"Alabama Hills" by Bureau of Land Management California , public domain
Map and Guide
Map and Guide of Alabama Hills Recreation and National Scenic Area (NSA) in California. Published by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).
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Don’t Crush the Brush Desert plants keep the soil healthy and provide homes and food for wildlife. While these plants are specially adapted for their environment, they can be destroyed easily if walked on or run over by a vehicle. Stick to designated trails and roads to keep your public lands healthy. The Bureau of Land Management and the Alabama Hills Stewardship Group care for this area with the U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management The Alabama Hills are a formation of rounded rocks and eroded hills set between the jagged peaks of the Sierra Nevada and the Owens Valley. The hills consist of nearly 30,000 acres of public land located west of Alabama Hills Recreation and National Scenic Area goal of keeping the hills in as close to a natural state Lone Pine that are managed by the Bureau of Land Management. In March 2019, Congress designated 18,610 acres of the Alabama Hills as a National Scenic Area. Care for and Enjoy the Alabama Hills The indigenous people of this valley still reside in this place where their ancestors have lived for thousands of years. They ask that you respect and care for this land. as possible for the enjoyment of present and future Do not disturb or destroy anything that you may find. generations. • Pack out all trash. There are no trash services. In the high desert environment, even natural items like orange In an Emergency peels take years to decompose. • Call 9-1-1 • Travel on existing roads and trails. Vegetation in this • Inyo County Sheriff (760) 878-0383 climate can take decades to recover when crushed by • Nearest hospital: Southern Inyo Hospital (760) 876-5501 501 East Locust Street, Lone Pine, CA off road driving or parking. The Alabama Hills is a small Recreation and National Scenic Area best suited for day use. Here are just a few things you can do: • Tour film sites. Explore the locations of over 400 movies that have been filmed here. • Take pictures. The Alabama Hills scenery has been an inspiration for photographers for decades. • Have an adventure. Hike, fish, rock climb, explore natural arches, mountain bike, ride horses, view the the number of vehicles, so that the great views are not wildflowers or find your own adventure. blocked. Overnight Use For More Information: If that isn’t an option, bury human waste in catholes 6 Bureau of Land Management Bishop Field Office 351 Pacu Lane, Suite 100 Bishop, CA 93514 (760) 872-5000 https://www.blm.gov/california camp. There are no restrooms in the hills. BLM/CA/GI-2015/007+8300+1115 REV 2019 Day Use • Camp in campgrounds. Using campgrounds reduces • Use the restroom in town or at nearby campgrounds. Subscribe to News.bytes, our weekly e-newsletter https://www.blm.gov/media/magazinesand-newsletters/california-newsbytes Tent site at Tuttle Creek Campground near sunset by Josh Hammari inches deep and 200 feet away from water, trails and • Have a great time. The Alabama Hills are a great place to explore natural wonders and experience your public lands. Tuttle Creek Campground, located within the National Scenic Area, offers more than 80 sites for affordable camping with spaces for tents, RVs, and trailers. The campground boasts views of Mt. Whitney, and has large campsites with plenty of space for longer vehicles. Drinking water and restrooms are available. Tuttle Creek runs through the campground, providing fishing and birding opportunities. Camping is also available at the Portagee Joe Campground just to the east of the Alabama Hills and the Lone Pine Campground on the Whitney Portal Road. Map & Guide Photographer capturing Mobius Arch by Jim Pickering, Cover photo of photographers by Bob Wick Camping in campgrounds helps maintain the area’s great scenery and recreational opportunities. City of Los Angeles Department of Water and Power lands in the area are open for day use only. y wa gh Hi Geology BLM Public Lands The rounded, oddly shaped contours of the Alabama of the Sierra Nevada. While both land forms consist of the same granitic rock, the fantastic shapes of the Private Lands hills were formed by a combination of natural chemical weathering and wind erosion. Maintained Road (suitable for passenger cars) er Man of Steel