From the rugged coast of Maine to the serene beauty of Alaska, the United States is full of incredible backpacking destinations.

The John Muir Trail is one of the most iconic backpacking trails in the United States.

The trail runs from Yosemite Valley to Mount Whitney and spans 211 miles.

Goes through some of California’s most beautiful wilderness areas, including Sequoia National Park and Ansel Adams Wilderness.

If you decide to hike the John Muir Trail, a great starting point is in the town of Big Pine.

From here, you can backpack up to Temple Crag, one of the most iconic rock formations in the United States.

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