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Address: Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA
Phone Number: 760-876-6200
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Description: The most climbed peak in the Sierra Nevada, and the highest.

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Didn't get to hike but drove to the beginning of Mount Whitney Trailhead.

WOW....what a beautiful place....lots of trees & camp spots for tenters. It was winter time, but you could make it up the street road that took you to the beginning of the trail... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 16, 2015
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Simi Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

WOW....what a beautiful place....lots of trees & camp spots for tenters. It was winter time, but you could make it up the street road that took you to the beginning of the trail. There was still snow & ice all over in the area & the pond was frozen. There were a lot of vehicles parked by the trail head... More 

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Pomona, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

My wife and I are day hikers so we liked the idea of climbing the highest mountain in the lower 50 in one day then going back to a nice hotel and sitting in the hot tub. It was a great experience! First the lottery. We didn't get any of our requested times. However, once the lottery is over there... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

If you love to hike, this is a must to hike before you die. I'm a high pointer (hiking to the highest point in every state) and this is been my favorite hike so far. I took the Whitney trail, which is 22 miles round trip, and decided to do it in a day so I wouldn't have to Carrie... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We wanted to summit Mount Whitney but didn't want to enter the permit lottery so opted for a guided group hike which wended through 5 days west of Mount Whitney. It was a great experience with the outdoors, and gave us a chance to acclimate to the altitude over several days (first camp Sunday evening at 10,000 feet, summit on... More 

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Mission Viejo, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Hiked to the summit on July 22, alone and in celebration of my 60th birthday.This was a beautiful hike and although I did not prepare as most recommend, I am in excellent physical condition (I run on the treadmill 8 or so miles most days). Had a great time and although the hike was challenging, it was considerably easier than... More 

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Camarillo, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

There are two options - do it in a day or take several days. I have done both. Last time, due to the convoluted lottery system, I did it in a day. The advantage is you only need a day pack which serves to speed up the hike. Less weight equals greater speed. The downside is the hike is faster... More 

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South-Central, PA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

Located on the sparsely-vegetated eastern side of the Sierra Nevada range, Mt. Whitney is monstrous but offers little to do unless one wishes to take a lengthy (approx. 22 mile) hike to it. The best vantage point for families with young children is from the Visitor Center in Lone Pine, CA.

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Middle Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

you get a great view from the visitor center just south of Lone Pine Ca on Hwy 395 to see the highest mountain in the lower 48 states.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

I had a blast doing this climb. During the summer the mountaneering route is a hybrid between a trek and a climb. I suppose the technical description of the ascent is grade 3 rock scramble, so no technical experience required but if you are a seasoned trekker and/or physically fit and looking to expand your expereince and skills you will... More 

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San Juan Cap
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

Didnt go all the way to the top, just to the Portal.. still awsome waterfalls and sights... very high altitude, so walking somewhat slowers, the drive up is slow w/ lots of turns, but road is good..

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Address: Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA
Phone Number: 760-876-6200
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

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