The Mt. Whitney Guide is your FREE navigational guide for your hike up the Mt. Whitney Trail.
Mount Whitney, at an elevation of 14,505 feet, is the highest peak in the continental United States. The Mount Whitney Trail is the most popular route to the summit. The hike to the summit is about 11 miles with an elevation gain over 6,000 feet. Most hikers complete the strenuous trip in two days.
- No mobile or internet connection is required after initial setup -- works in Airplane Mode
- Detailed maps with your GPS location
- Elevation profile view
- Custom route creator
- Multiple offline map choices
- Real-time comments from other hikers
- Send your current location to friends or family via text message or email
The guidebook lists every waypoint in order by distance along the trail and how far away you are from each waypoint. The guidebook also includes a detailed town guide for major resupply points, towns, and services along the Mt. Whitney Trail.
Waypoint details include:
- Mileage point and elevation
- Distance to the next water source and tent site
- Comments section where you may post comments and read other hikers’ comments
Types of waypoints:
- Water sources (including the reliability of each water source)
- Detailed resupply and town information:
- post offices and other package services
- grocery stores and convenience stores
- gear shops and hardware stores
- lodging, public showers, public restrooms
- public libraries
- Tenting sites/camping sites
- Trail junctions
- Parking areas along the trail
- Picnic areas, campgrounds, ranger stations
- Roads, railroad tracks, power lines, fences, gates
- Natural landmarks (e.g. mountain passes)
About the Mt. Whitney Trail: The Mt. Whitney Trail is the most popular route to the top of Mt. Whitney, the highest point in the Lower 48 United States, at 14,505 feet (4,421 m). Located outside of Lone Pine, California, in the heart of the Sierra Nevada mountain range, the Mt. Whitney Trail connects to the 212-mile John Muir Trail, which in turn connects to the 2,660-mile Pacific Crest Trail. From the Mt. Whitney Trail trailhead to the top of Mt. Whitney is 10.4 miles (16.7 km) with an elevation gain of 6056 feet (1846 m). Many hike to the top and back in one day, while many others spend one or two nights on the trail.
Guthook's PCT Guide (5-part guide to the Pacific Crest Trail)
Guthook's John Muir Trail Guide
Tahoe Rim Trail Hiker