High Sierra Trail

United States United States

Worth knowing

The High Sierra Trail runs for a length of 113 kilometers through Kalifornien in the United States.

The difficulty of the trail is rated as demanding and it usually takes 6 days to walk the High Sierra Trail.
Of course, how long it really takes for the trail depends on the experience and fitness of the hikers.

The drinking water supply is on the way a problem depending on the season.
Reliable water points are not always available, as these may have dried out.
You should definitely plan ahead and get informed here!

On the trail you are completely self-sufficient..
There are no grocery stores along the way, so you have to take all the food you need with you for the entire trail.

You can stay overnight in a tent/tarp.

Wild camping is allowed As always, leave behind no traces . Rubbish has to be taken away and nature has to be respected and protected!

Campfires are currently prohibited. However, this can change at any time.
Therefore, please be sure to pay attention to public notices and a possible risk of forest fires..
In addition, new fireplaces should never be built, but existing ones should be used.

Facts about High Sierra Trail

113 km
Elevation gain
4.900 m
Elevation loss
4.400 m
Highest Point
Mount Whitney / 4.421 m
Lowest Point
Crescent Meadow / 2.050 m
Round Trip?
Walk in both directions?
113 km
4.900 m
4.400 m
Mount Whitney
4.421 m
Crescent Meadow
2.050 m
You have the following accommodation options on the High Sierra Trail
  • in a tent/tarp
Solitude on the High Sierra Trail
Hardly any other people and you sleep in huts/tents with no contact to villages

The best time to hike the High Sierra Trail is:


Arrival to the High Sierra Trail

You will arrive via Fresno Yosemite International Airport.

You can get to Starting point via Bus / Taxi / Uber. Duration approx. 5 hours.

Departure from the High Sierra Trail

Departure is via Fresno Yosemite International Airport.

You can get to the airport per Bus / Taxi / Uber. Takes about 5 hours.

Map and elevation profile of the High Sierra Trail

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