Lone Pine Guidebook

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Lone Pine Guidebook

Sightseeing

Located on the east side of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Mt. Whitney is the highest peak in the continental United States. This is a "must do" for any serious hiker. With the peak being 14, 505 ft. (4,421 meters.) it is quite the sight and well worth the challenge. Hiking Mt. Whitney can only be hiked between May 1st, and November 1st. Hiking the mountain requires a permit. You can fill out an application to for the "lottery" to hike Mt. Whitney online. Applications are accepted February 1 through March 15. This lovely picture was taken during sunrise, in the backyard of our park
Mount Whitney
Located on the east side of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Mt. Whitney is the highest peak in the continental United States. This is a "must do" for any serious hiker. With the peak being 14, 505 ft. (4,421 meters.) it is quite the sight and well worth the challenge. Hiking Mt. Whitney can only be hiked between May 1st, and November 1st. Hiking the mountain requires a permit. You can fill out an application to for the "lottery" to hike Mt. Whitney online. Applications are accepted February 1 through March 15. This lovely picture was taken during sunrise, in the backyard of our park
An 80 acre lake just 3 miles south of Lone pine on the U.S 395. Diaz Lake is great for fishing, day hikes, swimming, water skiing, picnicking, boating, grilling and any other family friendly activities you can think of. There are even Fire Rings, Tables, and Restrooms located around the lake.
Diaz Lake
An 80 acre lake just 3 miles south of Lone pine on the U.S 395. Diaz Lake is great for fishing, day hikes, swimming, water skiing, picnicking, boating, grilling and any other family friendly activities you can think of. There are even Fire Rings, Tables, and Restrooms located around the lake.
Walk and enjoy the restored Owens River; lots of birds, fishing possible, amazing views of the mountains from the center of the valley!
Owens River
Walk and enjoy the restored Owens River; lots of birds, fishing possible, amazing views of the mountains from the center of the valley!
Start out early since everywhere is a ways in Death Valley. Stop at the Visitor’s Center just north of the Lone Pine Mobile Oasis and pick up all your needed information and maps. There are many spots of interest. If you hike to Mosaic Canyon just know that the real good stuff is in the first ½ mile and unless you just feel like hiking there isn’t much a few miles up except a dead end. BRING WATER and FOOD!!! And make sure your car is running well. Some of the dirt roads are very long in the valley so make sure you have the right vehicle of else you will be calling Miller’s Towing for a very expensive tow.
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Death Valley-þjóðgarðurinn
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Start out early since everywhere is a ways in Death Valley. Stop at the Visitor’s Center just north of the Lone Pine Mobile Oasis and pick up all your needed information and maps. There are many spots of interest. If you hike to Mosaic Canyon just know that the real good stuff is in the first ½ mile and unless you just feel like hiking there isn’t much a few miles up except a dead end. BRING WATER and FOOD!!! And make sure your car is running well. Some of the dirt roads are very long in the valley so make sure you have the right vehicle of else you will be calling Miller’s Towing for a very expensive tow.
1 Golden Trout Circle, Independence, CA 760878-2272 Volunteers man this beautiful hatchery once funded by the state of California. Call for openings, but even when closed the location with beautiful pond and fish you can feed is an ideal location for a shady picnic.
Mt. Whitney Fish Hatchery
1 Golden Trout Circle, Independence, CA 760878-2272 Volunteers man this beautiful hatchery once funded by the state of California. Call for openings, but even when closed the location with beautiful pond and fish you can feed is an ideal location for a shady picnic.
Mammoth mountain skiing is just 90 minutes from Lone Pine Mobile Oasis. If you get up early you can hit the slopes in the am, spend the day carving the mountain then head back for a snuggly night in Lone Pine at a fraction of the price. Stop in Bishop on the way home and get great food at Vons deli and save on food if you are too tired to cook. Some years the mountain has been open for skiing almost all Summer and if snow is scarce there are all sorts of warm weather activities on the slopes.
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Mammoth Mountain
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Mammoth mountain skiing is just 90 minutes from Lone Pine Mobile Oasis. If you get up early you can hit the slopes in the am, spend the day carving the mountain then head back for a snuggly night in Lone Pine at a fraction of the price. Stop in Bishop on the way home and get great food at Vons deli and save on food if you are too tired to cook. Some years the mountain has been open for skiing almost all Summer and if snow is scarce there are all sorts of warm weather activities on the slopes.
South of Lone Pine and off the 190 going East is a hot springs at the edge of dry Owens Lake. This used to be a 70’s destination with bath houses and cement pool for soaking. Now only a trail to smelly hot springs and “Dare to stick your toe in” Dirty Socks is a birders paradise and great location to spot flyover jet drills by the Air-force.
Dirty Socks Spring
South of Lone Pine and off the 190 going East is a hot springs at the edge of dry Owens Lake. This used to be a 70’s destination with bath houses and cement pool for soaking. Now only a trail to smelly hot springs and “Dare to stick your toe in” Dirty Socks is a birders paradise and great location to spot flyover jet drills by the Air-force.
Just outside of mammoth are awesome hot springs. Instead of turning into Mammoth go the opposite way. Follow the signs then trek down to the river. Beware of hot zones and areas that are marked as dangerous.
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Wild Willy's Hot Spring
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Just outside of mammoth are awesome hot springs. Instead of turning into Mammoth go the opposite way. Follow the signs then trek down to the river. Beware of hot zones and areas that are marked as dangerous.
Mount Whitney Golf Course
2559 South Main Street

