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Mount Whitney

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA
+1 760-876-6200
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This must be in your bucket list

Running Mt. Whitney has been on my bucket list for over two years. Towering at 14,508 ft (4,420... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Rancho Cucamonga, California
Awesome Mount Whitney

We were in Lone Pine (Eastern Sierra Side) of the Mountains. One can drive up to Whitney Portal to... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2017
Fremont, California
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The most climbed peak in the Sierra Nevada, and the highest.
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA
+1 760-876-6200
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Running Mt. Whitney has been on my bucket list for over two years. Towering at 14,508 ft (4,420 meters), Mt. Whitney is the highest summit in the contiguous United States. This must be on your bucket list. If you are not fit, get fit. The...More

Thank jawa13
Reviewed 20 August 2017

We were in Lone Pine (Eastern Sierra Side) of the Mountains. One can drive up to Whitney Portal to do the hike to top of Mt. Whitney, the tallest mountain in the continental United States (Alaska has the highest in the US). Its an awesome...More

1  Thank mini
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

This is a popular Mountian to summit as it is the highest in the lower 48 states! So, we attempted to hike up to the summit in May for one day, but wasn't successful. Started our hike at 3:30 am and just about when we...More

Thank rose r
Reviewed 9 August 2016

There wasn't much out there about hiking this trail apart from tales of woe on the difficulty and danger of the hike in general. Make no mistake, this trail is very technical, tough and can certainly be treacherous (particularly on the way down) but all...More

3  Thank elivela67
Reviewed 16 July 2016

It is amazing that one can get up to 14,500 ft in reasonable temperatures. I am used to hauling up all the winter gear on climbs and it was a nice change not having to do that. As usual, we camped at Iceberg Lake. The...More

Thank CharliefromTampa
Reviewed 17 May 2016

I did this trail with a group of about 8 people. We split it into 2 days and camped at base camp. The temperature when we started at the bottom was about 90 degrees and it was snowing at the summit. Bring layers and some...More

Thank kellyrickards
Reviewed 14 March 2016

You have to get a permit to day hike it and you'd probably be better off spending the night up at trail camp and then knocking off the summit the next day. Take water and a filter, something warm, a hat and don't make this...More

Thank Jack C
Reviewed 16 January 2016

My father and I hiked to the top with a REI Adventure group, because we did not win the lottery to go on our own. I am glad we did it was nice to hike with pack mules, and have experienced guides who knew the...More

1  Thank Grobins1
Reviewed 25 October 2015

I don;t think you can reach Mount Whitney by car within the park. We say it from US 395 after seeing Death Valley. There was a winding gravel road without guard rails that led up to the trails.

Thank molly30087
Reviewed 26 September 2015

Lovely view. Enjoyed the easy walk to the Möbius arch. You can see Mt. Whitney in the distance. Stop at the visitors center for trail maps. The vistas on the Movie Rd brought back childhood memories of Gene Autry, Hop Along Cassidy, and all those...More

Thank Flowbleu
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