Sierra Mountain Center (SMC) hires only the best backpacking guides in the Sierra Nevada, and offers a wider range of California hiking destinations than any other guide service. We were the first company to guide the John Muir Trail and then expanded our offerings to include lesser known classics such as the Sierra High Route. Sierra Mountain Center handles all of the logistics such as getting permits, packing food, and scheduling shuttles. We employ eager, experienced guides to show you our local mountains and what John Muir called “California’s Incomparable Range of Light”.
Two of our most popular backpacking trips enter Yosemite: from Mammoth to Tuolumne or Mammoth to Yosemite. If you don’t want to carry that big pack then consider one of our pack stock supported trips where we hike along with the mules or horses doing the hard work of carrying our gear.
No matter your backpacking skill level — from beginner to experienced hiker — SMC can show you the finest routes and best guided hiking experiences.