Lone Pine, California

Lone Pine, California is among the top locations for those seeking an adventure. From stunning hikes to exciting attractions, there's something for everyone. Visit the Alabama Hills, a picturesque landscape of limestone rock formations, or Mt. Whitney, the highest peak in the contiguous United States. For a more relaxed exploration, trek through the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, home to the oldest living trees in the world. For a unique experience, visit the Manzanar National Historic Site, a former Japanese internment camp. No matter your preference, Lone Pine has plenty of outdoor activities and attractions to explore.

Top Spots in and near Lone Pine

  • Sequoia National Park, California

    Backpack the High Sierra Trail

    5.0
    71 mi
    The High Sierra Trail begins at Crescent Meadow in Sequoia National Park, on the West side of the Sierra Nevada range, and ends at Whitney Portal on the East, traversing the highest and most beautiful part of the Sierras. From deep river canyons to high alpine peaks, lakes, and meadows, this hike...
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  • Sequoia National Park, California

    Hike Crescent Meadow

    4.5
    1.6 mi
    Crescent Meadow is a collection of loops in the Giant Forest in Sequoia National Park. The trailhead is located just past the tunnel log east of General's Highway 198. The main loop is 1.6mi total. However you can take any of the loops to the General Sherman tree 3mi, Tharp's Log trail 0.5mi, or ...
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  • Inyo County, California

    Panamint Dunes

    5.0
    7.23 mi / 935 ft gain
    You can do this as a day trip and just wander the dunes, but I really enjoyed the overnight with great evening views, amazing stargazing, and a sunrise exploration of the sand dunes. For an overnight trip I recommend you start hiking later in the day, when the temperature is a bit cooler. If you...
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  • Sequoia National Park, California

    Drive through Tunnel Log

    Tunnel log is a massive fallen sequoia across the middle of the road, which is a great photo opportunity for visitors of the national park. The mammoth tree fell over in 1937, but a year later, a car tunnel was carved in the middle of its trunk so vehicles could still pass through. Although the...
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  • Sequoia National Park, California

    Hike through the Giant Forest in Sequoia NP

    5.0
    2 mi / 154 ft gain
    Take a drive to Sequoia National Park and take in the beautiful views of the second oldest national park. If you go in the winter or early spring time, be sure to check the weather beforehand and be prepared for the cold.If you are an avid traveler to national parks, I'd recommend that 2 weeks b...
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  • Tulare County, California

    Moro Rock

    5.0
    0.47 mi / 577 ft gain
    Moro Rock is a granite dome with a staircase leading to the 6,725 foot summit, where you can enjoy a spectacular view of the Great Western Divide. From Generals Hwy, you can drive up Crescent Meadow Road to the parking lot at the base of Moro Rock (summer weekends the road is closed for shuttles ...
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  • Sequoia National Park, California

    Camp at Buckeye Flat in Sequoia National Park

    Entering Sequoia National Park at the Ash Mountain Entrance near the small city of Three Rivers, follow Highway 198 (Generals Highway) through the park until you see a sign for Buckeye Flat Campground off to the right. The campground sign is immediately after you see signs for Hospital Rock. Foll...
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  • Inyo County, California

    Explore Eureka Dunes and Hidden Dunes

    THE HIDDEN DUNES HIKEFrom the well, you will want to hike towards a gap in the mountains off to the West. Hopefully, you were able to see the dunes on the way in as described above to help gauge the direction to head in. A map, or GPS, can make this easier too, but probably isn’t needed. Just oc...
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  • Big Pine, California

    Fourth Lake via Big Pine Creek North Fork Trail

    4.0
    12.6 mi / 3205 ft gain
    From Big Pine, you'll turn onto Crocker St. to head towards the mountains. Once you are about 11 miles down the road you will see a sign and a turnoff on the right for trailhead parking. That is where you are going to want to park if you are staying overnight but you can continue to where the roa...
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  • Bishop, California

    First and Second Lake via Big Pine Creek North Fork

    5.0
    9.57 mi / 2392 ft gain
    The North Fork of Big Pine Creek is often cited as having the most unbelievable scenery reachable in a single day. And it's hard to disagree. The Big Pine Creek North Fork trail is just minutes outside of Big Pine off the 395. If going in the winter, access to the trailhead can be closed off, so...
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  • Three Rivers, California

    Little Baldy

    5.0
    3.28 mi / 636 ft gain
    A short hike with impressive views of Sequoia National Park, the Little Baldy trail is the less touristy version of Moro Rock.  When we hiked it on a beautiful Sunday morning in the summer, we had the entire summit to ourselves.  Even if other hikers had been up there, it would have still felt em...
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  • Bishop, California

    Big Pine Lakes via North Fork Trail

    5.0
    12.69 mi / 3196 ft gain
    The North Fork Big Pine Creek Trail offers some of the best high alpine scenery in the Sierras. As the peaks of the Palisades pierce the sky with its craggy span of summits you will find it is as picturesque and dramatic as any in California. Nestled beneath these giant peaks are the glacier scou...
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  • Tulare County, California

    Jennie Lake via Fox Meadows

    4.5
    10.71 mi / 1929 ft gain
    Jennie Lake is a beautiful subalpine lake located in the Jennie Lakes Wilderness just outside of Sequoia National Park. There are no backpacking quota restrictions making this a perfect trip that requires little planning. Your journey starts at the Fox Meadows trailhead on paved Forest Service R...
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  • Tulare County, California

    Backpack to Weaver Lake, CA

    7 mi / 1075 ft gain
    The hike to Weaver Lake begins at the Big Meadows trailhead in Sequoia National Forest (elevation: 7,633 ft.). There is roadside parking at the beginning of the trailhead and more parking available just inside the gate. At the trailhead, there is a vault toilet, trash receptacle, and map of the a...
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  • Inyo County, California

    Racetrack Valley OHV Road

    3.0
    29.07 mi / 2592 ft gain
    Racetrack Valley OHV Road Trail is a point-to-point trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Death Valley, California.
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  • Inyo County, California

    Ubeheh Crater Path

    5.0
    0.58 mi / 157 ft gain
    Ubeheh Crater Path Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Death Valley, California.
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