Onion Valley to Mt. Whitney via Kearsarge Pass and John Muir Trails is a 43.6 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Independence, California that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for backpacking and is best used from May until September.

DISTANCE
43.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
11,952 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

backpacking

forest

lake

views

wildlife

no dogs

Point to point; Start at Onion Valley and go down John Muir trail to back side of Mount Whitney, then end at the Whitney Portal.