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Tawny Point

Tawny Point

Tawny Point

Page Type: Mountain/Rock

Location: California, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 36.62820°N / 118.37511°W

Object Title: Tawny Point

Activities: Hiking

Season: Summer

Elevation: 12332 ft / 3759 m


Page By: Sierra Ledge Rat

Created/Edited: Aug 8, 2009 / Sep 28, 2016

Object ID: 538469

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Tawny Point (12,332 feet)
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
Sierra Nevada, California

Tawny Point is a fairly insignifcant hump just west of the Sierra Crest, north of Mount Whitney and south of Tyndall. It is class I from all directions. So why does such an insignificant hump deserve its own page on Summit Post? Because of the magnificent view!

Tawny Point has one of the best panoramic views of any summit the entire Sierra Nevada.

The magnificent panorama from the summit of Tawny Point
Looking across the Kern Basin toward the Great Western Divide

Getting There

Tawny Point rises above the John Muir Trail near the Bighorn Plateau. There is no easy way to get there. I would guess that most people pass by Tawny Point on their way to Mount Whitney via Shepherd Pass, or during a hike down the John Muir Trail from Forester Pass.


Take your pick. Class I from all directions.


There is plenty of excellent camping at a "no name" lake on Bighorn Plateau.

External Links


Panorama from Tawney PointBighorn PlateauCamping at "no name" lakeview east from the JMT near Bighorn Plateau