Description

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 Continue reading...

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.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
No. of sites
25
Access
Hike in (+10 mins)
Group sizes
Up to people per site
Potable water available
Fires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Picnic table available
No RV hookup
Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
OHV
Climbing
Snow sports
Swimming
Wildlife watching
Wind sports
Surfing
Whitewater paddling

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Hipcamper Alyx
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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!

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Hipcamper heather
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Great spot in the late spring and fall! Very busy in the summer and hard to get a site.

Park
Inyo National Forest
State
California
Phone Number
7608766219
Directions
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Official Website
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Coordinates
36.571° N, 118.263° W
$12/night
Tent Only - Hike In: 25 Sites
(Up to people per site)