The John Muir Trail is one of the finest hikes to be found anywhere in the world. The full hike reaches about 200 miles from Yosemite National Park to the high point of the lower forty-eight states, Mount Whitney, and takes about 20 days.

This four day segment of the trail takes us through some of the most beautiful portions of the JMT. This hike has a little of everything, condensing the best parts down to four days: a wide river valley, a high pass crossing, great views, stunningly beautiful lakes and jagged peaks.


Price includes guiding, permits, tents, kitchen gear, shuttles, breakfasts, lunches, and dinners. We will leave vehicles in Mammoth Lakes during the trip. We will take the YARTS shuttle from Tuolumne Meadows, back to Mammoth, at the end of the trip. Shuttle is included in your trip price and is organized by SMC. Our meals are healthy and prepared by your guide before the trip. We use good quality dehydrated ingredients to make a variety of delicious, protein-packed meals.


Prior day hiking experience is required. No prior overnight experience is required but you need to be in good physical condition, able to walk 8 miles, and gain up to 1,100 feet daily while carrying a multi-day backpack.

Acclimatization & Physical Training

For proper acclimatization, we suggest spending at least one night at a moderate altitude, higher than 8,000 feet, just prior to the start of the journey. See our detailed tips on acclimatizing an physical training in the “Resources” tab.