Mt. Whitney, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

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Mt. Whitney is located in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park. Plan to visit Mt. Whitney and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park attractions using our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park online trip itinerary builder .
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  • Highest peak in the lower 48 states. Can't snag a permit to hike it then drive up to Whitney Portal. Have a look around or hike part way up. Be sure to eat at the Portal store you will be surprised!  more »
  • Running Mt. Whitney has been on my bucket list for over two years. Towering at 14,508 ft (4,420 meters), Mt. Whitney is the highest summit in the contiguous United States. This must be on your bucket ...  more »
  • We were in Lone Pine (Eastern Sierra Side) of the Mountains. One can drive up to Whitney Portal to do the hike to top of Mt. Whitney, the tallest mountain in the continental United States (Alaska has ...  more »

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Where to stay in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks provide plenty of lodging right inside their boundaries. Kings Canyon operates three lodges and a set of cabins, with two of the lodges and the cabins remaining open throughout the year. Of these, the John Muir Lodge sits closest to the entrance. The parks also offer more than a dozen campgrounds about equally distributed between them, with most operating on a first-come, first-served basis. Campsites fill up quickly on Friday nights in summer, but you should be able to find a place for your tent any other time during the week. Your accommodation options expand if you look along Sierra Road to the west of the parks. Motels, nature resorts, inns, bed and breakfasts, and lodges line the road, which runs alongside the North Fork Kaweah River.
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