Hiking

Beautiful hikes with great views. Must obtain a day permit and train for the high altitude, but it is one of the best places to hike in the summer. Do your homework and be prepared beforehand.
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Whitney Portal
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Beautiful hikes with great views. Must obtain a day permit and train for the high altitude, but it is one of the best places to hike in the summer. Do your homework and be prepared beforehand.
Hike to the Mobius Arch, Heart Arch, and so many others. Drive down Movie Road to get to the Arch Loop Trail in the Alabama Hills. You can walk from the trail head to see the Mobius Arch. Mount Whitney is visible when you look through the arch. The trail is about a half-mile to the arch and continues another half-mile back to the parking area. It is a well marked trail. The east end is a bit more difficult than any of the rest of the trial. There are blogs which give good directions to the trail head. Movie Road is a must see.
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Alabama Hills
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Hike to the Mobius Arch, Heart Arch, and so many others. Drive down Movie Road to get to the Arch Loop Trail in the Alabama Hills. You can walk from the trail head to see the Mobius Arch. Mount Whitney is visible when you look through the arch. The trail is about a half-mile to the arch and continues another half-mile back to the parking area. It is a well marked trail. The east end is a bit more difficult than any of the rest of the trial. There are blogs which give good directions to the trail head. Movie Road is a must see.
Cinder Rd & HWY 395, Little Lake, CA 93542 Just south of the Coso rest area south of Lone Pine. Stop and take a half hour and you will be glad. It is a short hike after a dirt road to old lava flow from 400,000 years old. Really cool trek.
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Fossil Falls
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Cinder Rd & HWY 395, Little Lake, CA 93542 Just south of the Coso rest area south of Lone Pine. Stop and take a half hour and you will be glad. It is a short hike after a dirt road to old lava flow from 400,000 years old. Really cool trek.
A cool location, refreshing falls with shaded trees and beautiful spring water in the desert of Death Valley. Check out the water pipes for Panamint Springs on the trail to the Falls and then get a cool beer and fries at the Panamint Spring Resort.
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Darwin Falls
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A cool location, refreshing falls with shaded trees and beautiful spring water in the desert of Death Valley. Check out the water pipes for Panamint Springs on the trail to the Falls and then get a cool beer and fries at the Panamint Spring Resort.
Take the road west out of Independence to Onion Valley. Onion Valley Campground is the start of three trail heads for great day hikes up to the John Muir trail and higher into the Sierras. Many PCT hikers use this access to come down to town for supplies and mail. Take Water and snacks and enjoy the views.
Onion Valley
Take the road west out of Independence to Onion Valley. Onion Valley Campground is the start of three trail heads for great day hikes up to the John Muir trail and higher into the Sierras. Many PCT hikers use this access to come down to town for supplies and mail. Take Water and snacks and enjoy the views.
Mt. Whitney is the target for most hikers who come to this area, but it is too much for a day hiker, and otherwise requires backpacking to a camp site at higher altitude before attempting that hike. Mt. Langley can be reached in a day hike, and the wild ride up Horseshoe Meadow Road in itself is worth a diversion from Lone Pine. The views, the ride and the scenery are stunning. Then the walk upward, which is not difficult but still requires a strenuous and lengthy hike, provides superb vistas. You will likely find not many others doing this, which is also in sharp contrast to the Mt. Whitney trail which can be like a superhighway of hikers at times.
Mount Langley
Mt. Whitney is the target for most hikers who come to this area, but it is too much for a day hiker, and otherwise requires backpacking to a camp site at higher altitude before attempting that hike. Mt. Langley can be reached in a day hike, and the wild ride up Horseshoe Meadow Road in itself is worth a diversion from Lone Pine. The views, the ride and the scenery are stunning. Then the walk upward, which is not difficult but still requires a strenuous and lengthy hike, provides superb vistas. You will likely find not many others doing this, which is also in sharp contrast to the Mt. Whitney trail which can be like a superhighway of hikers at times.

