Hikers and climbers come from all over the world to reach the Mount Whitney Summit- the highest point in the contingent United States. With The Comfort Inn Lone Pine’s close proximity to Mount Whitney, adventure-seeking guests visit us frequently.
In order to hike Mount Whitney during the months of May-October, you need to obtain a permit from The United States Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service. You will require a permit for day use as well as overnight use of the Mount Whitney trail, in addition to the permit required for hiking the Mountaineers Route and East Facing Route.
Due to the large amount of people wanting to climb Mount Whitney each year, it is recommended that you reserve your permit in advance in order to secure the day you want. Reservations are not needed for the off-season, (November-March) and permits can be issued to these visitors one or two days before the trip.
The 22 miles up Mount Whitney can be broken into a single day trip, or a two-day overnight stay. It takes roughly 12-16 hours to hike the Mount Whitney trail in its entirety, so consider that as you plan for your trip. If you are planning an overnight trip, there are camping spaces available throughout the trail, the last being Trail Camp, which sits at 12,000 feet and 7 miles from the trailhead.
Because Mount Whitney is such a large attraction for the hiking community, visitors to the summit come from all over. The Comfort Inn Lone Pine is located directly beside the Serra Nevada Mountain Range, and is a quick drive away from the start of the Mount Whitney Trail at the Whitney Portal. The Comfort Inn Lone Pine is also in close proximity to the Eastern Sierra Interagency Visitor Centre, where visitors will need to pick up their permits.
After an exciting adventure hiking through one of America’s most stunning mountains, what better way to relax than with the comforting, affordable amenities offered at The Comfort Inn Lone Pine?