Meysan Trail

Lone Pine, California 93545

Meysan Trail

Meysan Trail Professional Review and Guide

"What a difference a mile makes! Each summer day hundreds trudge up the Mt. Whitney Trail toward the highest point in the continental United States, but in a canyon just a mile away only a few people hike the Meysan Trail. Although the rewards may not be as prestigious as those of scaling Whitney, the scenery and relative solitude in the canyon of Meysan Creek have their own appeal. As an added bonus, since the trail lies outside the Whitney Zone, dayhikers are not required to get a permit, and backpackers face far less competition for permits and campsites. However, upon reaching Meysan Lake, visitors may feel like they completed the equivalent of a Whitney climb, as the trail grinds steadily uphill, gaining nearly 4,000 feet in 4.5 miles."

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Trail Information

Lone Pine
Nearby City
3,860 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Moderate to Difficult
Skill Level
2 days
Mid-July to early-October
Sequoia National Park
Local Contacts
USGS’s Mt. Langley
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Aug 2018