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John Muir Trail - Pacific Crest Section, California

   
The total elevation difference for John Muir Trail - Pacific Crest Section is 7,476 feet which is higher than average. Some parts of John Muir Trail - Pacific Crest Section are much higher up than other parts of the backpacking and hiking trail, so keep in mind that you may need to dress differently at different elevations. Now, this is roughly a 44-day walk, so it's a good thing if your backpack is big enough to do the job. John Muir Trail - Pacific Crest Section is 284.2 miles long; it's longer than many backpacking and hiking trails. Sometimes this wilderness hiking trail gets really dry, so do check for current fire restrictions before you go if you plan to bring a stove or make a camp fire. There are two trailheads to chose from, one in each end, so backcountry hiking it one way is an option if you can arrange for a ride back. John Muir Trail - Pacific Crest Section is quite long, so don't forget to pack enough supplies.


Trailhead 1 to Trailhead 2:
Total hiking length = 142.1 miles
Total climbing distance = 81.8 miles
Difficulty : Difficult
Casual Hiking Pace: 23.5 days
Fast Hiking Pace: 13 days

Trailhead 2 to Trailhead 1:
Total hiking length = 142.1 miles
Total climbing distance = 57 miles
Difficulty : Difficult
Casual Hiking Pace: 20.5 days
Fast Hiking Pace: 11.5 days
    Trailhead 1 back to Trailhead 1:
Total hiking length = 284.2 miles
Total climbing distance = 138.8 miles
Difficulty : Difficult
Casual Hiking Pace: 44 days
Fast Hiking Pace: 29 days

Trailhead 2 back to Trailhead 2:
Total hiking length = 284.2 miles
Total climbing distance = 138.8 miles
Difficulty : Difficult
Casual Hiking Pace: 44 days
Fast Hiking Pace: 29 days

Total elevation difference: 7476 feet
   
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