Looking for a great trail near Lone Pine, California? AllTrails has 43 great hiking trails, trail running trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails in Kings Canyon National Park, we've got you covered. Gearing up for a challenge? There are 22 hard trails in Lone Pine ranging from 5.1 to 237.2 miles and from 5,820 to 14,475 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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Unworldly! Great place to visit on your way to mammoth. Highly suggest visiting in the fall since the temps are more enjoyable. Great for black and white photography.

Hi everyone, October 18th my friend and I are coming from Seattle to summit this mountain but so far we don't have a permit. Is there anybody who can sell or share their permit with us. We want to head to trailhead Friday or Saturday afternoon. My phone is 4256785617 Thank you

My favor ( love it) a lot of fun if you have 4 wheels drive, easy hike and so much to see Good place to camp too

hiking
5 days ago

A lot of fun Would love to go back here soon

hiking
5 days ago

Great hike, I hiked on Tuesday October 15th. I started at the trailhead at 5:30am, it was about 23 degrees out and there was decent illumination from the moon when the trees weren’t too thick. I took the Cottonwood Lakes Trail to New Army Pass up to the top and then followed Old Army Pass back down. Beautiful views along the entire route. Maintained over 2 mph with 10 minute breaks every 2 miles. I reached the top around 12:30 and started back down around 1:20. That time could probably be shaved down, but I was alone and didn’t want to overdo things. I saw no else on the trail whatsoever throughout day. After plenty of stops for water, snacks, and photos....I reached the end of the trail at 5:45pm with 23 miles on the day. I would say approximately 1 mile was going off trail for stops/photos. There were two small areas that had snow/ice blocking the trail coming down New Army Pass. It was no major issue as there are already paths worked around the snow. I took a 40oz hydro flask with me and filled up in the streams along the route as needed. A flowing stream just past High Lake was the last water spot on New Army Pass, I recommend topping off here. I had trail mix, gummy bears and a couple emergency health bars for food. I suggest following the red highlighted routed to summit verse the black trail lines on the map unless bouldering/rock climbing is your thing. Follow the cairns to the top and you’ll be in good shape. The notebook has been replaced......but writing on the sign is getting worn down, a sharpie could be a quick fix. I’m a fairly experienced hiker/outdoorsman but by no means a pro. Challenging hike, know your limits and have a plan.

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muddy
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rocky
scramble
5 days ago

beautiful painful hike! just make sure to give your self to acclimate to the altitude the days leading up to the hike. we did an over night trip. it was a great experience. would definitely recommend

We have talked about this hike before...now it's done. "A beautiful alpine lake above the portal" is what we had read. The experience was well worth the effort! With an elevation gain of around 1700 ft. and breathtaking views of the Owens Valley! The constant climb was brutal...next time we will acclimate before going up. Still the weather, the fellow Whitney Trail Hikers, and the fall colors made for one of my favorite hikes! And as usual, the mountain restored some peace to my soul.

hiking
6 days ago

10/13/19 me and my friend left the portal at 3:41 am, it is very cold in the morning so bring gloves and a headlamp obviously. Time flies going up it’s not that difficult until you hit the trail crest. You think you are close to the top, you aren’t. From there you traverse the back side of Whitney to the summit. The sign says it’s 1.9 miles to the top, it’s not. It’s around 3 miles. And you are above 4K Meters in elevation making a steady up climb. It’s where dreams go to die, and where people turn around. If you are feeling good- Go for the Summit. If not, turn around the mountain will always be there. AMS is no joke. Once I hit the summit I realized I had so much more to climb down. Bring Tylenol or Advil for the walk down unless you love pain. Beautiful hike, did lots of training but still was shocked at how long and brutal this mountain is. Water is abundant bring filters if you plan on filtering otherwise 3L was just the right amount of water. Coconut water tasted great up there also-

on Mobius Arch Loop Trail

hiking
7 days ago

Easy and cool

hiking
7 days ago

Elevation was a tough one, but if I lived in the area I’d do this one over and over again!

Perfect conditions, a good 3,5 h hike. I would say the trail is moderate not hard.

hiking
7 days ago

Completed round trip within 11 hours and 30 minutes on 10/12/2019. We started at 5:30 am from the Whitney Portal trail head and reached the summit by 12 noon. Stayed on the top for 1 hour and 45 minutes for lunch and pictures. Headed down at 1:45pm, and back to the trail head at 6:30 pm. I ran down the trail after past the 99 twists. It was good to challenge yourself. Probably will do it again.

hiking
8 days ago

We are hiking tomorrow 10/15 and need 2 trail passes for Mt Whitney either day or overnight. Anybody have 2 extra permits for tomorrow Tues 10/15? Arriving at Lone Pine today 10/14 at 12:30pm. George 916-420-6388 Thanks

Doing this trail to aclimate for Mount Whitney. Third time on this trail and love it. Can’t wait to camp at chicken spring lake one day soon.

