Spend an hour or all day exploring rock formations so unique they’ve been used in famous movie sets for over 70 years. Enjoy... more » breathtaking scenery enroute to a hiking trailhead that goes to the top of 14,495-ft. Mount Whitney (hiking permit required). Only main roads are described here; for maximum fun, you’ll want to explore dozens of side roads to movie sites in the Movie Flat Area. For detailed directions, pick up a free copy of the Movie Road Alabama Hills Driving Tour available at the Eastern Sierra Interagency Visitor Center south of Lone Pine. For a complete movie history, we highly recommend Dave Holland’s pictoral guide, On Location in Lone Pine. To see Alabama Hills Arch, get directions at visitor center for one-hour, round-trip hike. Inyo National Forest. Call the visitor center at (760) 876-6222.
Easy. Main roads are well graded. Spaghetti-like network of side roads is compacted sand, narrow in places and suitable for cars when dry.
This trail is one of 100 trails from the book, Guide to California Backroads & 4-Wheel Drive Trails, by Charles Wells & Matt Peterson, and is available at www.funtreks.com. less «