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Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest

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Address: 798 North Main St, Bishop, CA 93514
Phone Number: (760) 873-2500
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Wife and I have been thinking about going hiking here for some time. We did last weekend and it was great. Wish I had gone later in the day for better light and maybe brought my... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Redondo Beach, Ca
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Wife and I have been thinking about going hiking here for some time. We did last weekend and it was great. Wish I had gone later in the day for better light and maybe brought my tripod but over all you cannot complain.

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Reno, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

All the yahoos & inconsiderate folks were out for the Memorial Day weekend. Was in search of a quite place to camp - found it! Winding mountain road leads to the campground about 5 miles before the visitors center. It is a suggested donation of $5 - do give well worth it. Sites are well spaced with various options for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Made the long drive up the White Mt. toward park.....only to find last mile or so closed due to snow (and ranger in Bishop had told us park was open). Very scenic drive and places to hike along way so not a total loss. Next time! fyi: quite high (over 10,000 ft.) so know that hiking at this altitute can... More 

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Placentia, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

This is a side trip you should take. The Bristlecone Pine are found only here. They look like the tree is dead, with only a strip of green to keep the tree alive. Plan at least a half day to really see these trees

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Escondido, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Beautiful drive but it was snowing like crazy when we got to the grove and there wasn't a soul up there. Jumped out of the car took a picture and headed back down before the roads got scary

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Santa Cruz, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We have visited the Bristlecone Pine forest, both the Schulman Grove and the Methuselah grove 3 times in the past 7 years. The drive to the Methuselah grove takes you off the paved road, and on a winding graded dirt/gravel road. Some people can be intimidated by this but if you make the effort you will be wildly rewarded. Altitude... More 

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Los Angeles, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

See some of the oldest trees in the world, get in a nice walk (or hike if you take a longer trail). Lots of information at the visitor center and great facilities.

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New Milford, Connecticut, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

The drive to get here is a scenic pleasure, take hwy. 168 east 12.5 miles from the town of Big Pine, then turn left onto white mt. rd. and drive till you can't go any further, the paved road ends here at a closed gate, at the gate the visitor center is to the right, though the visitor center was... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

This drive can be a little scary because you're going WAY up onto the mountain top, but if you drive slowly around the curves (without guard rails) you'll be fine. The trees are really something to see and the views were breath taking! A wonderful thing to do while you're in this part of the world.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The discovery trail (a mile loop from the visitors center parking lot) starts at 10,000 feet and ascends from there. Good info plaques along the way and imagining those trees living for so many years and being so beautiful...WOW.

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