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High Sierra Trail: Crescent Meadow to Whitney Portal

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Trailhead directions
High Sierra Trailhead
11.5 mi
Bearpaw Meadow High Sierra Camp
11 mi
Big Arroyo Junction
14.5 mi
Kern Hot Spring
16.5 mi
Crabtree Ranger Station
12 mi
Trail Camp
6 mi
Whitney Portal Trailhead

Permit requirements

This trip requires a Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks Wilderness Permit.

Today – Sep 17
Permit required (limited quota)
Sep 18 – Dec 31
Permit required (unlimited quota)
2023
Jan 1 – May 25
Permit required (unlimited quota)

How to fill out the permit application

Entry Point
High Sierra Trail
Exit Point
Mt. Whitney (Trail Crest Exit)

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