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Mount Whitney

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA
+1 760-876-6200
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Amazing Whitney

This is a popular Mountian to summit as it is the highest in the lower 48 states! So, we attempted... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2016
rose r
via mobile
An Amazing Experience

There wasn't much out there about hiking this trail apart from tales of woe on the difficulty and... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2016
Annapolis, Maryland
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The most climbed peak in the Sierra Nevada, and the highest.
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good19%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA
+1 760-876-6200
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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 8 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 15 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

Thank Grobins1
Reviewed 24 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 25 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
Reviewed 27 August 2015

I am 60 years old, and i have had altitude sickness in the past, so we took our ascent very slowly. I was hiking with my 3 sons and 1 son-in-law. We entered from the Horseshoe Meadow trailhead and hiked 40 miles over 5 days....More

3  Thank gregpearson2014
Reviewed 6 July 2015

My boyfriend and I (both experienced backpackers and hikers) completed this as a day hike in 12 hours at the end of June. We started at midnight, and finished at noon the same day. If you feel comfortable hiking in the dark with a headlamp,...More

3  Thank kplant90
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