Mt. Whitney Ranger District Information

P.O. Box 8
Lone Pine, CA 93545
Link to: Ranger District Recreation

Mt. Whitney as seen from Alabama HillsPlease obtain weather forecasts before visiting the high country.

Prepare for winter conditions. Bring appropriate clothing, equip your vehicle with survival essentials and check weather forecast before your trip. Many roads on Mt. Whitney Ranger District are not cleared of snow or rock fall in winter.

Wilderness Permits are required year round for all overnight wilderness travel, even in winter. Permits for trips beginning during quota season, May 1st through November 1st can be reserved on


Lone Pine Weather

Sierra Nevada Weather

Avalanche Advisory  (forecast area does not include Mt. Whitney; similar aspects may have comparable conditions)

Road Information

Highway Conditions - California

Highway Conditions - Nevada

Inyo County Road Department (760) 878-0202

Local Information

Eastern Sierra Visitor Center

Campgrounds - Inyo National Forest

Backroad Tours of the Eastern Sierra

OHV Maps

Lone Pine Chamber of Commerce

Independence Chamber of Commerce

Recreation Opportunity Guides

Camping at Lone Pine & Independence

Camping at Horseshoe Meadow

Hiking Baxter Pass Trail

Hiking Blackrock Trailhead

Hiking Cottonwood Pass / Big Whitney Meadow

Hiking Cottonwood Lakes / New Army Pass

Hiking Kearsarge Pass

Hiking Meysan Lakes

Hiking Mt. Whitney Trail

Hiking North Fork Lone Pine Creek

Hiking Olancha & Haiwee Pass Trails

Hiking Robinson Lake Trail

Hiking Sawmill Pass

Hiking Shepherd Pass

Hiking Trail Pass

Hiking Tuttle Creek

Hiking Whitney Portal National Recreation Trail