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Alabama Hills

Lone Pine, CA
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Ranked #1 of 5 attractions in Lone Pine
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains
Description: 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

This is a great scenic drive among some neat looking rock formations, especially on the motorcycle. Lots of Western movie buff history here too.

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Thoiry, France
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69 reviews 69 reviews
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

I had driven by this area many times when I did a lot of mountain climbing in the Sierras since it is on the road to Whitney Portal. However, I never stopped and explored until this trip. Our group of 5 had 3 photography enthusiasts so they were thrilled by the unusual and sometime wild rock formations. We took a... More

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Dana Point, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We love exploring in the Alabama Hills. Driving down the fun dirt roads, scrambling on the boulders, taking in the view of Mt. Whitney and the eastern Sierra. Makes for a fun family outing!

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Solvang, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

My dad & I did the road loop car trip around the Alabama Hills to look at the amazing rock formations. We also took a quick detour and went up to the portal. Great views from the portal.

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Los Angeles, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Spend an hour or all day exploring rock formations so unique they’ve been used in famous movie sets for over 70 years. Enjoy breathtaking scenery enroute to a hiking trailhead that goes to the top of 14,495-ft. Mount Whitney

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loomis ca
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72 attraction reviews
175 helpful votes 175 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Drive yourself on the 30 plus minute loop just outside of town. Very interesting rock formations off of Tuttle Drive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Loved the scenery around here and spent a couple of hours driving around. Good movie history and unusual rock formations

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Lomita, California
17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Seeing the rock and boulder formations in the Alabama Hills is a very interesting drive. There is not any markers indicating what happened at different locations so it is just a pleasant drive thru the varied landscape.

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San Diego, CA
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

As many times as I have passed through Lone Pine, I never thought to turn off 395. We just happened to see this fantastic photograph that had been taken in the area of Mt. Whitney through some rocks. I had heard a little about the western film museum, but just hadn't considered stopping to take a look. Ironically, I had... More

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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I always take a little time to visit the hills as I pass through Lone Pine. Old timers and some youth will remember seeing these hills in the old Saturday matinee movies. I like to use a guide book to look at various locations too see what movies were made there. I enjoy remembering these sites when I watch old... More

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