The Southern Sierra High Route

About the Route

This is an off trail route that parallels the JMT/PCT through the southern section of the Sierra Nevada including Center Basin, Wright Lakes Basin, the Mt. Whitney Zone, and Miter Basin. The route starts at Bishop Pass Trailhead and ends at the Cottonwood Lakes Trailhead. Adventure Alan created this route as an addition to Steve Roper's original Sierra High Route. Alan Dixon has a ton of information on his website to help guide an hiker excited to walk the Southern Sierra High Route. Just as with the Sierra High Route - this hike requires dialed navigation skills as well as previous experience in the backcountry with off trail travel. In contrast to some other routes highlighted on our site, this route stays on more established trails for longer sections.

Wright Lakes Basin, Sierra Nevada, Southern Sierra High Route

Photos

Strolling through Wright Lakes Basin in the evening. Wonderful walking in this grassy Basin.