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High Sierra Trail

based on 104 tracks & routes #1 hike out of 30 in
67.3 mi
Distance
33 hrs 17 min
Time
terrain
7,729 ft
Elev Gain

Overview

This is a difficult one way trail to Whitney Portal Trailhead in Inyo National Forest.

This trail goes by Gokhbergs view, Eagle View, Wolverton Cutoff sign, Bearpaw Meadow, Bearpaw Meadow High Sierra Camp, Hamilton creek side campsite, lakeside campsites, lakeside bluff campsites, hillside campsite, Kaweah Gap, ford creek here, ford a creek, Wood fires prohibited above this sign, campsite, fording the big arroyo, ford creek, log benches campsite, campsite (5-6 tents), campsite (2 tents), spot for one tent, Rocktop campsite (1 tent), spacious campsite (2-3 tents), ford hillside stream, Chagoopa Plateau, close this gate to protect wilderness, ford wide creek, Kern Hot Spring, riverside campsite (3-4 tents), middle of the road campsite (1-2 tents), waterfall for two campsite (1 tent), mid peninsula campsite one (2-3 tents), north side campsite (1-2 tents), mid peninsula campsite two (4-5 tents), Ripple pond, big campsite (6 tents), triangle campsite (3-4 tents), Junction Meadow Trail Camp, campsite (4-5 tents), Junction Meadow, junction sign, Fire prohibited above this point, hidden altar campsite (1 tent), meadow view campsite (1-2 tents), creek side campsite (3-4 tents), high-back campsite (2-3 tents), woodsy campsite (4-5 tents), ridgeview campsite (1 tent), vista campsite (1-2 tents), flat rocks campsite (4-5 tents), the annex campsite (2-3 tents), ford intermittent creek, campsite (2-3 tents), guidepost, campsite m, Timberline Lake, ford Whitney creek, Zigzag campsite (1 tent), Dazzle campsite (5-7 tents), Aiguille du Paquoir, Aiguille Extra, Crooks Peak, Keeler Needle, Mount Whitney, Aiguille Junior, Trail Crest, Discovery Pinnacle, SB23 intermittent spring, Trail Camp Tarn, Trail Camp, Mirror Lake, Outpost Camp, Entering the Whitney Zone, John Muir Wilserness, Whitney Portal Picnic Area, and Mt. Whitney Trailhead Campground.



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    1 year, 9 months ago
    Excellent Hike easy to follow and stunning vistas from start to finish if weather conditions are positive,plenty of water, creek crossing galore all doable not as much flow as previous years,GWD,Hamilton,Precipice,K Gap,Arroyo,Kern,etc all great to see,bear box’s,water,tree cover etc all great only pain is the Mosquitoes.don’t over pack your load 25,30lb backpack works, enjoy
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    3 years, 9 months ago
    Recommended. Take your time.
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