John Muir Trail Whitney Portal to Onion Valley

Lone Pine, California 93545

John Muir Trail Whitney Portal to Onion Valley

John Muir Trail: Whitney Portal to Onion Valley Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Without a doubt, you will see some of the most impressive High Sierra scenery around on this stretch of the 200-plus-mile John Muir Trail (JMT). Access from the east side is via the very popular 8.4-mile Mt. Whitney Trail from Whitney Portal, with wilderness permits at a premium (see Trip 95, page 327). Those fortunate enough to score a permit have the opportunity to scale Mt. Whitney along the way and continue their journey along the JMT, exiting at Onion Valley via the Kearsarge Pass Trail."

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Trail Information

Lone Pine
Nearby City
44.5
Distance
15,250 feet
Elevation Gain
Shuttle
Trail Type
Moderate to Difficult
Skill Level
4–7 days
Duration
Mid- or late July to early
Season
Sequoia National Park
Local Contacts
USGS’s Mount Whitney, Mt. Kaweah, Mt. Brewer, Mt. Williamson, Mt. Clarence King, and Kearsarge Peak
Local Maps

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Dec 2018