South Sierra Area Trails

Inyo National Forest - Wilderness Permits, CA

Haiwee (Non Quota) SS64


ICE and SNOW ALERT- Mountain elevations in this area traditionally have ice and snow until late June or early July.

Permit Availability

Entrance Description

The Haiwee Pass trail provides access to the South Sierra Wilderness. The trail begins at the base of the eastern Sierra, passes over Haiwee Pass and ends at the South Fork Kern River. The trail is primitive and can be overgrown or faint in places. Bring a map and compass.

Know Before You Go:


Haiwee Trail is non quota: You do not need a reservation for trips starting at Haiwee unless you will end the trip at Mt Whitney. Contact Inyo National Forest for information about walk in permits for non quota trails.

  • Food and refuse must be stored so that animals cannot get into the food or trash.
  • Not passable for stock.
  • South Sierra Wilderness regulations apply.

USFS Webpage for: Haiwee.


A: Available for online reservation (click to book entry date)
L: Accepting Lottery Application (click to apply for the lottery)
W: Available at the Facility
R: Reserved
C: Closed
X: Not available
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