Area Information

Mt Whitney and the Sierra

Mount Whitney is the tallest mountain in the contiguous United States and the Sierra Nevada, with an elevation of 14,505 feet. Whether you are seeking a one-day hiking challenge, an overnight ascent or beginning the trek of your dreams, climbing Mt. Whitney is sure to be a memorable experience.
For permits check out:
Hiker message boards.

Whitney Portal

The Whitney Portal is 13 miles west of Lone Pine, CA, at the end of Whitney Portal Road. It is in a heavily wooded canyon, with towering granite cliffs on either side. The area includes 3 campgrounds, a picnic area, a waterfall, fishing pond and a stream. The Portal Store makes awesome pancakes, burgers and fries and sells t-shirts and other Mt Whitney souvenires.

Alabama Hills

  • 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 wildflowers, or find your own adventure.

The hills are located west of Lone Pine and are managed by the Bureau of Land Management.

Mt Whitney Golf Club

The Mt. Whitney Golf Club is nestled between the Sierra Nevada and Inyo Mountains. It offers spectacular views as well as a tranquil setting. With fast greens and a friendly staff you'll have an unforgettable experience. No tee times required.

Manzanar National Historic Site

One Camp, Ten Thousand Lives; One Camp, Ten Thousand Stories
In 1942, the United States government ordered more than 110,000 men, women, and children to leave their homes and detained them in remote, military-style camps. Manzanar War Relocation Center was one of ten camps where Japanese American citizens and resident Japanese aliens were incarcerated during World War II. To plan your visit see:

Death Valley National Park

Some like it hot-very hot!
Death Valley National park is the hottest, driest and lowest National Park. Located in the southeast corner of Inyo County, from the magical burst of wildflower blooms in spring to the allure of ghost towns, historic mining operations, wildlife, and raw natural beauty, Death Valley National Park offers something for everyone. Another favorite place of mine is Furnace Creek Golf Course., the lowest golf course on earth!

Other Helpful links

Lone Pine Chamber of Commerce
Inyo County
Eastern Sierra travel sites