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Onion Valley to Mt. Whitney


Itinerary

Onion Valley Trailhead
8.5 mi • 2,600 ft gain
Vidette Meadow
10 mi • 3,600 ft gain
2nd lake after Forester Pass
14.5 mi • 2,100 ft gain
Guitar Lake
15.6 mi • 4,000 ft gain
Whitney Portal Trailhead
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How to get a permit

This trip requires a Inyo National Forest Wilderness Permit. Reservations depend on your start date:

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May 1 – Nov 1

Limited number of permits available.

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Online reservations

Opens6 months ahead7 AM PT
ClosesDay of11:59 PM PDT
6 months ahead – day of
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Passed Advance release: 6 months ahead at 7 AM PT
Last-minute release: 2 weeks ahead 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 Inyo National Forest Wilderness Permit application:

Permit TypeOvernight Exiting Mt Whitney
Entry PointKearsarge Pass
Exit PointMt. Whitney (Trail Crest Exit)
1st night Camp AreaSEKI - Center Basin - Vidette

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