Mount Whitney From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Elevation 14,505 ft (4,421 m) NAVD 88 U.S. state high point Location Sequoia National Park / Inyo National Forest, California, U.S. Range Sierra Nevada Coordinates 36°34′43″N 118°17′31″WCoordinates: 36°34′43″N 118°17′31″W Age of rock Cretaceous Climbing First ascent August 18, 1873 by Charles Begole, Albert Johnson, and John Lucas Easiest route Mount Whitney Trail (class 1) Mount Whitney is the highest summit in the contiguous United States and the Sierra Nevada, with an elevation of 14,505 feet (4,421 m). It is on the boundary between California's Inyo and Tulare counties, 84.6 miles (136.2 km) west-northwest of the lowest point in North America at Badwater in Death Valley National Park at 282 ft (86 m) below sea level. The west slope of the mountain is in Sequoia National Park and the summit is the southern terminus of the John Muir Trail which runs 211.9 mi (341.0 km) from Happy Isles in Yosemite Valley. The east slope is in the Inyo National Forest in Inyo County.
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