History

Officially titled the "Manzanar War Relocation Center," this place was home to 110,000 Japanese americans during World War II. Walking around this compound gives you an eerie feeling of a hidden past.
Manzanar
Officially titled the "Manzanar War Relocation Center," this place was home to 110,000 Japanese americans during World War II. Walking around this compound gives you an eerie feeling of a hidden past.
NEW COSO HERITAGE SOCIETY MUSEUM 127 W Bush St., Lone Pine. This little gem is located off Main Street in Lone Pine and gives you all the ins and outs of Lone Pine history and what to do. This is small town know how at its finest!!! Volunteers run the society and they do an excellent job.
127 W Bush St
127 West Bush Street
NEW COSO HERITAGE SOCIETY MUSEUM 127 W Bush St., Lone Pine. This little gem is located off Main Street in Lone Pine and gives you all the ins and outs of Lone Pine history and what to do. This is small town know how at its finest!!! Volunteers run the society and they do an excellent job.
701 S Main St., Lone Pine, CA This museum is a family experience featuring the history, props, and paraphernalia of the myriad of films which were shot around Lone Pine over the years. All genres are included even aliens and Marvel action heroes. There is a film shown during your tour, then head out to the Alabama hills to spot locations that were used in the shows. During the Lone Pine Film Festival each year the museum is integral to the viewing of famous films from the past. 760-876-9909 check hours and price of admission.
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Lone Pine Film History Museum
701 South Main Street
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701 S Main St., Lone Pine, CA This museum is a family experience featuring the history, props, and paraphernalia of the myriad of films which were shot around Lone Pine over the years. All genres are included even aliens and Marvel action heroes. There is a film shown during your tour, then head out to the Alabama hills to spot locations that were used in the shows. During the Lone Pine Film Festival each year the museum is integral to the viewing of famous films from the past. 760-876-9909 check hours and price of admission.
Something interesting that most people don’t even know. There is a mass grave where 16 people were buried with no names, just surnames or referred to as Irish, Native Americans and Mexican. 52 of 59 of the homes in this area were destroyed in a 7.4+ earthquake of 1872. This is just a quick 5 min stop time to stretch your legs.
Gravesite of the 1872 Lone Pine Earthquake Victims California Historical Landmark #507
Something interesting that most people don’t even know. There is a mass grave where 16 people were buried with no names, just surnames or referred to as Irish, Native Americans and Mexican. 52 of 59 of the homes in this area were destroyed in a 7.4+ earthquake of 1872. This is just a quick 5 min stop time to stretch your legs.

Food scene

Dinner Only
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Seasons Restaurant
206 South Main Street
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Dinner Only
Open all day
Totem Cafe
131 S Main St
Open all day
Open all day
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The Grill
446 S Main St
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Open all day
Opens at 11am, good pizza
Pizza Factory
301 S Main St
Opens at 11am, good pizza
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Merry Go Round
212 S Main St
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Open all day, Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Mt Whitney Restaurant
227 S Main St
Open all day, Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Great Breakfast and Lunch
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Alabama Hills Cafe & Bakery
111 W Post
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Great Breakfast and Lunch
Bonanza Mexican Restaurant
104 N Main St
Opens at 11am
Quick stop for burgers, hot dogs, shakes, and ICE CREAM! Only accept cash.
Frosty Chalet
500 N Main St
Quick stop for burgers, hot dogs, shakes, and ICE CREAM! Only accept cash.
Carl's Jr. #7115
403 North Main Street
McDonald's
601 S Main St
Mount Whitney Golf Course
2559 South Main Street
Lee’s Frontier Liquor & Deli
1900 South Main Street