Hiking The Mount Whitney Trail
The 2nd most popular hiking trail in California.
Thursday 23 June 2016 02:32 GMT
For serious hikers, the climb up Mount Whitney is worth the effort. Be prepared for a 22 mile round trip with a 6,000 feet ascent. There are a few stream crossings and nearly a hundred switchbacks on the way up. Plan to spend up to 18 hours on the trail, so start early (3:00a.m.) and use trekking poles. The trailhead is at NFS Whitney Portal Campground.
Overall, Mount Whitney Trail is the 2nd most popular hiking trail of all 88 hikes in California. Several of the better hiking trails are nearby Mount Whitney Trail including High Sierra Trail, Lakes Trail / Pear Lake Trail and New Army Pass Trail.