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Mt. Whitney Backpacking


Itinerary

Whitney Portal Trailhead
6.1 mi • 3,600 ft gain
Trail Camp
15.1 mi • 3,700 ft gain
Whitney Portal Trailhead
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How to get a permit

This trip requires a Mt. Whitney Permit. Reservations depend on your start date:

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May 1 – Nov 1

Limited number of permits available.

2 options


A

Passed Online lottery

OpensFeb 112 AM PST
ClosesMar 111:59 PM PST
Feb 1 – Mar 1
Enter lottery
Enter lottery

B

Online reservations

OpensApr 227 AM PDT
ClosesDay of11:59 PM PDT
Apr 22 – day of
Book online
Passed Unclaimed lottery permits release: Apr 22 at 7 AM PDT
Book online

Don’t want to miss the deadline?

Let us know when you want to go and we’ll remind you to book.


Permit details

Here is how to fill out the Mt. Whitney Permit application:

Entry PointMt. Whitney Trail (Overnight)
Exit PointMt. Whitney Trail
1st Night Campsite LocationTrail Camp (Mt. Whitney Trail)

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