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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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Awesome to be among the oldest living trees on earth!

The short hikes are great for families with young children. The park staff were very friendly and knowledgeable. Nice place to have a picnic.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

The short hikes are great for families with young children. The park staff were very friendly and knowledgeable. Nice place to have a picnic.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Lovely walk well worth the mild drive from Big Pine. Just keep in mind the elevation of near 10,000 feet if you are coming from near sea level, like I was. You will definitely feel it! I took it slow, and did the 4.5 mile loop in a little less than 2 hours. There are trail markers along the way... More 

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chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

the drive to the forest was uphill and longer than I expected, but with some gorgeous sites along the way. Once you get to the visitors center, be sure to watch the short film you explore; It was so humbling to wrap one's head around how old these trees are.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

It is remarkable that these trees are more than 4,000~ 5,000 years old. Wish these trees could tell a little bit of story of the Earth. A view from overlook is amazing.

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Los Angeles
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

These ageless trees are remarkable simply that they still live and thrive. Its hard to put this place into perspective as an attraction. Getting there takes a while driving undulating curvy roads - which depending on your point of view might be a lot of fun. As you ascend the temperature drops and the landscape becomes filled with these wonderful... More 

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Poway, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Access by steep curvy road, but it was worth it. Good visitors center and hikes for all skill levels.

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DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

it is a long drive up in the mountain but is amazing once you get there (and amazing views on the way) We took the short discovery trail, which was easy for grown up but little too hard for our 4 year old. The trees up lose are beautiful and it is incredible to think how long they have been... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Very cool trees but plan to take things extra slow due to the high elevation. Bring pleanty of water and snacks. Wish we had time to have camped out to see the stars at night. The patriarch grove is very remote from the visitors center. Watch the maps programs from giving bad guidance as the road that heads due east... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

An amazing place & pretty mind blowing when you consider how old these trees are. It is a long climb up the mountain & as we did it at the last minute we got there too late for the information centre to be open but wow it was hard to comprehend we were over 10,000 feet by the time we... More 

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Northridge, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

When you see the sign turn! The drive is stupendous! The trees are absolutely fantastic! Take the Discovery Trail, it is awesome! Beware of the altitude as it is over 10,000 Feet!

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Address: 798 North Main St, Bishop, CA 93514
Phone Number: (760) 873-2500
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Bishop

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