Hiked Oct 12th - Saturday of holiday weekend. No permit required. Dog friendly on this trail; be advised that dogs aren’t permitted on the Mt Whitney summit. If you choose to continue on with your dog, check the official Inyo website for the end of the line for dogs. I enjoyed this trail! It was well maintained and there are cut outs on trees marking the trail as well. My GPS logged 6.9 miles; maybe a half mile of that was from parking in a farther lot and walking along the side of the lake.. but it’s definitely Longer than 5.1 miles. I started at 10 AM (plenty of parking in overflow lot) and maintained a bit over 2 mph up and made it to lone pine lake by 1130. About 4 mph on return, 50 min or so. As a fairly athletic 28 year old that hikes occasionally, and with a 2 year old lab mix, I considered this hike moderate but leaning slightly toward easy and we really booked it. The altitude can get you a bit dizzy though if you aren’t used to it. It’s a short enough hike though to take your time if needed! Trail was well trafficked; probably about a minute between each group of hikers in both directions. Most people seemed to be trekking on to higher and longer trails, so there was some slowing down to scuttle by those with big packs and poles. Bring layers if you’re hiking around this time. It was chilly enough to need a beanie/jacket when I stopped, but my long loose T-shirt was quite hot while moving. The golden foliage was gorgeous. The lake itself was reflective and relaxing, despite the handful of people in and out. Be careful if you let your kids or dogs swim in it, it’s VERY cold. I had to spend some time warming my dog back up after one jump in, and my own fingers didn’t want to bend for a while after dipping them in. The water made for an easy filter though to refill my camelbak. Plenty of trees for hammock hanging. Wear sunscreen. I didn’t encounter many bugs. I maintained my AT&T LTE for the first 3/4 of the trail.

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scramble
10 days ago

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rocky
scramble
10 days ago

Summited via Mountaineers Route on 10/5/19. No snow on the route. Took 3 days 2 nights. Hiked to Upper Boyscout Lake in day 1. Summit and back to camp on day 2. Back to trailhead on day 3. It’s challenging and requires plenty of stamina. Don’t attempt if you’re new to hiking or backpacking. Was about 10 hours round trip on summit day. The last 500 feet or so is class 4 scrambling and dangerous if you aren’t comfortable and experienced. I recommend being belayed on this section if you’re not an experienced climber. Tons of fun and extremely rewarding.

A great warm up for Whitney in order to acclimatize. Great view on the drive to the trail as well. Saw some cows and some deer.

hiking
10 days ago

Did a 3 day backpacking trip with 2 nights at trail camp. Great scenery all the way up to the Whitney summit with no snow or ice on the trail except about 10 ft through a small snow field near the top. Didn’t use my micro spikes. They should call this the trail of hundreds of switch backs because it starts with switch backs from the start with the exception of a couple of hundred yards of flat trail along trail side meadow and camp post area and a gentle uphill to the summit the last 1.9 miles! Expect temps in the mid to low 20s if camping at trail camp. Many day hikers on the trail with a few not so smart ones half way up in the afternoon with no headlamps! Day hiking takes 14-16 hours and at this time of the year it gets dark from 7 pm until 6 am.

hiking
11 days ago

I completed this on October 13. I did the overnight and I'm glad I did as I don't think my body will have handled it well in one go (plus sleeping under a full moon is unavailable!)... This been said, its totally doable in one day. You just need to be in great condition and expect a hard extrenous day. A great challenge that I will happy to try in the future. Also! IMPORTANT this map has a short cut through consultation lake back to the trail - I camped there and it was amazing, so I decided to take the short cut when I packed by back on my way down... if you are not experience with climbing/scrambling DONT DO IT. it's all rocky and hard to follow. but if you are up for the challenge it's pretty cool.

off road driving
12 days ago

Did this counterclockwise September 28 and 29 in my stock Rubicon. Lockers came in handy. Easier going counterclockwise. Clockwise is uphill rocky but doable just will take longer. Great views and some cool side trips.

hiking
rocky
13 days ago

I finished it. Happy I did but 22 miles in a single day is not easy on the body. Drank 5L of water. Very windy and cold at the top today.

Trail is well maintained. Flowing water at various spots along the trail is a nice bonus to splash some on your face. Once at the lake, taking a swim is an awesome way to cool down. Then sunbathe to warm up and have some lunch.

hiking
15 days ago

sumitted oct 7th in perfect weather conditions. departed 3.30AM, summited 10.30 and back at 4pm. brought 3 litrs of water, filtered 1lt on my way up at trail camp and 1 more ltr on my way down. drank nearly everything. Had a bit of headache climbing, took 1 pill to calm it down, otherwise no other altitude symptoms. I spent 1 hour at Whitney Portal the day before to explore the beginning of the trail, but did no other acclimatation and took no medic. I’m a confirmed trail runner and ran several ultras but this hike is mentally hard, especially the final part from trail crest to summit that seems endless . I wore trail shoes, merinos socks, standard jogging leggin, 3 layer system on upper body , thin hat and gloves, trail cap. it felt quite brutally colder passing outpost camp, this is where I put my 3rd layer and gloves. I also used a pair of over-gloves I sometimes use for skiing, I put them on at trail camp where it was a bit windy and removed them later on. I had brought several other gear in case of cold but didn’t use them. the summit temperature was perfect and I spent an hour there . gorgeous hike .no technical difficulties but very long .. You of course have to be fit and determined.

hiking
16 days ago

Had a great time, trail camp got cold at night time. Summit the next day and back to Portal, Great experience! 9/21 and 9/22

hiking
16 days ago

I did this as a dayhike. I followed Alltrails maps until the last section where the trail staff had put giant cairns. I took the Old Army Pass both ways which is much shorter and more beautiful than the alternative route. There was no snow on the trail.

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