John Muir Geotourism Center

The John Muir Geotourism Center's mission is to enrich the natural and rural communities by inspiring people to explore, learn, share and preserve the values of the John Muir Legacy through innovative and creative programs.
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U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt (left) and nature preservationist John Muir, founder of the Sierra Club, on Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park. In the background: Upper and lower Yosemite Falls. Photo: Wikiedia Public Domain

Walk in the Footsteps of John Muir

Visit John Muir Geotourism Center, Rose Cottage and Hotel Jeffery, all along the historic John Muir Route!

The mission of the John Muir Geotourism Center is to enrich the natural and rural communities by inspiring people to explore, learn, share and preserve the values of the John Muir Legacy through innovative and creative programs.

Get more information about programs, workshops, maps, and the Annual John Muir Festival on our website below.

How can I plan a John Muir Geotourism trip?

We recommend to plan your trip by getting a copy of the wonderful Muir Ramble Route (released in 2010 and authored by Peter & Donna Thomas after their reenactment of Muir’s 1868 first trip to Yosemite Valley after landing in San Francisco). You may purchase Muir Ramble Route directly from the Northern Mariposa County History Museum or the Coulterville Visitor’s Center, or from Amazon and begin planning your trip or segments of your trip any time of the year.

Annual John Muir Festival

The "All Things Muir" Festival features speakers, music, food, arts & crafts booths, special hikes and fun at the Horseshoe Bend Recreation Area (a Muir sketched location).

Tickets available at johnmuir.us/jmgc-events

Naming a Highway after John Muir's Famous Walk

Supporters of the project to name California State Highway SR 132 along his "My First Summer in the Sierra" walking route have made great progress in establishing the John Muir Geotourism Center in Coulterville, and now have introduced a proposal to the California legislature.

The John Muir Highway Geotourism project was created to honor John Muir while enhancing the economic and environmental health of the natural and human communities along his original walk from Oakland to Yosemite Valley in 1868. With local support from leaders in the Gateway Communities and nearby counties, Muir admirers are seeking to name SR 132 as the “John Muir Highway” to commemorate the journey he made famous in his journal. /www.facebook.com/JohnMuirGeoHwy

For more information:
John Muir Geotourism Center
(209) 878-3501
johnmuir.us