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Address: Lone Pine, CA
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Description: Located near Lone Pine, these hills form the gateway to Mount Whitney, and...
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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If you're camping .... this may be just up your alley! Most of the area in the Hills is BLM with dispersed camping. So ... it's free! There are dozens and dozens of small dirt... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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Victoria, Canada
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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

If you're camping .... this may be just up your alley! Most of the area in the Hills is BLM with dispersed camping. So ... it's free! There are dozens and dozens of small dirt roads leading off of Movie Road - probably all put there by the countless movies/tv shows shot in the area - so there's no shortage... More 

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Guerneville, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Lots of Western movies were made in the Alabama Hills because of the wonderful rock formations, hills and gorgeous mountain backgrounds. Take the drive up the steep road to Whitney Portal. You'll be rewarded with amazing views...not for those afraid of heights, though.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

A beautiful setting for sunrise shots of the Sierra Nevada as a backdrop. And only a short drive from Lone Pine too...

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Baywood Park, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Do not drive through Lone Pine without exploring the Alabama Hills. One of the most spectacular rock formations around, many of which you may recognize from movies. Many early westerns were filmed in the Alabamas. "Gunga Din", Hopalong Cassidy and the Duke all graced those hiills as well as the giant worms from "Tremors".

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

I had an afternoon to kill in Lone Pine and was directed to this area as an option for hiking. Wide open area with a few identified trails. I just did a short loop, but had an enjoyable hike. The area is high desert, with lots of boulders - I have to imagine that rock climbers migrate to this place.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We found ourselves with some time for exploration in Lone Pine, CA. The Alabama Hills were calling! Such interesting geological structures. Fun hikes to take. Neat boulders to climb on. Loved it!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015 via mobile

what a great place to visit. Can drive around for hours round the hills great fun. And the view of the mountains are beautiful. Been here many times and always enjoy t.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The hills themselves are not beautiful, but for those interested in the shooting locations of many westerns and a few sci-fis, it is a nice drive. In March with great spring weather, the temperature was perfect.

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Simi Valley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

After spending the night in Lone Pine my husband & I ventured into the Alabama Hills. There are a tone of roads you can drive on thru the area & it is quite scenic. Spent a few hours cruising around seeing the sights.

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

This area has been used in literally hundreds of films ranging from the early 1920s right through to modern times and include such films and TV programmes as Westerns, Star Trek, Star Wars, Gladiator - in fact anything that requires rugged scenery, weird and strange rock formations, desert or an alien style landscape. The main road through the hills is... More 

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