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Mount Whitney Trail

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Ranked #1,499 of 5,639 Activities in California
Type: Hiking Trails, Sports
Activities: Hiking
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Owner description: Scenic hiking trail on Mt. Whitney.
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Sacramento, CA
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51 reviews 51 reviews
33 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

For those looking for a challenge, hiking Mt. Whitney in a day is an experience well worth the effort. It is a challenge, both mental and physical, that can be accomplished through a bit of preparation married with determination. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who is in moderately good health and willing to put forth the effort. You... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

After running several marathons my son and I wanted to challenge ourselves to something a little different,Mt. Whitney.The two hard things about Whitney are the climb and getting the permit.After the second year of trying we got a one day permit.Living on the east coast we have no real hiking experience.On our two week vacation we spent the first week... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

If you are in moderate shape, not as physically challenging as you would imagine and very possible to achieve. However, the last two miles are extremely mentally challenging because the terrain is unmarked, very rough and extremely dangerous. Reviews often refer to the 97 switchbacks after trail camp - the switchbacks are helpful and make it possible to reach summit.... More

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Bainbridge Island, Washington
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53 reviews 53 reviews
15 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

If you read all the reviews, you know that this is a popular trail, crowded even, and that there is a lottery to get a permit in the summer months. You will also know that there are no water or outhouses on the mountain, and that you have to carry out all of your trash. If your goal is to... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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121 reviews 121 reviews
73 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

One of the activities you can engage in while in Lone Pine is climb Mt. Whitney. The beautiful views and snow capped mountains are breath-taking. It is the highest peak in the lower 48 states of the union. If you are a hiker or climber in California, you have probably had a conversation about this mountain. At a little over... More

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Panama City, Florida
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796 reviews 796 reviews
257 attraction reviews
319 helpful votes 319 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

We avoided the insanity and rush of trying to make it a single day hike and spent the night on the trail. We departed the Portal a little after noon and hiked to the Trail Camp (6 miles in and 12K altitude). We got there with plenty of light to set-up tents and eat. Even there you can really feel... More

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Tustin, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

My friend and I hiked the Whitney Trail on Sunday the 8th. This was my third time and was truely an unforgetable experience. Mid July is a great time to do the hike and had a beautiful clear day. An 18 hour experience. Though it does not matter how long it takes, just to get there, WOW! Remember, when you... More

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San Diego, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2012

An absolute zoo with marginal views when compared to others in the Sierra. Skip it for some solitude and head further North.

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los angeles, ca
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2009

Just came back from a 3 day backpacking trip which included the hike up to the summit. Must do. Your life will be changed with every step up to highest peak in the contiguous United States. It kicks your a** so do not underestimate the mountain. But if you are mentally and physically fit for it - put it on... More

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