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John Muir Trail - section 1, California

   
John Muir Trail - section 1 is a two ended wilderness trail with two trailheads which means you have the option of hiking it one way if you have someone to pick you up at the other end. Of course, this is an overnight backcountry trek, 5.5 days normally, so better have big a backpack to fit all the stuff you need. John Muir Trail - section 1 goes through some very different elevations which of course means you need to be prepared for different conditions on different parts of the wilderness hiking trail. With its 37 miles of walking distance; it's considered a longer backcountry hike. This is a backpacking trail that is quite long, so make sure you bring plenty of supplies. This neighborhood does get very dry sometimes, so make sure you check current conditions and fire restrictions with local forest authorities before you head out. The total elevation difference for this wilderness trail is 6,931 feet which is higher than average.


Trailhead 1 to Trailhead 2:
Total hiking length = 18.5 miles
Total climbing distance = 10.8 miles
Difficulty : Difficult
Casual Hiking Pace: 3 days
Fast Hiking Pace: 1.5 days

Trailhead 2 to Trailhead 1:
Total hiking length = 18.5 miles
Total climbing distance = 4.2 miles
Difficulty : Difficult
Casual Hiking Pace: 2.5 days
Fast Hiking Pace: 7.5 hours
    Trailhead 1 back to Trailhead 1:
Total hiking length = 37 miles
Total climbing distance = 15 miles
Difficulty : Difficult
Casual Hiking Pace: 5.5 days
Fast Hiking Pace: 3.5 days

Trailhead 2 back to Trailhead 2:
Total hiking length = 37 miles
Total climbing distance = 15 miles
Difficulty : Difficult
Casual Hiking Pace: 5.5 days
Fast Hiking Pace: 3.5 days

Total elevation difference: 6931 feet
   
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