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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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a fun discovery

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

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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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
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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11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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Camp Connell, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

East access, beauty, and good for walking, hiking, mountain bikes or cars. And they allow camping. The geology alone is worth a look. It appears you need a campfire permit which can be picked up at the local ranger station. The hills sit outside Lone Pine just under the tallest mountain in the Sierra Nevada.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Wonderful, enchanting, took lots of pics. There is an easy little trail upto the arch that the kids will love. Pack lunch and do the drive if you have a high clearance vehicle.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We spent the day looking around the area. After visiting the movie museum and discovering the history of the Alabama hills we went to see them with camera gear loaded. This is a must see if you have any love for western movies and tv shows. From Tom Mix to John Wayne they have filed there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

The combination of desert granite of the Alabama Hills with the immediate views of the High Sierra peaks is just awe-inspiring.

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Elgin, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Having grown up with The Lone Ranger and Tonto it was great to see where they filmed a lot of the scenes took me back to the 60's Drive out on Movie road.

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