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

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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 submit comments 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.


Reds Meadow Road

Shuttle bus and car meet on the narrow road to Reds Meadow.

Planning is underway for reconstruction of the Reds Meadow Road.