California John Muir Trail Northbound to Yosemite Trek
Tackle the northbound half of the John Muir Trail set in California's stunning Sierra Nevada, beginning in Lake Florence and ending at Yosemite National Park's beautiful Tuolumne Meadows. Traverse mountain passes through several protected zones, including the Ansel Adams and John Muir Wilderness areas — totaling 103 miles through dazzling scenery of 13,000-foot peaks, countless lakes, huge granite walls, and rich meadows. The hiking is tough but you'll travel light, as the trip is fully aided by mule support and expert MT Sobek guides who share local legends.
- Hike 103 miles on one of the most scenic wilderness trails in the world
- Take in spectacular protected areas, including the Ansel Adams and John Muir Wilderness
- Descend from the Pacific Crest to Yosemite's high-elevation Tuolumne Meadows with its meandering river
Minimum Age: 15
- Adventure and Active
To feed your spirit of adventure, Mountain Travel Sobek offers a wide range of unique and perfectly paced itineraries led by incredible local guides. We keep groups small, usually fewer than 10 people, and seek out great food and characterful accommodations everywhere we go.
Beyond the seamless logistics and careful attention to detail, our aim is to create a space for truly special moments in unforgettable places.
We are the Adventure Company—come explore with us.
|1||Arrive in Fresno, California|
|2||Start the John Muir Trail at Sallie Keyes|
|3||Hike Over Selden Pass to Rosemarie Meadow|
|4||Descend to Mono Creek|
|5||Head Up to Chief Lake|
|6||Pass Tully Hole & Camp at Duck Lake|
|7||Onward to Red’s Meadow|
|8||Reach Ansel Adams Wilderness & Shadow Creek|
|9||Enjoy Layover Day at Shadow Creek|
|10||Hike Over Island Pass to Rush Creek Camp|
|11||Meet the Lyell Fork of the Tuolumne River|
|12||End the Trek and Return to Fresno|