Mobius Arch Loop Trail

MODERATE 58 reviews

Mobius Arch Loop Trail is a 0.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Lone Pine, California that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

0.6 miles
42 feet

dog friendly

kid friendly



horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running




24 days ago

Easy hike. The arch is very cool

1 month ago

Beautiful weather and first time at this location. Fell in love instantly!

1 month ago

Easy hike that leads to beautiful rock formations . Kid friendly . Trail has small rocks lining it making it easy to find the path.

2 months ago

Mellow quick jaunt. Hiked today and the views were amazing.

3 months ago

I would probably rate this an easy, not a moderate. I had to go to Lone Pine for work and just wanted to get it into nature after seeing the gorgeous setting. I chose this hike because of the distance and did it Vans slip ons. well worth it. Tons of boulders to climb on. It's really amazing.

3 months ago

Spectacular view point and easy hike, avoid the hottest parts of the day if you're here during summer. a passenger vehicle can make it on the dirt road to this hike.

5 months ago

Short lovely trail with magnificent views of Alabama Hills

6 months ago

Nice, short hike. I wouldn't recommend mid day though as it can be a bit hot but the arches are cool to see!

6 months ago

Great place for evening, morning and night photography to compose landscape and Milky Way photos.

7 months ago

Easy hike to a picturesque location

super easy. tons of people climbing on the arch... bummer.

8 months ago

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

8 months ago

really beautiful and very easy walk.

Sunday, September 04, 2016

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.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

great short hike. arches are beautiful.

Saturday, August 06, 2016

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

Thursday, July 21, 2016

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

Tuesday, July 05, 2016

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.

Friday, July 01, 2016

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.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

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.

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