Snow Conditions at High Elevation in June

Mt. Whitney Hikers: Rockfall on Whitney Portal Road.
Located in California's beautiful Eastern Sierra, Inyo National Forest is home to Mt. Whitney, Mono Lake, Reds Meadow, Mammoth Lakes, and the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest.


Popular Recreation Activities

Hiking Camping Fishing Picnic areas. Winter Sports. OHV icon

We have lots more information about recreation opportunities across the forest!

Recent News


Off-Highway Vehicle Grant Applications are Available for Public Comment

Responsible OHV recreation minimizes road damage when wet.

The public is invited to an informal open house happening from 4 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 16.

Representatives from the BLM, Inyo National Forest, Inyo County Public Works Department, and others who are submitting grants for activities on USFS and BLM lands will be on site to answer questions and receive comments.

Submission of public comments is from March 7 through April 3, 2017.

Mount Whitney Lottery - Permit Reservations

Mt. Whitney Trail hiker carefully approaches the Sierra Crest.

Did you apply to the Mt Whitney Lottery to hike Mt. Whitney this summer?

Lottery results will be available on March 24th. Any remaining dates will go onsale on April 1. 

If you are starting on any route other than the Mt. Whitney Trail review what permit is required, not all trips to Mt Whitney are reserved in the lottery.


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Convict Lake

Please visit the planning section of our website for information on the Forest Plan Revision