Heading out onto the great Mt. Whitney trek? The one-night-only Mt. Whitney Trailhead Campground is your basecamp before you venture deeper into the wilderness. This walk-in campground is buzzing with backpackers in the summer months hoping to make it to the top of the seriously majestic Mt. Whitney. But let’s be real… this trailhead campground ain’t so bad itself. With wildlife teeming between the many trees and shorter trails leading through the John Muir Wilderness, there’s no shortage of picture-perfect spots to visit. This is Inyo National Forest, after all.
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There are single tracks and dirt roads here, offering something for bikers of all levels. The easy trails include a 1.2 mile lo...Read more
Sabrina Lake has a boat launch, rentals, marina and tackle shop, and there are no fees! Ideal for summertime fishing. The...Read more
Did we mention there are over 400 lakes and 1,000 miles of rivers and streams? No? Well, you can imagine how great the fishing ...Read more
There are so many trails here! You can explore the breathtaking mountains, see the hundreds of lakes and never run into another...Read more
There are a good number of horse campgrounds to stay at, as well as pack stations that will give you all of the info you need, ...Read more
Many of the lakes allow non-motorized boating, which means kayakers, canoers, and other small paddling boats are welcome out in...Read more
There’s an expansive network of routes for off-road vehicles to explore: spanning 2,000 miles, you can drive up into the mounta...Read more
Mountain climbers and boulderers will find enough ground to play on. Mammoth Lakes has some moderate climbs, with great names l...Read more
Thanks to the abundant snowfall, cross country skiers have plenty to explore, especially in the Mammoth Lakes area. Gorp offers...Read more
June Lake has a swimming beach to suit all your swimming needs, and there is a solid number of campgrounds that offer swimming ...Read more
The Inyo forest is home to black bears, mountain lions, mule deer, pine marten, pika, coyotes, raccoons, bobcats, martens, foxe...Read more
Natural features you'll find at Mt. Whitney Trailhead Campground.
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This walk-in backpackers campground is the perfect spot to acclimatize and stage your Whitney summit. Make sure to store all of your food and toiletries (including toothpaste) in the bear lockers & canisters. Whitney bears don't mess around!