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“A beautiful trail, challenging hike to the top!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Mount Whitney

Mount Whitney
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA
760-876-6200
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Owner description: The most climbed peak in the Sierra Nevada, and the highest.
Bishop, CA
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108 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“A beautiful trail, challenging hike to the top!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Beautiful, varied scenery on a nice trail, a bit scary on the ridges, but breathtaking to see over the crest. Of course, the bad news is you have to join lots of others along the way.

Visited October 2012
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Ridgecrest, California
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90 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Mt. Whitney”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

At 14,496 ft, the highest point in continental US; 10.6 mile trail gains 6000 ft. to get you to the top. All sorts of permits required. Must be in good condition to survive the high altitude, but it's worth the view from the top!

Visited August 2012
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Kernville, CA
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“High and mighty”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

This is a gorgeous peak. One can climb it the hard way (East face) or take the longer trail - allow at least two days and get reservations way in advance. Even if one just goes to the base at Whitney Portal, the spectacular eastern face, glorified by a creek and abundant conifers, is well worth the steep and winding drive. If open, get a Whitney Birger while you're there.

Visited September 2012
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Ridgecrest, California
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“Don't miss this, the view is amazing!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

Had the grandparents here from Virginia and had to show them Lone Pine and Mt. Whitney. Of course you have to stop at 8500 feet, but the drive and the views along the way are breathtaking. Take a camera and make sure you go on a clear day. Be sure you stop at the lookouts along the way. You won't be sorry. Take a hike for a little while up the trail just to get a feel of what the hike might be like. But don't go far you will be fined and turned around, you have to have a permit to hike the whole trail.

Visited October 2012
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Palmdale, California
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Granite Masterpiece”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

I'm sure fans of western movies (or the old western TV shows) will recognize the scenery leading up to Mr. Witney. The road is steep and in the summer months (where temps easily exceed 100 degrees) it can cause cars to over-heat. In the spring and fall there is less car traffic but the weather can be chancy: ice flurries in November or biting wind. There are really no facilities after Lone Pine if you take El Portal Road....so make a bathroom stop in the quaint little town unless you don't mind using pit toilets in a few of the undeveloped campsites dotting the route up to Mt. Whitney. Make sure you bring a camera because, as stated, the views are really something to see. The minarets that flank Mt. Whitney make for some great photos.

Visited November 2012
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