John Muir Trail: Camping at Pinchot Pass

John Muir Trail: Camping at Pinchot Pass

Rate this Adventure Pinchot Pass

Activities

Backpacking

Skill

Advanced

Season

Summer

Added by

Kristen Bor

Lake
Scenic

Cool off after a tough climb. This campsite is located at mile 159 of the John Muir Trail.

After the mild, but not negligible, 1000 ft ascent into Pinchot Pass, you'll be ready to rinse off the grime and take a rest. There are a few options for lakeside camping along the trail like Twin Lakes and an unnamed lake on the west side of the trail just beyond.

This is a cool area because the geology starts changing a little. You'll notice more red in the rock faces as opposed to the relativley constant grey/white of the Sierra granite.

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

Community Photos

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations.

Nearby Lodging

From $100/night

Starry Night

Squaw Valley, California

From $170/night

Big Trees Lodge

Fish Camp, California

Reviews

Leave a Review

Overall rating:  Rate this Adventure

Have you done this adventure? Leave a review!

Activities

Backpacking

Skill

Advanced

Season

Summer

Added by

Kristen Bor

Nearby Adventures

Adventure

John Muir Trail: Middle Rae Lake

Adventure

Run or Hike to First and Second Lake via Big Pine Creek North Fork

Adventure

Backpack to Fourth Lake on the Big Pine Creek North Fork Trail

Adventure

Camp and Hike the Big Pine Lakes

More Nearby Adventures

Tours

More Tours

Related Stories

destinations

WATCH: A Way of Life Under Attack - 'Welcome to Gwichyaa Zhee'

All over this country, indigenous people are literally just fighting for their identity.

gear

Patagonia's First Ever Product Collaboration: Danner & Patagonia Wading Boots

Debuted at Summer Outdoor Retailer 2018, Patagonia's newest fly fishing products are now available.

activities

The World's Gnarliest Bike Race: 1000+ Miles on the Silk Road

"How tough it will be cannot be understated, but as Mike Hall once said, 'Nothing that’s worth an...

photography

How Landscape Photographers Can Improve at Leave No Trace

We often talk about “leaving no trace” in the outdoors. You don't take anything from the wilderne...

More Stories