Mount Whitney Topo Map in Tulare County CA

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Mount Whitney Information

Coordinates: 36.578489°N, -118.2919407°W
Approx. Elevation: 14,505 feet (4,421 meters)
USGS Map Area: Mount Whitney
Feature Type: Summit


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Sunrise on Mt. Whitney and the Sierra Nevada Mountains

The summit of Mount Whitney at 14,505 feet (4421 meters) of elevation is the highest mountain in California and the 48 contiguous United States. It rises steeply from the town of Lone Pine in the Owens River Valley and is said to have a prominence of 10,075 feet or nearly two miles!

Hikers and backpackers venture up to it’s lofty summit in the summer months and usually from the Mt. Whitney Portal Trailhead at about 8320 feet on the east side. It’s a trailhead that’s so popular that it has a store.

While there are over 50 Colorado Fourteeners, Mount Whitney tops them all and California only has five peaks over 14,000 feet. Whitney also bests the only 14 footer in Washington State, Mount Rainier, but that mountain is a much more technical endeavor.

Mount Whitney is listed in the Summits Category for Tulare County in the state of California. Mount Whitney is displayed on the "Mount Whitney" USGS topo map quad. Anyone who is interested in visiting Mount Whitney can print the free topographic map and other maps using the link above. The location, topography, and nearby roads & trails around Mount Whitney (Summit) can be seen in the map layers above. The latitude and longitude coordinates (GPS waypoint) of Mount Whitney are 36.578489 (North), -118.2919407 (West) and the approximate elevation is 14,505 feet (4,421 meters) above sea level. If you have visited Mount Whitney before, please share your experience with a comment below.

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