Alabama Hills, Lone Pine

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With their stark and rugged beauty, Alabama Hills quintessentially represent the Wild West--so much so that a number of cowboy television shows and movies have been filmed here. These hills constitute part of the Sierra Nevada, though they are much more rounded and not quite as high as most of the range's peaks. Hike or climb the impressive formations to discover colorful wildflowers and surreal natural arches. Be sure to bring your camera and wear sensible walking gear. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Alabama Hills by using our Lone Pine trip planner .
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  • Alabama Hills is a premiere Hollywood Movie and Commercial Location. Many movies have been filmed here as early as the early 20's, with such as Gunga Din (1939), and Django Unchained (2012), where dir...  more »
  • I wound up in the Alabama Hills by tripadvisor's own statement. I was staying in Lone Pine and only had a morning free to then move on. Drive, I decided to meet this location with my dad, because it seemed to be the closest to us once we had a shorter timeframe. It was the best random choice possible!!! At the entrance of the road you have an absurd vision of the mountains with the city ahead, it's wonderful! As we enter the path, the rocky formations are incredible, including location where were recorded countless western movies (counting cards.) However, we walked a few more kilometres after we move the rocks and we came across a small neighborhood in the midst of all that nature. We parked and walked there in stumbling upon a landscape of mountains with snow to the bottom that is breathtaking, I was stunned with the mixture of grey and white mountains with the yellow of the field ahead (we were in the fall.) Worth a visit even more by MUITOOOO be near Lone Pine.
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  • Rin Tin Tin and John Wayne eluded us that day. So did Gunga Din and Hop Along Cassidy. This is a giant film set that continues to be used for major films. On top of that it is a spectacular collection...  more »
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  • Amazing place for adventure, free camping, and a lot of history. Movie Flat road and the tributary dirt roads are great for off road adventure. So many places to camp under the stars. And a lot of movie history from the old cowboy days of film. Nevertheless, there are a lot of arches all over the area. Night photography is great during the weekdays, weekends gets crowded. Nice and popular camp areas are often taken. But, there are pay for camp sites up Whitney Portal Rd.
  • Awesome place. I stayed at Mt Whitney Motel, right on Whitney Portal Road, which made it super easy to get here, only 10 minutes. I didn't have a chance to stop by visitor center to get a map. Big mistake! Anyway, I was able to get to the trail and the view is amazing. Without the maps, I was unable to hike too far since it was getting dark. I have to take 1 star off because there is a kind of small insect that kept flying around my face, and there were a lot of them here tho. Good thing I had sunblock on so they did not try to land on my face. My dad was not that lucky. He did not use sunblock, so he spent most of the time here to fight against them. Also, I missed Brenda on the way in, and when I got back out, it was too dark to take a photo with her. I'll see her next time then.
  • Beautiful spot right off of 395. The spirit of the rocks gives you comfort while mountains peer over.
  • Great boondocking location. Some spots have LTE and some have no cell signal.
  • This place is amazing! We stayed the night here, (tons of people camp here) you could see the camp fires all over the place, it looked awesome with the fires reflecting on the huge rocks. Real life caveman tv. We hiked all over, the Mobius arch trail loop, very easy hiking for very rewarding views. You could even climb some of the bigger rocks and wow, the views of Mt Whitney are incredible. We will definitely be going back. Recommend this place to anyone and everyone. Bring the kids and let them run around and climb.
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