Self Guided Tours
Below are a few suggested tours to enable you to enjoy your stay in our area.
Lone Pine Town Area - 1 hour to 1/2 Day. Approx. 3 miles
Roadside Heritage Explore the Eastern Sierra. As Highway 395 winds its way along the eastern edge of the Eastern Sierra, you will encounter a diverse natural and cultural landscape. Here you can explore and listen to our interactive maps or view our videos.
Adobe Wall Remnant (In the alley behind La Florista florist shop on Main St.). The only remaining wall from the pre-1870 town destroyed in an earthquake.
Movie Star Signatures (Inside the Indian Trading Post on Main St.). When they were in town for location filming, dozens of actors carved their names in the shop's front door frame.
Lone Pine Park (on Main Street) has an inviting stream side picnic area and a wonderful playground.
Old Cemeteries from early Owens Valley days are located on West Inyo Street (on the Paiute Indian Reservation), on Depot Road and Lone Pine Cemetery on Highway 395 north of town.
Owens River (east 1/4 mile), warm water fishery all year, native flora and fauna including tule elk reserve and grazing areas.
Cruising the Lakes - 1 hour to 1/2 Day. Approx. 3 miles
The Interagency Visitor Center (1 1/2 miles south of Lone Pine at the junction of Highways 395 and 136 -- a must stop). Provides information about Sierra Lakes and seasonal road and trail conditions and offers displays, maps and books about the Owens Valley and the Eastern Sierra.
Mount Whitney Golf Club (south 1/4 mile). A relaxing pond lies near the first tee of this scenic 9-hole golf course.
Diaz Lake (south 1 mile). Offers fishing, boating, water sports and camping. It also has picnic and playground areas.
Owens Dry Lake (2 miles south). Called "Pacheta" by local Paiute Indians, a vast dry lakebed over which steamships once hauled bullion bars, now one of the worlds largest deposits of sodium silicates
Owens Lake Ponds (approx. 6 miles south, turn east toward dry lake). Freshwater springs excellent for bird watching in season.
Alabama Hills Rambles - 1 hour to 1/2 Day. Approx. 17 miles.
Movie Road (Northern Loop -- 2 1/2 miles west of Lone Pine, turn north at street sign). Flanked by a spectacular, low range or weathered, rocky hills named the Alabama Hills after a Civil War Battleship, with a striking desert flower display in the spring.
Movie Plaque (corner of Movie and Whitney Portal roads). Commemorating the many movies filmed in the nearby hills.
Roy Rogers Movie Flats (north 1/4 mile. A photogenic area where hundreds of westerns and other movies were filmed.
Lone Ranger Canyon (north 1/4 mile, turn east). Another of the area's many popular movie location sites, where scenes for the Lone Ranger were filmed.
Moonscape Views (2 1/4 miles north - Southern Loop)
Gunga Din Canyon (turn south on Horseshoe Meadow Road, 1 mile). The classic 1939 film used locations in the first canyon to the east for filming.
Tuttle Creek (south 3 miles). A campground and fishing spot (during season).
The Needles Formation (2 miles southeast), a sharp spine of rocks north of the housing area.
Tuttle Creek Canyon Road, a scenic paved road leading down the canyon back to Lone Pine.
Sierra High Mountain Tours - Not accessible in Winter. 2 hours to 1/2 day min., approx. 40 miles.
Lone Pine Creek Canyon and Camps (from 1/2 mile west of lone Pine to 12 miles up into the Sierra). Campgrounds, excellent rainbow trout fishing during the season.
Whitney Portals. Panoramic views and granite cliffs at the 8360 foot high trailhead into the backcountry and John Muir Trail. At the road end are a fishing pond and stream surrounded by pines, nearby waterfalls, campground, and during the summer, a cafe/store.
Mt. Whitney at 14.497.61 feet is the highest point in the contiguous U.S.
Golden Trout Route
Horseshoe Meadow (21 miles up, an hours drive to the road end). A scenic drive to 9,700 foot high summer fishing streams, campgrounds, a pack station and trailhead to the Cottonwood Lakes source of native golden trout, also a world record launch for hang gliders at Walt's point.
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