Mt. Whitney Ranger District


Mount Whitney Zone

The Mt. Whitney Ranger District is the southernmost district in the Inyo National Forest. On its western edge is Mt. Whitney, highest point in the contiguous United States. The district extends from the crest of the Sierra Nevada to the Inyo Mountains.  Recreation activities include hiking, fishing, climbing, horse riding, and more.

Current Conditions for Mt. Whitney Ranger District

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Onion Valley Road is open.Horseshoe Meadows Road is open, Whitney Portal Road is open.
Information Center: Eastern Sierra Interagency Visitor Center, Lone Pine, CA

General Information

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Campground Guide - Lone Pine and Independence Area (pdf)

Campground Guide - Horseshoe Meadow (pdf)


Camping & Cabins

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Horse Riding & Camping

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Outdoor Learning

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