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Mount Whitney Trail

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Address: Whitney Portal Road, Lone Pine, CA 93545

Scenic hiking trail on Mt. Whitney.

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Highest mountain in the Nevadas

SO scenic!!! Get your wilderness pass before going! Plenty of making, and bear proof containers to leave anything 'smelly' in. The blur says its an arduous climb, but apart from... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 November 2016
Pahrump, Nevada
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Pahrump, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

SO scenic!!! Get your wilderness pass before going! Plenty of making, and bear proof containers to leave anything 'smelly' in. The blur says its an arduous climb, but apart from the altitude it wasn't so hard. Well worth the effort!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

This is not a walk in the park. If you are just a sightseer or a photographer, the ride up to the trail head offers few spots to pull over. The parking lot at the top of the rode is deep in the woods and offers no vistas. Gawk at the majesty of the mountain from the Alabama Hills. You... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Loved this hike but DO YOUR HOMEWORK and BE PREPARED!. I did it in 13 hours as a day hike and felt very prepared in terms of my ascent and descent plans. I was very surprised to see many unprepared hikers w/o trekking poles, proper backpack, proper clothing ( I encountered snow and sleet). Started at 4am in the pitch... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

We did the 22 miles and 6100' elevation gain in one day---I do not recommend doing this as it was very hard. You need to be in very good shape. We hike a lot and trained with some long hikes to prepare for this. We started at 4:30 am and finished at 9 pm. We took Portal Stores advice and... More 

2 Thank ssycats
Georgetown, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

We came to this trail after visiting Alabama Hills. It was very busy on a Sunday afternoon and we saw quite a few people that looked like they had spent the previous night in the wilderness. We only hiked part of the trail but if in the area again will do more. It was a beautiful place and it is... More 

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Springfield, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Arrived around 2pm on a Saturday - the parking lot was full, the smell of the pines seemed like heaven - but without a permit to hike we were very limited in what we could do here. We will need to plan better and return to this pretty campground/trailhead.

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Red Bud, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

We went from the Alabama Hills to the Whitney Portal. We did not climb the mountain, but the waterfall just next to the parking lot was great.

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Chula Vista, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

First of all I would like to say I'm not a hiker,but I love cardio and love endurance training. This hike is for serious hikers or people who are in shape. Hike starts at Whitney Portal at around 8000ft. We started our climb at around 430am and arrived at trail camp at 1040am. Camped out at trail camp and ascended... More 

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Encinitas, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

23 miles round trip, 6,000 feet of elevation gain, a summit of around 14,500 feet, makes hiking up to this highest peak in the contiguous 48 states a bucket list item for many. Treat it with a lot of respect. Prepare well. Train. Acclimate for several days at high altitude in preparation. Plan your meals several days before the hike... More 

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Sawyer, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

We got overnight permits and camped at Trail Camp. Coming from the MidWest, I would definitely recommend 2 days of acclimation, which we did before the hike. Others didn't and they told us about it. Highlight was waking up at 4am, looking at the star-filled sky (without light polution) and then looking at the the trail summit and seeing all... More 

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