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South Lake via John Muir Trail

Independence, California

79.36 mi / 21716 ft gain

Manzanar Japanese Relocation Site: Manzanar Trail

Independence, California

2.22 mi / 112 ft gain

Mt. Williamson via Shepherd Pass

Seven Pines, California

5.0
26.66 mi / 10653 ft gain

Kearsarge Pass Trail to John Muir Trail Loop

Independence, California

43.85 mi / 11516 ft gain

Bullfrog Lake

Independence, California

13.17 mi / 3763 ft gain

Golden Trout Lake Loop

Independence, California

5 mi / 2218 ft gain

Onion Valley to Mt. Whitney

Independence, California

47.35 mi / 11745 ft gain

Flower Lake from Onion Valley

Independence, California

5.04 mi / 1352 ft gain

Charlotte Lake via Kearsarge Pass

Independence, California

4.0
16.38 mi / 4078 ft gain

Places to stay

Independence, California

Grays Meadows

Whitney Portal Road

Whitney Portal

Whitney Portal Road

Lone Pine

Big Pine, California

Upper Sage Flat

Big Pine, California

Big Pine Canyon

Big Pine, California

Big Pine Creek Campground

Guides and stories

Outbound Reviewed: Backpacking Mt. Whitney with the Gregory Baltoro 65

Will Cebron

So You Want To Hike Mt. Whitney?

Cameron Catanzano

Timelapsing Kings Canyon

The Outbound Collective

Your Perfect Weekend in Sequoia National Park

Will Cebron

A Weekend Exploring Sequoia and King's Canyon National Parks

Benjamin Canevari

Bees, Bears and Bratwursts - Family Travel Part 2: Sequoia NP

Ryan Longnecker

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