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Address: 798 North Main St, Bishop, CA 93514
Phone Number: (760) 873-2500
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A trail for those who find solace in nature.

This is now my favorite place on earth. It is remote, uncrowded, and awesome in the oldest sense of the word. To see trees that are 4 to 5000 years old, older than the pyramids... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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Edgewater, Maryland
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Edgewater, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

This is now my favorite place on earth. It is remote, uncrowded, and awesome in the oldest sense of the word. To see trees that are 4 to 5000 years old, older than the pyramids was a transformative experience for me...take the Methusalah trail and find yourself virtually alone with these incredible beings....it is a somewhat challenging hike....took us about... More 

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Great River, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Hard to believe trees exist in the USA over 4,000 years old. New and informative visitor center. Short video with lots of info. A short and long trail to hike. Very nice visit.

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Eastern Sierra, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The road to the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest twists and turns on its way to 10,000' offering some amazing views of the Sierra Nevada and the Owens Valley below - Bishop especially. Staff at the visitor's center (limited hours/season) are enthusiastic and want to share their knowledge of this unique area. Take the Methuselah Trail which meanders for about 4... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Unless you're going to stay here for a whole day or overnight, this is not worth the trek. The drive is about 1 hour from the main road on some frustrating small & windy roads, & quite frankly it was disappointing when we got to the top - good views of the mountains though & I imagine if you stay... More 

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Santa Cruz, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Amazing grove of trees. Beautiful information center. Unfortunately center only open Fri, Sat, Sun. Not open on wed on our trip. The road out to another group is miles of bad road. My suv was not happy about the dirt road, dust, rocks. It was like Africa desert just not as hot. BUT the trees are amazing. You will find... More 

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Santa Clarita, California, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Truly spectacular to think about being able to walk among some of the longest living things on earth. It's easy to say but hard to wrap your mind around. Some trees dating 2064 years before Christ (BC) The visitors center is very, very nice. We found the video we watched most interesting. We only had time for the one mile... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

It's a long drive on a radical road but is totally worth it. Be careful with the brakes on the way down - we saw a group pulled off the road with a melted hubcap, waiting for their brakes to cool. Wonder if the rental insurance covers that?! The views on the way up and down are spectacular, especially Sierra... More 

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Reisterstown, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

If you enjoy mountain driving and interesting landscape, this is for you. It is a long drive (about an hour) from the "main road" to the ranger station. The rangers were knowledgeable and the place was clean and well-maintained. We took the 1 mile hike and the views were amazing - the trees were like nothing we had ever seen.... More 

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Pahrump, Nevada, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

It is truly amazing and inspiring to see and walk amongst these ancient trees. Views of the Sierras are great....very photogenic spot especially early or late in the day....the location is well off the well travelled beaten way. A stop at the visitor center before hiking would be recommended....there is an excellent movie.

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MORENO VALLEY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 225 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The drive up here is part of what makes this spot great, and these trees, especially in late and early light, are amazing. Great in summer, about 25 degrees cooler than Bishop!

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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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