Pass Lone Pine Lake at 2.8 miles. The first and most popular way is via the main Whitney Portal Trail to the 99 switchbacks during the non-winter season. Snow and ice wasn’t really a factor. Trail map of the Mt. Mount Whitney and the Eastern Sierras from the road up. When I hiked it, the trail was unbroken from Outpost Camp to the summit so it was extremely tough going. P.P.S- Would highly recommend bringing some warm soup and a warm beverage in some thermoses for your hike! With that in mind, Whitney Portal can seem rather, uh, "urban" at times, especially during the height of the climbing season in summer. The John Muir Trail official ends on the summit of Mount Whitney, but we still had to hike down to Whitney Portal where our car was parked. It was cold but felt fine with some layers while moving. There is a dirt lot you can park on there. Drive for 13 miles until you reach Whitney Portal. The trail was constructed from the town of Lone Pine to Whitney Portal in 1904, providing access to the lower 48’s highest peak and opening up much of the area to tourism, as well as high altitude scientific research based at the 107-year old stone hut on the summit of Mt. Mt Whitney Trail permit is not valid for the North Fork of Lone Pine Creek approach to climbing routes like Mountaineers Route, East Face, East Buttress, or Mt Russell. Permits are required year round for camping and there is a limit. google_ad_host="pub-6693688277674466"; Mt Whitney Trail Crest - is arguably the most spectacular vantage point of the entire Mt Whitney Trail. While making the trek up the ski hut trail, the conversation topics between my son Cameron and I covered just about everything. Whitney is the highest peak in the continental United States. Whitney trail. Mount Whitney Trail is a 22.5 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Lone Pine, California that features a lake and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. 0.6 mi 1.0 km #1 Mt Whitney - The Chute. Our first attempt at a winter accent. Whitney Trail, Diagram of the 97 Switchbacks by Wayne Pyle, Whitney Topo with Water Sources by Bob Rockwell, Whitney Topo with Campsites by Bob Rockwell, Diagram of Peaks Visible From Mt. software, San Jacinto State Park and the Desert Divide- waypoints, Mt Baldy- Ski Hut, Bear Canyon & Devils Backbone- Track and waypoints, San Gorgonio- Vivian Creek Trail-  Track and waypoints, Mt. Mount Whitney Mountaineer's Route is a 8.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Lone Pine, California that features a lake and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. Baldy (Mt. Whitney as it is oversized and is not detailed in that specific area. Mt Whitney (14,505 ft) is the highest peak in continental USA. Mt Whitney - The Chute ... Map Key Favorites Check-Ins. The trail to Lone Pine Lake uses the same trailhead as the Mt Whitney Trail. 88. There was still water flowing at the creek just below Outpost Camp, which I used to refill both ways. Anyone doing Mt. Whitney can be most directly reached by a 10.7 mile (17.1 km) trail from Whitney Portal, 13 miles (21 km) west of the town of Lone Pine on the east side of the Sierra. Whitney Trailhead, Whitney Portal Rd, Lone Pine, CA 93545 Whitney Portal. Mt. There are still some creeks running, so you can refill water before hitting Mirror Lake, but I would be prepared with provisions beforehand. Whitney, hike it, and leave. Trails in Mt. Whitney - 5. Whitney to Whitney Portal . Includes beautiful images of all the key features of the Eastern Approach to Mt Whitney. Overall the bootpack made the hike non-technical and easy to follow. There are two main routes to climb and two seasons you can attempt Mt. Nice campgrounds. Unfortunately my pace was slow due to elevation and fatigue so I only made it to trail camp. Whitney Trail and Mountaineers At 14,505 feet, it’s the highest point in the lower 48. There is a truck that will maintain the roads 8-4pm but if you’re getting an alpine start it might be a good idea to take chains if the weather looked dicey the day before your attempt. Hiking Mt. This is a long and strenuous out-and-back trek that summits Mt. It is also popular to hike Mt. Whitney can be most directly reached by a 10.7 mile (17.1 km) trail from Whitney Portal, 13 miles (21 km) west of the town of Lone Pine on the east side of the Sierra. From Lone Pine Lake, the summit is still roughly 8 miles away. Because of the snow earlier that night/morning, it was post hole madness at freezing temperatures with some route finding (after the solo hiker ahead of us turned back). A Complete Guide to the Mt Whitney Trail. Attempted summit on 12/8! Tom Harrison Trail Map: Mount Whitney Zone Trail Map, Lone Pine, CA; Areas include: Whitney Portal, Crabtree, Cottonwood Lakes, Rock Creek. Whitney – the tallest peak in the continental U.S. Whitney Trail and Mountaineers It’s also a good place to check the weather. The last couple hundred feet of trail to the summit is mostly dry. This is a moderate/ difficult out