John Muir Trail: Camping at Bear Creek

Rate this Adventure Yosemite Bear Creek

Added by Kristen Bor

This campsite is located at mile 96 of the John Muir Trail.

The trail follows the creek for a few miles as it cascades forming very tempting pools and places to lay out. Try to resist jumping in the first pool you see and setting up camp. Although you really can't go wrong, some of the sweetest and deepest pools come after passing by a few smaller pools. Find your favorite pool to camp next to and spend the entire day here pool hopping. Take your time here because it really is one of the very best spots on the trail.

Find out everything you need to know about your John Muir Trip at Bearfoot Theory.

Pack List

Check out my JMT Gear List.

Read More

Please respect the places you find on The Outbound.

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures. Be aware of local regulations and don't damage these amazing places for the sake of a photograph. Learn More

Share

Activities:

Backpacking

Skill Level:

Advanced

Season:

Summer

Features:

Forest
River
Scenic
Waterfall

Are we missing something?

Suggest an edit

How to Get There

Have you done this adventure? Have something to add? You could be the first to leave a review!

Added by Kristen Bor

www.bearfoottheory.com - outdoor adventure for the everyday explorer


More Adventures Nearby

Backpack to Vogelsang and Merced Lake High Sierra Camps

Yosemite / Lyell Canyon Trailhead

If you love the idea of backpacking to remote mountain destinations, but shudder at the thought of carrying a heavy pack and digging a hole to poop in, the High Sierra Camps are a great option.

Julie & Brian
7 Saves

Backpack Gem Lake Loop in Emigrant Wilderness

Yosemite / Crabtree Trailhead

The Gem Lake Loop is located in Emigrant Wilderness, which borders Stanislaus National Forest and Yosemite National Park, and offers incredible views, smaller crowds, and diverse terrain.

Nancy Lappetito
5 Saves

Hike to Steelhead Lake through McGee Creek Canyon

Yosemite / McGee Creek Trailhead

Whether you’re looking for a dayhike near Mammoth Lakes, planning a backpacking trip along the JMT, or have a few extra hours to spare on a cross-California road trip, this is an easy and popular tra.

Rachel Davidson
13 Saves