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Mobius Arch Loop Trail

Easy

Trail

0.6 mile 1.0 kilometer loop
94% Runnable
Easy

Elevation

Ascent: 70' 21 m
Descent: -74' -22 m
High: 4,686' 1,428 m
Low: 4,629' 1,411 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 12% (7°)

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Trail shared by Bruce Hope

A short loop to a unique rock formation in the Alabama Hills west of Lone Pine, California.

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Need to Know

This easily accessible arch is quite popular and on busy weekends you may have to wait for a clear photograph through the arch. There are no amenities or water at the trailhead.

Description

The Mobius Arch is a large boulder that has been sculpted by natural forces into an arch that resembles a mobius strip. It is the most accessible of the many arches (72 at last count) found throughout the boulder fields in the Alabama Hills on the east side of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The view through the arch from the west frames either Lone Pine Peak or Mount Whitney.

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Apr 22, 2019
Ran Chone
Very nice short run

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Mount Whitney framed by the arch
Oct 3, 2018 near Lone Pine, CA
The Mobius Arch
Oct 3, 2018 near Lone Pine, CA
On the loop trail, with Lone Pine Peak (L) and Mount Whitney (W) on the horizon.
Oct 3, 2018 near Lone Pine, CA

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