LENGTH 8 miles round trip with 3120’ elevation gain
TRAIL HEAD elevation 5,640, west end of Lone Pine Campground on Whitney Portal Road
DIFFICULTY moderate with a little route finding due to snow
FUN FACTS the trail ends at Whitney Portal ele 8360, the starting point for climbing Mt. Whitney the tallest mountain in the continental US., portions of the trail follow the original route to the top of Mount Whitney from Owens Valley
This wintertime snowshoe leaves at the west end of Lone Pine Campground on a well-marked trail and travels through open desert then switchbacks up to the mouth of the canyon. From the canyon mouth travel is in forest and parallels the creek ending at the Mount Whitney Portal Fishing Pond. Along the way enjoy awesome views of Lone Pine Peak, Muir Peak, Mount Whitney, Owens Valley floor, Alabama Hills, and the Inyo/White Mountains to the east.