Generic selectors
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Post Type Selectors
Generic selectors
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Post Type Selectors

Movie Road, Alabama Hills

3 Reviews
Location Lone Pine, CA
Rating Easy,
Length 24.7mi
Time 2hrs.

Vehicle Types


More than 400 movies have been filmed here.

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.


Trail Ratings Defined

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.






High Point


Best Time To Go

May- September

Current Conditions

(760) 876-6222.Eastern Sierra Interagency Visitor Center in Lone Pine.

Check the Weather

No updates yet.

Provide an Update

Free GPS download


Rate this trail on a scale of 1 to 5.


Lauren B says

This trail is easy. And do-able for passenger cars with a decent ground clearance. The area has a fascinating history for movie buffs. The mountain views and rock formations are spectacular in every direction. We did this trail in mid-October and it was a comfortable temperature. I imagine that it gets quite hot in the summer.

Richard S says

Truly magnificent views -- outta this world (IMHO). Glad I drove it. Oh yeah, easy peasy drive - we saw a front drive Corolla hoofing it. :-)

Steve F says

Fairly easy drive, dirt and gravel. We drove it in a stock BMW with maybe 5" ground clearance; main issue was stiff run-flat tires going over tracked vehicle rutting. Lovely views.
by Webolutions Digitial Marketing Agency



Cancel Agree