Campground Point of Interest bac Hog d kR Red-tailed hawk vie Mo Plants or at the Museum of Western Film History in Lone Pine. Lone Pine Film Festival. This festival features speakers, Scarlet milk-vetch Desert needlegrass Tuttle Creek Campground Confederate warship responsible for wreaking havoc during the Civil War. Prospectors sympathetic to the Confederate cause named their mining claims after the Alabama and eventually the name stuck. Alabama Hills with Mt. Whitney in the distance by David Kirk d oa sR The hills were named after the C.S.S. Alabama, a ow Inyo National Forest Film History Museum Lone Pine Reservation 136 Visitor Center ead crews, benefiting the local economy. Gunga Din Temple Site Barrel cactus Portagee Joe Campground Whitney Portal Road Horseshoe M Lone Pine Campground Each October, the community of Lone Pine hosts the Lone Pine Information Kiosk ad Ro Find a copy of the Movie Road Touring Brochure online the Alabama Hills. The area continues to attract film 1872 Earthquake Fault Scarp Townsend’s big-eared bat Tuttle Creek Road Chuckwalla lizard Iron Man Inset map on reverse on location in the Alabama Hills. During 1993, portions actors and bus tours that showcase movies filmed in WD Riv Wildlife 1990 Sci-Fi classic Tremors was filmed almost entirely were filmed in the Alabama Hills. Technical 4 Movie Site Information West Was Won were filmed along Movie Flat Road. The Generations, Gladiator, Iron Man, and Django Unchained Chicken Ranch (Moffat Ranch Road Area) O w e ns The Corridors Classics such as Gunga Din, Yellow Sky, and How the of Maverick were filmed here. More recently, Star Trek 395 uct s Aqued ngele sA Autry, and the Lone Ranger, shot it out with outlaws. Eye of the Alabama 2 Miles Lo Movie stars such as Tom Mix, Hopalong Cassidy, Gene d hR nc a tR fa of Geologic Feature/Arch Mobius Arch 1 WD ical 4 Trail Beginning in 1920, Hollywood filmmakers began to take Since then, over 400 movies have been filmed here. Te ch n Multi-Use Trail Film & Television an interest in the Alabama Hills for its natural scenery. M Unmaintained Road Photo from The Lawless Range courtesy of Beverly and Jim Rogers Museum of Western Film History 0.5 5 39 Los Angeles Department of Water and Power Lands Hills form a sharp contrast to the glacially carved ridges 0 450 0 4800 0 500 4500 • Creating new roads and trails harms the landscape and is illegal. 00 52 Alabama Hills 46 Ro ad 00 0 460 480 M ov ie 0 • Spring and fall are the most 440 0 popular seasons. 00 49 5000 • Be sure to bring plenty of water. • Remember to leave plants, rocks, and artifacts ad you found them for others to discover. 4800 00 Eye of the Alabama Los Angeles Department of Water and Power Lands Have a great time! 4900 4800 BLM Public Lands • Most roads in this area are unpaved and require 4-wheel drive. 4500 Recreation and National Scenic Area 50 43 4 00 40 and trails. • Travel on existing roads 0 Don’t park on vegetation 5100 4700 Travel Tips 4600 00 U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management 42 To Moffat Ranch Road 4900 and U.S. 395 (6 miles) Mobius Arch Maintained Road (suitable for passenger cars) 44 00 nical 4W ch Geologic Feature/Arch 45 Bowling Ball and Pins The Loaf Rock Climbing Area vie Mo 4900 Tall Wall Corridors Parking 4900 51 00 480 4600 5000 D 4W Motor Bike Trail 52 00 Parking Paul’s Paradise D Tech nical 4W 4600 Lone Ranger Canyon Technical 4WD Arastra (Yellow Sky) 55 00 0 Cattle Pocket 00 0 0 530 0 54 00 56 Seven Men from Now 00 48 Django Unchained 00 47 0 440 430 5500 1 Mile 46 4500 Bicycle Trail 4500 0 Horseback Riding ad Ro Hiking/Trailhead N 0 00 00 How the West Was Won Movie Site 46 0 46 00 Te nical Tech 0 Arch Loop Trailhead 43 Tremors 5200 1.5 Mile D 540 Multi-Use Trail Trail 2 Miles Gunga Din Bridge Site Unmaintained Road 5300 46 00 Private Lands 5700 4200 0 0.5 430 and 0 1 Miles No Camping No Campfires 0.5 Mile Shark’s Fin Roa d and and Start Mile 0 No Campfires and No Campfires 00 4900 46 00 46 No Camping and To Tuttle Creek Campground (1.6 miles) No Campfires 4500 4400 4400 4400 00 43 51 No warranty is made by the Bureau of Land Management. The accuracy, reliability or completeness of these data for individual use or aggregate use with other data is not guaranteed. 00 No Camping 4700 To Lone Pine (2.7 miles) & Portagee Joe Campground (2.4 miles) Whitney Portal Road 00 No Campfires 45 Pine Creek L on e No Camping Horseshoe Meadows Road To Whitney Portal (9 miles) & Lone Pine Campground (4.4 miles) No Camping Mov ie