John Muir Trail: Camping at Shadow Creek

Rate this Adventure Yosemite Ediza Lake

Added by Kristen Bor

This campsite is located at mile 47 of the John Muir Trail.

The Lake Ediza Junction has several great spots to camp and Shadow Lake is definitely one of the best. Try to find a spot that will have long afternoon sun as some spots will fall under the shadow of the ridge to the west. There are some sunny campsites along the creek so try and snag one of those.

If you are planning on taking photos on your trek, Shadow Creek is a favorite for photographers.

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




Skill Level:






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 - outdoor adventure for the everyday explorer

More Adventures Nearby

Backpack the Little Five & Big Five Lakes Loop

Yosemite / Sawtooth Trailhead

Day 1: A long, rewarding day. Over the course of 11.5 miles you will complete around 10,000ft of elevation change.

Breanne McNitt
5 Saves

Backpack to Flower Lake from Onion Valley

Yosemite / Onion Valley Trailhead

Make sure to obtain an overnight permit up to 6 months in advance. You will have to pick up your permit at one of the Inyo National Forest Visitor Centers (here) before you begin.

Sarah Eichstedt
32 Saves

Hike to George Lake

Yosemite / Badger Flat Parking Lot

The hike to George Lake starts out about 4 miles after you turn off 168 onto Kaiser Pass Rd. You'll want to park at the parking lot right before Badger Flat Campground.

Mick O'Hare
20 Saves