Mobius Arch Loop Trail

MODERATE 27 reviews

Mobius Arch Loop Trail is a 0.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Lone Pine, California and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, horses, and mountain biking and is best used from May until October. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
0.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
49 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

walking

horseback riding

  • the arch
    36.61353, -118.12593
1 day ago

Love this short trail. Quick and easy, just follow the rock border!

3 days ago

really beautiful and very easy walk.

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7 months ago

Nice, very easy & very short trail. We started around 3pm and only saw one other family. I expect the trail to be very crowded earlier in the day or around sunrise. As we felt like walking a bit longer, we combined several trails into a 4mi loop, beautiful scenery and no other people. Sadly, not all trails are available on alltrails, so we had go consult the park map, trails not very well visible at times. I still recorded the hike (sorry managed to cancel the recording at one point) if you feel like hiking longer.

hiking
8 months ago

8 months ago

great short hike. arches are beautiful.

8 months ago

Easy hike, Great views of the Sierra Nevada's, Many picture opportunities!

9 months ago

My kids had a blast looking for the arch. Great family hike!

hiking
9 months ago

Awesome short loop hike to three arches off Movie Road - Lathe Arch, Mobius Arch and Heart Arch. If you travel from the parking area starting at the left and going clockwise, you'll first come to Lathe Arch which is just around the corner from Mobius Arch, so if you miss Lathe - much flatter and closer to the ground - you can come back to it. Next is the most recognizable Mobius Arch. You can frame Mt. Whitney in both and the rocks to the north are fun to climb. The loop continues to Heart Arch which doesn't look like a heart until you are in line with the parking area, but you'll know it when you see it. Great rock playground all around. Good stop on Movie Road or on the way up to the Whitney Portal. Not to miss.

hiking
9 months ago

The Alabama Hills and. views of Mt. Whitney are reason enough to hike this area (best time is early in the morning) but the many arch's, especially the Mobius Arch really made the day for me. I took the traditional shot of Mt. Whitney through the arch, but couldn't stop taking pictures of the beautiful boulders and formations in the area.

The trailhead is well marked after a 1.5 mile drive on Movie Road in Lone Pine. The looks is a 3/4 mile loop, and could be completed in 20-minutes if I didn't stop every 10 yards to enjoy the view or take another picture.

Western movie buffs will also enjoy learning where westerns were filmed starting in the silent movie days, singing Cowboys, the Duke himself, Clint Eastwood and Bogart. It's a lot more than a hike.

In late June 2016. It was warm even in the morning. There isn't any shade aside from the boulders. So, bring water.

hiking
10 months ago

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10 months ago

It is a short hike which takes you to the arch and back. It can be quite hit in summers and there is no shade, so be prepared and carry water.