Day & Section Hikes: John Muir Trail

Day & Section Hikes: John Muir Trail


2nd Edition

This updated book guides readers along the John Muir Trail’s spectacular 211 miles, whether for a day hike, a few days, or the whole trail.

Your section-by-section guide to the John Muir Trail

Declared one of the top five hiking trails on the planet by National Geographic Adventure magazine, the John Muir Trail runs a spectacular 211 miles from Yosemite Valley to the foot of Mount Whitney. The only way to experience this world-class trail is by foot, and Day & Section Hikes: John Muir Trail is here to guide you the entire way, whether you’re out for a day hike, for a few days on a section hike, or for the entire trail.

This handy guide includes:

  • trail maps and elevation profiles
  • ratings for scenery, difficulty, solitude, trail condition, and accessibility for children
  • driving directions to trailheads and coordinates for GPS users
  • permit and fee instructions as applicable
  • details about what to expect on the trail

“A fresh take on a classic, life-changing pilgrimage.”
-Andrew Dean Nystrom, award-winning author of Top Trails: Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks

“Doherty’s insight makes for must-have reading.”
-Tom Hale, founder of Backroads, the worlds #1 active travel company’

Additional information

Weight 5.6 oz
Dimensions 5 × 7 in

Kathleen Dodge Doherty


Jordan Summers



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Illustration Notes

B&W photos, maps, and graphs throughout


Day & Section Hikes

Publication Date



Menasha Ridge Press


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