Alabama Hills

Lone Pine, California 93545

Alabama Hills

Alabama Hills Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"This trip is an adventure in hunting natural rock arches hidden in the rocky hinterland of the Alabama Hills. Off-trail exploration is encouraged among the rocks, where there are excellent views of the Sierra Nevada.

Making your way south through the Sierra Nevada, you travel through a world of soaring alpine mountains. As you reach the southern section of the range, the great deserts of Southern California make their presence felt."

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"This out-and-back cross-country hike through the striking Alabama Hills visits a natural arch, with superlative views of the Whitney Crest. One of the most dramatic scenes in the western United States is the view of the Sierra Crest from the Alabama Hills. The mountains—including Mount Whitney, highest in the continental United States—rise nearly 2 vertical miles above the fantastically weathered hills at their base."
California Desert Byways (Wilderness Press)
Tony Huegel
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"The Alabama Hills are a jumbled expanse of huge, rounded, honey-brown granite boulders with one of the region’s most spectacular backdrops: the peaks of the Muir Crest, which culminate at 14,495-foot Mt. Whitney, the highest point in the contiguous states. The Alabama Hills have been a favorite stage for moviemakers and advertisers since the 1920s. They also are a favorite venue for photography and rock climbing. Wildflowers add to this convenient drive during the first two weeks or so of May."

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It's a short and simple trail, but very scenic -- especially in the fall and winter.

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Trail Information

Lone Pine
Nearby City
Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
0.7-1.3 miles
Several options
Trail Type
Skill Level
Bishop Field Office, 351 Pacu Ln., Suite 100, Bishop 93514 (760) 872-5000
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