John Muir Trail: Florence Lake to Yosemite
- Famous John Muir Trail
- Stunning Mountain Scenery
- Extended Adventure
- Alpine Lakes
- Towering Peaks
- Mountain Solitude
California’s John Muir Trail is one of the most well known and sought after hiking trails in the world. It traverses the jagged spine of the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range, passing by breathtaking alpine lakes, lush meadows blanketed with wildflowers, mountain cirques sliced by snow-fed cascades and towering glacial-carved peaks. The full John Muir Trail starts at Mount Whitney and finishes in Yosemite Valley. On this trip we hike from the south-north center of the trail at Florence Lake and head north, ending in Yosemite Valley. We conquer multiple challenging and fulfilling mountain passes on our journey, including Selden Pass (10,800′), Silver Pass (10,350′), Donahue Pass (11,066′) and more. We visit Yosemite’s dramatic Cathedral Lakes before our hike ends at the northern terminus of the John Muir Trail, famous Yosemite Valley. This trip is one for the books – don’t miss it!
This trip is operated in partnership with Southern Yosemite Mountain Guides, a permitted outfitter on the Sierra and Inyo National Forests.
$110 Single Supplement
The single supplement applies to the first night at the Wyndham Garden Hotel in Fresno, CA. The camping portion of the trip includes a 1-person tent for all solo travelers.
DIFFICULTY LEVEL 5
Scale of 1-5. 1 is least difficult; 5 is most difficult
This trip features long daily hiking distances with moderate to severe elevation gains and losses for multiple days in a row. Backpack weight is 45+ pounds, and elevations go up to 11,000 feet. All of these details combined make this trip a clear Level 5 difficulty expedition. Be prepared for long, challenging days of hiking through absolutely gorgeous country day after day for 12 days.
Up to 13 miles
Max Daily Elev. ↑↓:
Up to 3300 feet
PHYSICAL DEMANDS OF THIS TRIP
- Hiking uphill or downhill with a 45+ lb backpack for 8-10 hours for multiple days in a row, at elevations of 8,000 – 11,000 feet.
- Maintaining balance and footing on terrain that can be uneven, steep, rocky, snowy, or muddy
SOLITUDE LEVEL 3
1 least solitude, 5 most solitude
We rate this High Sierra stock-supported trip a solitude 3. Expect hours of solitude at a time.
Travel in perfect company by booking a private trip exclusively for your group!
Our sliding scale for private trips is based on the final number of guests in your group. Rates are per person and do not include sales tax, national park fees or guide gratuity. The final rate is based on the actual number of guests on the trip and may adjust based on cancellations or additions.
Please Note: you can also enjoy a private trip at our normal scheduled rates by filling any empty tour to capacity. However, if group members drop from the tour those spots will automatically become available on our website for instant booking. By purchasing a private trip at the rates listed below, your trip will remain exclusive to your group regardless of cancellations.
PRIVATE RATES FOR THIS TRIP
- 2 People: Rate x 2.5
- 3 People: Rate x 1.75
- 4 People: Rate x 1.25
- 5+ People: Rate x 1.15
*all rates are per person