Tent Sites
Fires Allowed
About JO Pass

The 10,500-acre Jennie Lakes Wilderness is a lovely mixture of lakes, meadows, forests, and streams. Mostly above 7,000 feet in elevation, this wilderness contains scenic variations of alpine and sub-alpine forest of White & Red Fir, Lodgepole Pine, Western White Pine, Jeffrey & Ponderosa Pine, with an abundance of wildflowers in the Spring and Summer. The summit of Mitchell Peak is the highest point at 10,365 feet. Four trailheads access 26 miles of trails within the wilderness. Several of these trails also connect to Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Park's enormous backcountry.

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JO Pass is located in California
37.2287 N
-119.1141 W
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1 Review of JO Pass
One of my Favorite Backcountry Overnights

If you are looking for a challenging hike, beautiful views, and complete seclusion…this is it. 

The landscape is rocky so you will need to be careful when setting up your tents and also be aware of any fire dangers or restrictions in the area. But there is a nearby stream for water replenishment and and easy hike down to Jennie Lake or Rowell Meadow. 

Lots of open space for star gazing at night. You will need a permit for an overnight here but camping itself is free.