By Kathleen Dodge Doherty (Author), Jordan Summers (Author) 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. e 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.