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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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Nov 2, 2023 – Apr 30, 2024

Unlimited number of permits available.

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Online reservations

Opens2 weeks ahead7 AM PT
ClosesDay of11:59 PM PT
2 weeks ahead – day of
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Last-minute release: 2 weeks ahead at 7 AM PT
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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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