and back trail to Mount Whitney in Sequoia National Park. It is the perfect place to take that well deserved break after having negotiating all those switchbacks that lie between Trail Camp and Trail Crest. Whitney Trail Most hikers make an early start for the summit of Mt. Took me 15 hours in total starting from the trailhead, 4am-6:45pm and I would consider myself more fit than most. Map $17.88 $ 17. Travel the path with us and we will show you just what to expect along this world famous 11 mile trail to the top of the highest peak in the continental United States. The shortest and most popular route to climb Mt. The map is based on US Forest Service 7.5 quadrangles for Mt Whitney and Mt Langley. To view section maps showing greater detail, click on any of 9 rectangles on the overview map. This trail goes by Bighorn Park, Outpost Camp, Mirror Lake, Trail Camp, Discovery Pinnacle, Aiguille du Paquoir, Aiguille Extra, Crooks Peak, Keeler Needle, Aiguille Junior, and Whitney Portal Trailhead. Whitney Trail, Eastern Sierra InterAgency Visitor Center, North Fork Of Lone Pine Creek Crossing with Mt. There’s also a notice board you can check for any last minute updates. Pass Lone Pine Lake at 2.8 miles. Trail Map: Guitar Lake to Mt Whitney to Whitney Portal. On the trail . This map is not just for the Mt. Whitney and return to camp. At 14,495 feet Mount Whitney is the high point of the lower forty eight states and the goal of many a mountaineer. Some leave early enough to … The plan to climb Mt. See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Whitney is a 10.7 mile (17.1 km) trail from Whitney Portal, 13 miles (21 km) west of the town of Lone Pine on the east side of the Sierra. A nice waterfall coming down from Mirror Lake to Bighorn Park where there are campsites if you were to do this climb in two days. Mt Whitney maps. Or to view the 9 maps sequentially, click on the Map 1 arrow at the top of the page. The John Muir Trail official ends on the summit of Mount Whitney, but we still had to hike down to Whitney Portal where our car was parked. google_color_link="000000"; Box 1499 , Sacramento, CA, 95812-1499, Phone: 800-862-2543. It was gorgeous!! Once again, not super technical if you have experience using snowshoes, but very slow going and tough. Hiking Project is built by hikers like you. Felt like I had to stop every half mile to either shed a layer or put one on. Based on the page Mount Whitney. As far as trails go in the lower 48, this is one for the books! MOUNT WHITNEY TRAIL: The two popular campgrounds on this trail are Outpost Camp at 10,335' and Trail Camp at 12,000' at 3.8 and 6.2 miles from the trailhead respectively. Inside the community of Whitney Portal is the trailhead, located at 8,365 feet, for the Mount Whitney Trail as well as several other routes to the summit. Or to view the 9 maps sequentially, click on the Map 1 arrow at the top of the page. Add Your Trails. I brought mine but never had to use them. Hitting the trail for Mt. The map displayed here is an overview of the John Muir Trail from Yosemite Valley to Mt. The only obstacle between the above two points is the cables section shown in the … At Whitney Portal, find the trailhead for the Mount Whitney Trail located below the Whitney Portal Store. You’ll see the Mount Whitney Trail sign, start there. Day 2: Day hike to Mt. There were a few small spots with blanketed ice but they were manageable without micro spikes. Whitney (more on this below), but you need to supplement your normal training with some hiking and time at altitude.You need to prep your feet for the long day and get accustomed to carrying and using the gear you’ll take on the hike. Summiting Mt Whitney is on every hiker’s bucket list. Whitney makes for an unforgettable experience. google_color_text="000000"; google_color_bg="FFFFFF"; //-->, GPS Waypoints and Tracks for the Mt. $8 per site. Whitney started on the trail to Mt. Trail Camp is a good place to take a break, eat, hydrate, and rest before your next stretch of trail to the Mt Whitney summit. Beautiful overall and I hope to attempt again in the future! Directions to Whitney Portal: Of course don’t forget WAG bags and permits through recreation.gov! At 6 miles from the trailhead and the highest possible place to camp, Trail Camp is considered the best site to acclimate to the altitude for overnight hikers. – Day 1: Hike to Outpost Camp or Trail Camp, set up camp and hang out/acclimate. You could spend a lot of time just camping here and taking in the sites without even going on the Mt. Whitney high country. We spoke to one other person we encountered (socially distanced, of course) who summitted that day and he said it was cold and windy at the top so use caution. – Day 1: Camp at Whitney Portal. When planned right, and with a little luck on your side, Mt. Whitney Trail (11 miles each way, 6,000 feet of gain) distributed lottery-style months in advance of their desired departure date. Whitney Trail and Mountaineers Whitney (Looking North),