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Cool hills real close to Mount Whitney

My brother and I went to Alabama hills both for a real steep drive and a pretty cool but short... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Beautiful scenery, but....

We spent almost a week camping here. The camping sites are scattered and kept tidy, for the most... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Located near Lone Pine, these hills form the gateway to Mount Whitney, and are a favorite location for movies and television.
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My brother and I went to Alabama hills both for a real steep drive and a pretty cool but short hike. Loved them both

Thank Freddylasvegas
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent almost a week camping here. The camping sites are scattered and kept tidy, for the most part. Hiking through the rocks was delightful. Everywhere you look there's another stunning vista. We drove up to the Whitney Portal area and up to Horse Meadows;...More

Thank Trivian
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Anyone brought up on the Lone Ranger, Gene Autry, Roy Rogers and Dale Evans will want to experience the short, circuit drive through the Alabama Hills, where you fairly expect to see a stage coach and cowboys and Indians around the next boulder!

Thank CGK101
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an extremely interesting area. Many movies have been filmed here since the 1920's. If you are in the area, this should be on your to do list. The rock formations are very unique. Make sure you check out the Mobius Arch

Thank Rick G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After visiting the Museum of Western Film History (highly recommended) we got a map and took a drive into the Alabama Hills, west of town. We had been excited at the idea of viewing movie locations, but the fact of the matter is that although...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Driving along Movie Road, you will see many movie locations, some with identifying plaques. The rock formations make this area perfect for films and being in nature. Next visit, I will spend more time and do some hiking, especially to the arch formations.

Thank hotspringqueen
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a docent-led tour with Chris. He was a wealth of knowledge about the local area, as well as the film industry, having lived locally for 46 years. Beautiful rock formations used for numerous Western movies. After his tour, we went back in our own...More

Thank SMGrandma
Reviewed 11 October 2018

We had no idea what we were driving into. The formations and views are well worth the trip - especially with Mt McKinley in the background. The trail to Mobius Arch needs to be clearer, but we were able to find it.

Thank 6camaro7
Reviewed 10 October 2018

Alabama Hills is fun to cruise around! We enjoyed hiking on the arches loop trail and driving through movie road. We even drove up to the Mt Whitney trailhead and enjoyed the waterfall right by the parking lot!

Thank Mindi B
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

The Alabama’s Hills is an amazing place to visit because it’s so different . They have amazing rock formations. You have to take different roads to explore areas. We went there with a guide from the Lone Pine Festival that happens every year. There were...More

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Diane D
30 April 2018|
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Response from StevenOfCA | Reviewed this property |
There are several sources of "tours" or "circle drives" proffered by different sources. For example, the suggested tour offered by the Dow Villa is a driving tour that begins on Mt Whitney Road near Movie road and loops... More
16 April 2018|
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Response from theoldfarmerswife | Reviewed this property |
We drive a Chevy 3500 extended cab dually & pull a 26’ 5th Wheel. We found several spots we could’ve camped. We chose to go higher up, so did camp there
10 November 2016|
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Response from gdncd | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can access this with cars, but be wise, as there are some roads that are not really made for normal non-4-wheel drive cars. I think it is pretty clear which ones will work for your car.