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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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Wish we has spent more time wandering around

This was a very nice side trek off the main highway. Fantastic rock formations. Road is well laid out and does not requires 4-wheel drive unless yo want to go off the main road... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Danville. CA
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73 reviews 73 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

This was a very nice side trek off the main highway. Fantastic rock formations. Road is well laid out and does not requires 4-wheel drive unless yo want to go off the main road. Even then, lots of 5th wheel rigs and campers dot the landscape in nicely semi secluded locations. I wish I had read up more on this... More 

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Lone Pine, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

By far the best club sandwich you will find anywhere!Guaranteed you won't find one better!Homemade bread and freshly roasted turkey make this club a meal for 3-Breakfast is pretty awesome too!Not to forget about the homemade pies with crust better than grandma's yep I said that! The owner can cook ,they only negative thing about this place is that they... More 

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Sofia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

If you are in Lone Pine do not miss this place. One of the Earth’s oldest geological formations. They are a part of the Sierra Nevada mountains.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Very interesting rock formations. The movie studios used to use this location for filming westerns and various other movies due to the wonderful background views. The view of Mt. Whitney is awesome!

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Moran, Wyoming
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

I used to go to the Alabama Hills as a child and wonder where movies were filmed. The setting is clearly recognizable. BLM now has waysides below along the roadway, a map available at the Interagency Visitor Center (that identifies where some movies were filmed) and delineated hiking trails to some great geologic features and views. I think the area... More 

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Manteca, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We really loved this drive thru the Alabama Hills. Seeing where a lot of those old films were made was fun and then we drove on the the Portal of Mt Whitney. WE had a great day. Start out in Lone Pine at the Museum.. It is 5 dollars to get in, but worth the money.. A very fun place... More 

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

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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