermediate/Difficult

North Lake to South Lake Loop

55.0 mi 88.5 km • Point to Point • 9,037 ft Ascent 2754.56 m Ascent

(6) West Bi…, CA
Favorite Temple Crag.
Difficult

Glacier Lodge to Palisade Glacier

17.9 mi 28.8 km • Out and Back • 4,704 ft Ascent 1433.63 m Ascent

(14) Big Pine, CA
Favorite Gorgeous views and a welcome break await you on the summit of Mount Whitney.
Extremely Difficult

Mt Whitney via the Mountaineer's Route

9.2 mi 14.9 km • Out and Back • 5,928 ft Ascent 1806.72 m Ascent

(10) Lone Pine, CA
Favorite The Duck Pass Trail climbs up the valley from the trailhead at Coldwater Campground.
Intermediate/Difficult

Mammoth Crest - Duck Pass Loop

13.2 mi 21.2 km • Point to Point • 2,875 ft Ascent 876.21 m Ascent

(11) Mammoth…, CA
Favorite Frozen silence.
Intermediate

Morgan Pass and Gem Lake

8.0 mi 12.9 km • Loop • 941 ft Ascent 286.85 m Ascent

(8) West Bi…, CA
Favorite Ruby Lake with 13,000 foot peaks in the background. Left to right: Mt. Date, Mt. Abbot, and Mt. Mills.
Intermediate/Difficult

Mono Pass Trail to Summit Lake

4.1 mi 6.5 km • Point to Point • 1,773 ft Ascent 540.49 m Ascent

(1) West Bi…, CA
Favorite A view of the main block of the northern part of the Palisades, with (from left to right) Mount Agassiz, Mount Winchell, Thunderbolt Peak, North Palisade, and the triangular peak in the foreground is Isosceles Peak.

New Run

26.8 mi 43.2 km • Point to Point • 7,457 ft Ascent 2272.86 m Ascent

(0) Big Pine, CA
Favorite No Photos

New Run

4.4 mi 7.1 km • Point to Point • 2,146 ft Ascent 654.03 m Ascent

(0) Big Pine, CA

Trails in John Muir Wilderness - 44

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11.9 mi 19.1 km #1Bishop Pass Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Big Pine, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
11.9 mi 19.1 km Big Pine, CA 14 
5.5 mi 8.8 km #2Duck Pass Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Mammoth Lakes, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
5.5 mi 8.8 km Mammoth Lakes, CA 13 
7.6 mi 12.2 km #3Kearsarge Pass Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Lone Pine, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
7.6 mi 12.2 km Lone Pine, CA 15 
7.7 mi 12.5 km #4North Fork Big Pine Creek Trail
Intermediate
Big Pine, CA
Intermediate
7.7 mi 12.5 km Big Pine, CA 13 
2.8 mi 4.5 km #5Little Lakes Valley #2912
Intermediate
West Bishop, CA
Intermediate
2.8 mi 4.5 km West Bishop, CA
4.2 mi 6.8 km #6New Army Pass Trail
Intermediate
Lone Pine, CA
Intermediate
4.2 mi 6.8 km Lone Pine, CA
8.4 mi 13.5 km #7Mount Whitney Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Lone Pine, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
8.4 mi 13.5 km Lone Pine, CA
14.1 mi 22.6 km #8McGee Pass Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Mammoth Lakes, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
14.1 mi 22.6 km Mammoth Lakes, CA
1.7 mi 2.8 km #9Old Army Pass Trail
Difficult
Lone Pine, CA
Difficult
1.7 mi 2.8 km Lone Pine, CA
9.7 mi 15.6 km #10Taboose Pass
Intermediate/Difficult
Big Pine, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
9.7 mi 15.6 km Big Pine, CA
1.1 mi 1.8 km #11Hungry Packer Lake Trail (31E01C)
Intermediate
Big Pine, CA
Intermediate
1.1 mi 1.8 km Big Pine, CA
2.6 mi 4.2 km #12Palisade Glacier Trail
Intermediate
Big Pine, CA
Intermediate
2.6 mi 4.2 km Big Pine, CA
4.6 mi 7.5 km #13Tamarack Lakes #3003
Difficult
West Bishop, CA
Difficult
4.6 mi 7.5 km West Bishop, CA
6.1 mi 9.8 km #14Cottonwood Lakes Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Lone Pine, CA
Easy/Intermediate
6.1 mi 9.8 km Lone Pine, CA 15 
7.4 mi 11.9 km #15Mammoth Crest Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Mammoth Lakes, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
7.4 mi 11.9 km Mammoth Lakes, CA
11.6 mi 18.7 km #16Sawmill Pass Trail
Difficult
Big Pine, CA
Difficult
11.6 mi 18.7 km Big Pine, CA
4.9 mi 7.9 km #17Piute Pass Trail
Intermediate
West Bishop, CA
Intermediate
4.9 mi 7.9 km West Bishop, CA
3.3 mi 5.3 km #18Tyee Lakes Trail
Intermediate
Big Pine, CA
Intermediate
3.3 mi 5.3 km Big Pine, CA
3.7 mi 5.9 km #19Upper Rock Creek Canyon Trail
Intermediate
West Bishop, CA
Intermediate
3.7 mi 5.9 km West Bishop, CA
3.7 mi 5.9 km #20Red Lake Trail
Extremely Difficult
Big Pine, CA
Extremely Difficult
3.7 mi 5.9 km Big Pine, CA

Photos of John Muir Wilderness - 156

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Topsy Turvy Lake and the Sierra Crest. This is only about half of the full panorama.
Apr 22, 2017 near Big Pine, CA
The Duck Pass Trail climbs up the valley from the trailhead at Coldwater Campground.
Oct 17, 2018 near Mammoth…, CA
Deer Lakes from the eastern ridge of the surrounding mountains
Sep 16, 2017 near Mammoth…, CA
From up the rocks north of Blue Lake looking towards the main crest of Sierras.
Apr 21, 2017 near Big Pine, CA
From left to right, Mount Morrison, Mount Aggie, and Mount Baldwin viewed from the northeast ridge of Bloody Mountain.
Oct 16, 2018 near Mammoth…, CA
This spot on the shore of Chicken Foot Lake on the Gem Lake/Little Lakes Valley Trail makes the perfect place to stop for lunch.
Jan 25, 2017 near West Bi…, CA
Frozen silence.
Nov 22, 2016 near West Bi…, CA
Temple Crag.
Apr 7, 2016 near Big Pine, CA

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