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ESIA offers year-round interpretive hikes throughout the Sierra Nevada. Our fall color hike explores the beauty of the changing colors in the Sierra. In the winter, we take to the snowy trails of Mammoth Lakes area with snowshoes discussing the local trees, winter animal communities, and snow science. ESIA has joined the Bureau of Land Management – Bishop Office and Alabama Hills Stewardship Group to help share why the Alabama Hills National Scenic Area is a very special place.

Alabama Hills Interpretive Hikes

These Alabama Hills are Alive
February 22, 2020
March 14, 2020
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Free Community Program open to the public
Explore the mysteries hidden within the eroded granite rock while walking through the passageways and along the ridge lines that make up the maze of this amazing setting. Learn about the many secretive creatures and flora hidden within the rocks. This is a moderately strenuous hike with occasional steep sections of trail.

Film History in the Alabama Hills
March 7 and 28, 2020
10:00 a.m. – Noon
Free Community Program open to the public
There have been more than 400 movies and countless commercials filmed in the Alabama Hills. Hear interesting and amusing stories about numerous productions as you explore the camera locations. This walk covers an area of Movie Flat that includes locations from memorable films such as Gunga Din and Tremors. This is a relatively easy walk on existing roads and trails covering less than one mile.

The Alabama Hills under our Feet
February 15 and 29, 2020
March 21, 2020
10:00 a.m. – Noon
Free Community Program open to the public
This ancient landscape captures the stories of the ages. Hear geological and cultural tales on a short walk through corridors and crags nestled in the Sierra Nevada foothills.

Hiker at the bottom of a hill with Mobius Arch above