Movie Road, Alabama Hills

Total Miles
21.0

Elevation

2,553.46 ft

Duration

2 Hours

Technical Rating

2

Easy

Best Time

Summer

Trail Overview

This scenic loop takes you down the center of Movie Flat, then part way up Mount Whitney to a beautiful picnic area and water falls. We recommend you take a self-guided auto tour on a network of dirt side roads through Movie Flat (see detail map). See unusual rock formations and unique arches; many have been famous backdrops in western movies. "Movie Road Self-Guided Tour" booklet available at Chamber of Commerce and Film History Museum in Lone Pine. Also available as PDF online.

Photos of Movie Road, Alabama Hills

Movie Road, Alabama Hills
Movie Road, Alabama Hills
Movie Road, Alabama Hills

Difficulty

Easy. Main route is mix of graded dirt roads and pavement. Roads through Movie Flat are tight and narrow in spots with a few small hills. No real 4-wheel-drive challenges anywhere.

Technical Rating

2

Status Reports

Branden Gabel
Mar 30, 2024
Open
Normal
Dusty
Washboard
Trail was clear, few people driving, great weather with minimal wind. This is a very simple loop that you can start by the Whitney portal (which is closed due to weather). You can easily drive in 2WD
Niels Joubert
Oct 02, 2023
4x4
Open
Alan Denis
Sep 25, 2023
2017 Mercedes Sprinter
Obstructed
Mike Miller
Jul 27, 2023
4x4
Temporarily Closed
Posted Sign

Access Description

Head west on Whitney Portal Road from Hwy. 395 at the light in the center of Lone Pine. Turn right after 2.7 miles on Movie Road.

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