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High Sierra Trail: Crescent Meadow to Whitney Portal


Itinerary

High Sierra Trailhead
10.9 mi • 2,600 ft gain
Bearpaw Meadow
13 mi • 4,600 ft gain
Big Arroyo Junction
14.4 mi • 1,300 ft gain
Kern Hot Spring
16.4 mi • 4,300 ft gain
Crabtree Ranger Station
12 mi • 4,900 ft gain
Trail Camp
6.1 mi • 0 ft gain
Whitney Portal Trailhead
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How to get a permit

This trip requires a Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks Wilderness Permit. Reservations depend on your start date:

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May 24 – Sep 28

Limited number of permits available.

2 options


A

Online reservations

Opens6 months ahead7 AM PT
Closes1 week ahead11:59 PM PDT
6 months – 1 week ahead
Book online
Passed Advance release: 6 months ahead at 7 AM PT
Book online

B

In-person reservations

Opens1 day ahead1 PM PDT
ClosesDay of3:30 PM PDT
1 day ahead – day of

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 Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks Wilderness Permit application:

Entry PointHigh Sierra Trail
Exit PointMt. Whitney (Trail Crest Exit)

Select a start date

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