Mount Whitney Portal to Lone Pine Lake

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Mount Whitney Portal to Lone Pine Lake is a 5.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Whitney Portal, California that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until October. Horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
5.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1889 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

lake

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

no dogs

No permits required for hikers going no further than Lone Pine Lake. Day hikers going beyond require a day-use permit, obtained from the Mount Whitney Ranger Station in Lone Pine. Overnight hikers require a wilderness permit. Hikers bound for the top of Mount Whitney are controlled by a strict quota system and need to reserve a space far in advance. Fantastic views of Mount Whitney!

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Beautiful hike to the lake. Lots of small streams, at least in October. Make sure you allow enough time, or it will be a dark hike back. Headlamps or flashlights are a must.

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A high altitude body of water that sits on a shelf above Whitney Portal. Its waters, mirror-like in appearance, stretchs out to the horizon like a natural infinity pool—reflecting the surrounding evergreens, massive boulders, and towering cliffs with perfect symmetry. At an elevation of 10,050 feet.

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Awesome hike, the scenery is amazing!

2 months ago

Awesome terrain. Great views throughout. Challenging water crossings including a log walk across the marsh.
A must do !!
PS the lake at the end is a wonderful natural infinity pool overlooking the mountains.

2 months ago

Awesome terrain. Great views throughout. Challenging water crossings including a log walk across the marsh.
A must do !!

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2 months ago