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Movie Road/Alabama Hills

Very easy route through one of the most unique and beautiful places in California
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Difficulty: Easy
Length: 25 miles
Duration: Half day
Family Friendly

Overview :  Spend an hour or all day exploring rock formations so unique they’ve been used in famous movie sets for over 70 years. Enjoy... more »

Tips:  You have to hike to see the Alabama Hills Arch. From Highway 395, drive west 5.3 miles on paved Whitney Portal Road to hiking... more »

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Points of Interest

1. Start Here

From paved Whitney Portal Road, turn right on Movie Road. You enter an area called Movie Flat. Lots of side roads to explore. Spectacular scenery famous for being used in old western movies including Gene Autry Rock and the Lone Ranger Ambush Site. For detailed directions, pick up a free copy of the Movie Road Alabama Hills Driving Tour available ... More

2. Early Exit Point

You can exit here to the right on Moffat Ranch Road to get back to Highway 395. Left takes you back to Whitney Portal Road.

3. Whitney Portal Road

You return to paved Whitney Portal Road. Left returns to start. We recommend you turn right and climb towards Mt. Whitney. There's a beautiful area with parking, restroom, and waterfall and the entrance to famous Mount Whitney hiking trail. This trail is so popular that a permit is required to hike on the trail.

4. 4 Waterfall, Mount Whitney Hiking Trailhead

One of several parking areas featuring waterfall, picnic area, toilet and Mount Whitney Hiking Trailhead.