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Agnew Meadows Area Trails
 

Inyo National Forest - Wilderness Permits, CA

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Entry Location: High Trail - PCT - AA09

Notice:

NO CAMPFIRES -Sierra National Forest due to high fire danger.

The shuttle service to Reds Meadow Valley ends September 3th After October 15 there is no overnight parking at Devils Postpile or in the Reds Meadow Valley. The road will not be plowed after October 15th and the road will be closed for the season on November 1st. Backpackers need to arrange for a shuttle or be prepared to hike or ski out of the valley.


The High trail starts from the Agnew Meadows shuttle bus stop #1. Instead of crossing Agnew Meadow, the trail climbs partway up the east side of the canyon. There are magnificent views across the valley of the Minarets, Mount Ritter and Banner Peak as the trail contours along the slope to the headwaters of the San Joaquin River. Several trail junctions give options to travel to Summit Lake, Agnew Pass, Clark Lakes, or Badger Lakes. The High trail is also part of the Pacific Crest Trail. If you continue on the Pacific Crest Trail you will connect with the John Muir Trail near Thousand Island Lake.

Know Before You Go:

DOWNLOAD AREA MAP FOR THIS TRAIL:Click Here.

High Trail - PCT Area:

  • No campfires at Thousand Island Lake, Garnet, Ruby, Emerald Badger or Clark Lakes; and no campfires above 10,000 ft. look at USFS Webpage for campfire restriction maps.
  • Bear containers are required for storage of food and trash.
  • No Camping within 300 feet of the outflow of Thousand Island Lake or Garnet Lake.
  • All visitors to Reds Meadow Valley pay a transportation fee which allows use of the mandatory shuttle bus. Call Mammoth Lakes Welcome Center for more shuttle information. (760)924-5500.
  • Check the area map for the correct trail name. Trips going toward Shadow Creek or the River trail are a different reservation.
  • Ansel Adams Wilderness regulations apply.
  • Yosemite wilderness regulations apply if entering the National Park.
  • Deadline: Reservation will be canceled unless the permit pick up instructions are completed before the deadline. Instructions are in the confirmation letter.
  • Only the group leader or alternate leader may pick up the permit; the person picking up the permit must be going on the wilderness trip.
  • BE SURE YOUR DATES AND TRAIL ARE CORRECT - The entire group must start on the trail on the entry date listed. Reservations cannot be changed or transferred



USFS Webpage for: High Trail - PCT.


Exit Location: Mt. Whitney (Trailcrest Exit) - JM35


Exiting via Trail Crest allows you the option to hike to the summit of Mt Whitney and camp along the Mt Whitney trail as you finish your trip. All Mt. Whitney visitors are expected to pack-out their solid human waste. Pack-out kits are distributed with wilderness permits.

Know Before You Go:

DOWNLOAD AREA MAP FOR THIS TRAIL:Click Here.

All Mt. Whitney visitors are expected to pack

  • out their solid human waste (poop and paper). Pack
  • out kits are distributed with wilderness permits.
    • Special approval is required for commercial use. Stock is not allowed Trail Crest to Whitney Portal.
    • No Campfires. Be Bear Aware! There is a high level of bear activity in the Mt. Whitney area.
    • At the trailhead, all food and scented items must be removed from vehicles and stored in the bear proof lockers located in parking areas.
    • Put trash in bear proof trashcans at the trailhead.
    • Use bear
    • proof containers to store all food and refuse, there are no trees in this canyon suitable to hang food.
    • Deadline: Reservation will be canceled unless the permit pick up instructions are completed before the deadline. Instructions are in the confirmation letter.
    • Only the group leader or alternate leader may pick up the permit; the person picking up the permit must be going on the wilderness trip.
    • BE SURE YOUR DATES AND TRAIL ARE CORRECT - The entire group must start on the trail on the entry date listed. Reservations cannot be changed or transferred
    Safety Is Your Responsibility!

    None

  • Legend

    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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