CONDITION ADVISORY

**ALERT**
Sequoia National Park is currently CLOSED due to wildfire. Kings Canyon National Park remains open.

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK
Yosemite National Park is open. Reservations reservations are required to enter Yosemite every day through Thursday, September 30. Wilderness permits are not available in the park. Normally, 40% of wilderness permits are available on a first-come, first-served basis at park wilderness centers. Instead, this portion of wilderness permit reservations are available online using a two-week lottery. You can apply 15 days in advance of your desired start date, with the lottery running 14 days in advance. The last day to apply for a permit is four days before a trip.
Tioga Road has opened for the season.
For more info:
Yosemite Park Info
Yosemite Wilderness Permit Info
YARTS Info

SEKI NATIONAL PARKS
Sequoia National Park is currently CLOSED due to wildfire. Kings Canyon National Park remains open.
For more info:
SEKI Parks Info
SEKI Wilderness Permit Info

INYO NATIONAL FOREST
The Inyo National Forest has re-opened, with no closures in place.
For more info:
Inyo National Forest info
Inyo Permit Info

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST
The Sierra National Forest has re-opened, with no closures in place.
Sierra National Forest Info
Sierra Permit Info

JMT Hiker Resources

Well-prepared hikers are the happiest and safest! Below are links to useful information for planning your John Muir Trail hike. Whether you want to know about snowpack conditions or get some helpful tips on preventing blisters, you will find it all below. If you would like to add any information, please contact us.

Leave No Trace

Anyone spending time in the backcountry needs to know the best practices for traveling through wilderness, faithfully “leaving no trace”. Take a few minutes to watch this video about how to enjoy the outdoors responsibly. It was filmed along the John Muir Trail this summer by our 2020 JMT Intern team.

Leave No Trace

Planning your hike

Useful advice and resources from other JMT hikers.

Field Guide

A primer on the wildlife and plant life found along the JMT.
This field guide was put together by one of our 2020 JMT interns.

Survey

Help provide valuable information to share about hiking the JMT.
Register for the JMT Hiker Survey BEFORE you take your hike.
Promptly when you finish, log back on and fill in all the details of your hike.

Survey Reports

Learn from past JMT hikers. Read JMT Hiker Survey reports​ from prior years.