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Highest peak in the lower 48 states. Can't snag a permit to hike it then drive up to Whitney... read more

Reviewed December 6, 2017
Charlottetown, Canada
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 September 22, 2017
Rancho Cucamonga, California
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA
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Reviewed December 6, 2017

Highest peak in the lower 48 states. Can't snag a permit to hike it then drive up to Whitney Portal. Have a look around or hike part way up. Be sure to eat at the Portal store you will be surprised!

1  Thank Spuddler
Reviewed September 22, 2017

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

2  Thank jawa13
Reviewed August 19, 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

2  Thank mini
Reviewed October 17, 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

1  Thank rose r
Reviewed August 8, 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

4  Thank elivela67
Reviewed July 15, 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 May 16, 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 March 14, 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 January 16, 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 October 24, 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.

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