Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Alabama Hills Lone Pine California

Heart Arch Alabama Hills California

Mobius Arch Alabama Hills California

 The Alabama Hills are located about two miles off highway 395 near the town of Lone Pine, California. Over the years these prehistoric rock formations have been the back drop for hundreds of movies. One of the most visited places in the Alabama Hills is Mobius arch. The arch is reached by taking Movie Flat road, an unpaved but fairly smooth dirt track. Drive 2.5 miles west on Whitney Portal Road. Turn right on Movie Flat road and go approximately 2 miles to where the road forks. Take the right fork and turn into the parking area. The trail is marked with rocks and its a very easy hike to the arch. From the parking lot you can also view Heart Arch which has a opening in the arch that is heart shaped. Movie Flat road goes on for mile through the Alabama hills with spectacular views at every turn. Next time you travel through the Owens Valley take time and visit the Alabama Hills, you will not be disappointed.