Whitney Map

Mount Whitney
by NatGeo Map #322

Whitney MapMount Whitney is universally famous as the highest peak in the contiguous United States, as well as the highest point in California. National Geographic’s Trails Illustrated map of Mount Whitney delivers unmatched detail and valuable information to assist you in your exploration of this beautiful region. Expertly researched and created in partnership with local land management agencies, this map features key areas of interest including Sequoia, Kings Canyon NP, Inyo NF and John Muir Wilderness; South Fork Kern River; Diaz Lake; and Cottonwood Lakes.

Whitney MapWith miles of mapped trails including the popular Pacific Crest and John Muir trails, this map can guide you off the beaten path and back again in some of the most breathtaking scenery in the region. The clearly marked trails include mileage between intersections. A Mount Whitney trail profile inset showing the changes in altitude from various points along the Pacific Crest Trail Junction and the Whitney Portal Trailhead provides a handy tool for hikers. Scenic byways are noted for those wishing to take in the scenery by car. The map base includes contour lines and elevations for summits, passes and many lakes. Some of the many recreation features noted are campgrounds, trailheads, boat launches, swimming and fishing areas, and pack stations. Map includes helpful information about climbing Mount Whitney. (which you should do online and offline, months in advance, if you really plan to hike the peak)

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Whitney Portal is a tourists attraction, as well as a NFS campground, and trailhead for the thousands of hikers who visit the area. Whitney Portal Road leads uphill 20 miles from US 395 @ Lone Pine, CA

see also –

Mt Whitney Zone Map & Mount Whitney Highcountry Map, both by Tom Harrison Maps

Inyo National Forest Map USDA

Inyo National Forest Topo Atlas 

Bishop Pass Trail Map

John Muir Wilderness / JMT Maps

Golden Trout Wilderness Maps

Whitney Map

Mount Whitney Topo

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Whitney Portal Store & Cafe

EASTERN SIERRA US 395

nearby towns:

Ventana Wilderness Map

Ventana Wilderness Hiking Maps

Ventana Wilderness Map

Buckeye Trail in Silver Peak Wilderness

Several map makers offer topographic hiking maps for the Ventana Wilderness Map, located on the super scenic Big Sur coast in California. Silver Peak Wilderness is to the south of Ventana, and usually included on the same map. Perfect for day hikes, overnight backpacking trips or just getting an impressive view of the Pacific Ocean.

Ventana Wilderness

Silver Peak Wilderness

Ventana Wilderness Map USDA
Ventana Trail Map / Coastal Trails / Big Sur Trail MapVentana Wilderness Map

Good luck trying to find the USFS map for Ventana. May only be available at the ranger station.

Silver Peak Wilderness located inside the northern section of Los Padres National Forest (Monterey County California)

If you plan on backpacking the Big Sur Coast, this is the California topo map you will need. This map covers both the southern section – Silver Peak Wilderness & the northern most Ventana hiking areas. This map covers everything south and east of Andrew Molera State Park over to Sierra de Salinas near Hwy 101, and southward to Ragged Point & Windy Point in the southern Big Sur coastline. Camp in coastal redwood groves, hike the trails with outstanding views over the Pacific Ocean, and play in the numerous fern lined creeks.

Map printed with vegetable oil based ink, on waterproof polypropylene plastic. Might be available from Los Padres USFS Ranger Stations. USDA printing 2007; Scale 1: 63 – ISBN# 9781593514655

Ventana Wilderness Map

Ventana Wilderness Map

big sur back roads

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Ventana Wilderness Map

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see also –

Big Sur Books
Big Sur Maps
Los Padres National Forest Maps
Los Padres Forest Atlas

John Muir Trail Books

Find John Muir Trail Maps

John Muir Trail

Photo credit copyright Mike Strickland

JMT: John Muir Trail & John Muir Wilderness

John Muir Trail Books

John Muir Trail Books

John Muir Trail Books

John Muir Trail Books

John Muir Trail Books

JMT

The John Muir Trail is a long-distance trail in the Sierra Nevada mountain range of California, passing through Yosemite, Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks. From the northern terminus at Happy Isles in Yosemite Valley and the southern terminus located on the summit of Mount Whitney, the Trail’s length is 213.7 miles, with a total elevation gain of approximately 47,000 feet. For almost all of its length, the trail is in the High Sierra backcountry and wilderness areas. For about 160 miles, the trail follows the same footpath as the longer Pacific Crest Trail. It is named after John Muir, the famous naturalist.

The JMT is 213.7 miles long. From its northern terminus in Yosemite Valley, the trail runs southeast, passing south of Half Dome and then on to Tuolumne Meadows. From Tuolumne Meadows the trail turns south, running parallel to the main range of the Sierra Nevada, through Yosemite National Park, Inyo and Sierra national forests (including the John Muir Wilderness and Ansel Adams Wilderness), passing through Devils Postpile National Monument, Kings Canyon National Park, and ending on Mount Whitney in Sequoia National Park. From the southern terminus of the JMT at the summit of Mount Whitney, an additional 10.6-mile hike on the Mount Whitney Trail is required to reach the nearest trailhead at Whitney Portal, thus making an end-to-end traverse of the JMT effectively 221 miles.

see also

John Muir Wilderness Map 
PCT Pacific Crest Trail Books

John Muir Trail Books

Little Pot Hole Lake, Kearsarge Pass Hike from Onion Valley

John Muir Trailhead locations:

PCT Map #4 Mid Sierra

USDA PCT Map 4
PCT Map #4 Central Sierra Nevada Mountains

Le Conte to Lake Tahoe

Pacific Crest Trail National Scenic Trail
PCT – Hiking Map 4

USDA PCT Map 4

ALPINE LAKES, everywhere!

Sierra Nevada Mountains, spanning from Le Conte Canyon to Barker Pass, on the west side of Lake Tahoe. Kings Canyon National Park northward to Lake Tahoe. Covers most of the High Sierra (N of Whitney) and so much more; from Bishop Pass, Mammoth Lakes, Yosemite National Park, Sonora Pass, Emigrant Wilderness, Ebbetts Pass, Carson Pass, and then overlook the massive mountain lake known as Tahoe. USDA, Large fold out map, durable waterproof paper w/ sturdy cardboard cover. ISBN# 9781593514716

USDA PCT Map 4
USDA PCT Map 4

LOCALS TIP: If you must hike only ONE SECTION of the PCT, then this one stretch, LE CONTE to LAKE TAHOE, is by far the best for high altitude beauty.  Granite peaks, passes, total alpine lake bliss, with incredible mountain scenery. When you must limit your big adventure trek, due to time constraints, this portion is some of the most beautiful high elevation terrain in the whole darn nation. Seriously. Better than a movie!

Services like grocery, laundromats, hotels, restaurants, post office, available in SLT (South Lake Tahoe). Postal, food & lodging can be had in numerous locations along certain high country routes – like Vermillion Resort @ Lake Edison. The PCT guide books give good descriptions of these handy trailheads with services, in way more detail.

USDA PCT Map 4

Yosemite Granite

see also –
Kearsarge Pass Trail Map
Kings Canyon Highcountry Map
Sequoia Kings NP Maps
Mono Divide Highcountry
Mammoth & Mono Map by NatGeo
Mono Lake Map
Yosemite Maps by NatGeo
Yosemite Maps by Tom Harrison
Emigrant Wilderness Map
Toiyabe National Forest Map
Hoover Wilderness Map
Lake Tahoe Maps

USDA PCT Map 4

Carson Iceberg Wilderness