The John Muir Wilderness spans over 100 miles of the Sierra’s most iconic alpine landscape from Mammoth Lakes to Mt. Whitney.
Place Category: Forests + Wilderness
The actual Sacatar Trail, a broad 11-mile trail that bisects the area, originally allowed secure passage of wagon caravans to the eastern slope of the southern Sierra.
With few traces of human activity remaining, the Sacatar Wilderness is dissected into a number of valleys, canyons and alluvial fans which rise sharply into ridgetops and granite spires close to 8,000 feet high.