Alabama Hills

Bureau of Land Management, California.

Overview

The Alabama Hills are a formation of rounded rocks and eroded hills set between the jagged peaks of the Sierra Nevada and the geologically complex Inyo Mountains. Both geologic features were shaped by the same uplifting occurring 100 million years ago.

Visitors enjoy touring film sites, photography, rock climbing, exploring natural arches, and viewing the swaths of wildflowers that bloom every spring. Horseback riding and mountain biking are popular activities.

Please visit the Alabama Hills National Scenic Area page for more information.

Camping

The best place to camp when you visit the Alabama Hills is at the nearby campgrounds, all within a few miles of Movie Road. This includes the BLM Tuttle Creek Campground (https://www.blm.gov/visit/tuttle-creek-campground-0), the Inyo National Forest Lone Pine Campground (https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/inyo/recarea/?recid=20686) and the Inyo County Portuguese Joe campground (https://www.inyocounty.us/services/parks-recreation/portuguese-joe). 

Camping outside of developed campgrounds in the Alabama Hills will be limited to areas shown on this map and marked with a campsite marker.  To control human waste, six porta potties have been placed in the Alabama Hills. Please either use these restrooms or pack out your solid human waste using a portable waste system (RV toilet, wag bag, etc.).

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Nearby Activities


Directions

Take Hwy 395 to Lone Pine. Turn west at the stoplight onto Whitney Portal Road, drive 2.5 miles to Movie Road, turn right.

Additional Information

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