Whitney Portal Trailhead via John Muir Trail

based on 4 tracks & routes #232 hike out of 387 in
224.4 mi
4 d 118 hrs
6,995 ft
Elev Gain


This is a moderate one way trail to Whitney Portal Trailhead in Ansel Adams Wilderness.

This trail goes by Twin Bridge, Backpacker's Wilderness Campsite, Donohue Pass, Island Pass, 1000 I Lake camp, Agnew Meadows, Squaw Lake, Heart Lake, Sallie Keyes Lake, campsite, stock camp, Evolution Basin, Muir Pass, Helen Lake, Le Conte Canyon, Big Pete Meadow, Little Pete Meadow, Lower Palisade Lake, Mather Pass, Upper Basin, Lake Marjorie, Pinchot Pass, Sawmill Pass Trail., Camp Area. 9,800ft., Camp Area. 9,500ft. Fire Pit., One Person Only Suspension Bridge. 8,500ft., Woods Creek Camp Area. 8,500ft. Bear Box., Woods Creek Crossing, Baxter Creek Camp Area. 9,500ft., Dollar Lake Camp Area. 10,300ft., Dollar Lake, Arrowhead Lake Camp Area. 10,400ft. Bear box, Lower Rae Lake Camp Area, Lower Rae Lake, Lower Rae Lake Camp Area., Middle Rae Lake Camp Area. 10,500ft. Bear Box., Wooden Bridge. 9,500ft., Glen Pass North Camp Area, Glen Pass, Glen Pass. 12,200ft., Glen Pass South Camp Area., Flower Lake, Gilbert Lake, Little Pothole Lake, Onion Valley Campground, Kearsarge Pass, Vidette Meadow Camp Area. 9,500ft. Bear Box., Upper Vidette Meadow Camp Area. 9,900ft. Bear Box., Camp Area. 9,900ft., Camp Area., Camp Area. 10,500ft. Bear Box., Center Basin Creek Camp Area. 10,600ft., Camp Area. 11,300ft., Waterfall, Forrester Pass North Camp Area. 12,200ft., Forester Pass, Forrester Pass South Camp Area. 12,430ft., Viewpoint Rock Bench. 12,160ft., Viewpoint. 11,850ft., Viewpoint. 11,500ft., Tyndall Creek Camp Area. 10,900ft. Bear Box., Camp Area, Viewpoint. 11,300ft., Bighorn Plateau, Wright Creek Camp Area. 9,800ft., Viewpoint. 10,600ft., Wallace Creek Camp Area, John Muir Trail to Mt. Whitney, Crabtree Meadow Camp Area. 10,300ft. Bear Box., Timberline Lake, Trail Crest, Discovery Pinnacle, Trail Camp Pond, Trail Camp, Aiguille du Paquoir, Aiguille Extra, Crooks Peak, Keeler Needle, Mount Whitney, The Notch, Aiguille Junior, Mirror Lake, Outpost Camp, and Bighorn Park.

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