Trail Crest

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Trail Crest on Mount Whitney trail.jpg

Trail Crest[1] is a mountain trail pass on the Mount Whitney Trail that crosses the Sierra Crest. East of the pass are 97 switchbacks leading down to Trail Camp in Inyo National Forest. West of the pass is Sequoia National Park and the trail leading 2 miles (3.2 km) north to the summit of Mount Whitney.[2]

Trail Crest, at an elevation of 13,645 feet (4,159 m), is the highest trail pass in the United States.[3]


  1. ^ "Trail Crest". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2014-06-01. 
  2. ^ Winnett, Thomas; Winnett, Jason; Morey, Kathy; Haber, Lyn (1993). Sierra South: 100 Back-country Trips in California's Sierra (6th ed.). Wilderness Press. p. 219. ISBN 0-89997-162-8. 
  3. ^ Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey.

Coordinates: 36°33′33″N 118°17′29″W / 36.5591°N 118.2914°W / 36.5591; -118.2914