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Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest

798 North Main St, Bishop, CA 93514
(760) 873-2500
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Ranked #1 of 14 attractions in Bishop
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Forests
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New York State
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105 reviews 105 reviews
21 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

The road up the mountain is in good shape, but it is very windy with a lot of sheer drop offs. When you get to the top it is a fantastic view of rolling hills/mountains and the ancient trees which look like they could be in a Dr. Seuss book illustration. We're very glad we went; but I couldn't do... More

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United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Sorry to give this a low rating, bur driving to the bristlecones canno compare to hiking in. If you can't hike, then this might be your only chance to see them, so do it.

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Garden Grove, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Had an overnight stay in Big Pine and decided to check this out first thing in the morning. It's about 25 miles away but much of the trip covers curves with a 6% to 8% grade. In parts the road reminded me of a rollercoaster track, After entering the park, I drove a couple of miles to the Vista Point.... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We loved the views and trees, couldn't do any walks because of a walking disability and a fear of heights. We wished we could as the area was lovely.

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Merced, California
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95 reviews 95 reviews
26 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

A hiking friend and I specifically came to visit the Schulman Grove, located in the White Mountains and is part of the National Forest System. We wanted to hike a short trail. The drive up from Bishop was wonderful, I wasn't expecting such beauty: Many views of the High Sierras to the East, and the mountains of Death Valley to... More

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Henderson, Nevada
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9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Winding mountain road to 10000 feet. Info center and restrooms. Must hike to the older trees. Glad we took the time to go there. Scenic drive and beautiful view.

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Fresno, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

This is a great day trip if you are staying in Bishop. When you get to the ancient forest there is a visitor center (wasn't open when I got there). There are two trails you can walk, each take a different amount of time to walk. I went here on my way to Las Vegas, it took a little more... More

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Clayton, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This was my second trip to the Bristlecone Pine Forest and my first stop at Schulman Grove. last year we went up to Patriarch Grove. The drive from Bishop to Schulman Grove is about an hour traveling at a moderate pace. It's probably another thirty-five to forty-five minutes up to the Patriarch Grove; it's not too far, twelve miles, I... More

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Thoiry, France
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69 reviews 69 reviews
49 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This was my fourth visit to this forest but my first time hiking the Methuselah trail. I had planned this trip to coincide with the sunset at the end of the hike but we were incredibly unlucky in that some high clouds came through all during our stay and the sun was very weak through those clouds. The result was... More

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California
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12 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We drive the 395 to Lake Tahoe every year and have started staying the night somewhere on the way to check out the things we just fly past in the car. We did not plan a lot of time here and knew the drive would take awhile as the road winds up the mountain. We did the short hike like... More

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