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Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest

798 N Main St, between Big Pine and Deep Springs, Bishop, CA 93514-2428
+1 760-873-2500
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Interesting side trip

We found it to be an interesting side trip. There are 3 Bristlecone pine forests. The walks were... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
slynnpasley
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Torrance, California
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Quite magnificent

You will appreciate the unique climate of these Magnificent trees, the excellent visitor's center... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
copeym
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Mammoth Lakes, CA
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798 N Main St, between Big Pine and Deep Springs, Bishop, CA 93514-2428
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We found it to be an interesting side trip. There are 3 Bristlecone pine forests. The walks were clearly marked and there were displays with scientific and cultural information. It was worth the time. Beautiful drive through the desert and canyons.

Thank slynnpasley
Reviewed 1 week ago

You will appreciate the unique climate of these Magnificent trees, the excellent visitor's center, and the superb views of the Sierra Nevada and Owens Valley. An underrated destination, for sure.

Thank copeym
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's off the beaten path, so be prepared for a long drive (30-45 minutes) up and long drive down steep grades. The road is in very good condition, however, and beautiful scenery along the way. Hiked the Discover trail (1 mile) and it was a...More

3  Thank John D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had an amazing visit to see the oldest living trees in the world. Hiking in the clean, alpine air amongst these elders of the planet that have been growing there for 4,000+ years is nothing short of mystical. The span of their lives is...More

4  Thank NE_AK_CA
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Still one of the easiest 4.5 mile hike to see the oldest single living organisms in the world . Discovery trail next to Methuselah trail in only a mile and much easyer both enjoyable

1  Thank Erik G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We very much enjoyed this day trip from Lone Pine. The drive was beautiful and went through a variety of ecological zones to arrive at the windswept, barren home of the pines. As others have said, if you are not acclimated, you may feel the...More

Thank Jefsa
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Words cannot describe what you see when you go here. Oldest living things on earth. We hiked about 5 miles and took some amazing pictures. Windy, narrow road but so worth it. Only about an hour from Bishop

Thank 2014jojoma
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Beautiful place! Very remote. Hiking trails are awesome! The visitor center and bathrooms are very clean and organized! We loved our visit there. The trees are like nothing we have ever seen. They are old and beautiful!

Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

We walked the short path. Very cool! It's worth the short scenic drive. Laid back place with an interesting since lesson.

Thank Sheri M
Reviewed 22 June 2017

The forest is high on the mountain - over 10,000 feet above sea level. It is reached by a narrow, winding, STEEP road. At one point it is actually one lane for a short distance. The driver (me) loses out on a lot of the...More

Thank Bob H
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Maggie077
18 July 2017|
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Response from Renata N | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, I think it is weather dependent when can you go in. They intend to close the roads upon snow etc. We went on the first week of may and drove into massive snowfall. Ren
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Stacey W
18 March 2017|
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Response from dianap-10 | Reviewed this property |
The road from Yosemite is through Tioga pass and then through Bishop to Lone Pine. It is a 45 minute drive from Lone Pine to the Bristlecone pine forest. It would be a very long drive but not as long as 7 hours. I would... More
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donnamsilva1
7 March 2017|
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Response from 707clayg | Reviewed this property |
See above for directions to the Bristl Pines. Hope you enjoy them. The Redwoods cover a lot of area and are you talking Mountain or Coastal Redwoods? Best Mountain Redwoods are between Bakersfield and Fresno. You can... More
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