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Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest

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Address: 798 North Main St, between Big Pine and Deep Springs, Bishop, CA 93514
Phone Number: (760) 873-2500
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Let them touch your soul.

Ancient Bristlecones inspire me, soothe, me, and I find strength in them. I grew up visiting these Wise Ancient Ones, and I find myself forever drawn to the toughness of gnarled... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Statesboro, Georgia
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Statesboro, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Ancient Bristlecones inspire me, soothe, me, and I find strength in them. I grew up visiting these Wise Ancient Ones, and I find myself forever drawn to the toughness of gnarled trees. Go ... and let them forever touch your soul.

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Yes, it is a drive, up from Lone Pine, to the grove but you have never seen anything like this 'forest'. The road is very good up to the visitor's center at Schulman Grove. The road past that point is dirt and can be rough. Driven up to Patriarch grove in a 2WD SUV without problems. The road is well... More 

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Okatie, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

This forest is not easy to get to but is worth the time and effort. We did not have a 4 wheel vehicle so we could only do the walks around the visitor center. Because of the altitude and time available we did not do the Methuselah Walk but we did do the shorter uphill walk through the pines. It... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

A unique stop with the oldest living thing on Earth. No other place can claim this. In the White Mountains area, you will find this a pleasant drive and hike.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

GF and I were driving to Tahoe and decided to make a stop here. its quite a trek off the road so make sure you have gas. once there you will see amazing twisted trees that are thousands of years old. there are a couple trails worth taking and a film at the visitor center. support your parks and stop... More 

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Highland, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

The Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest is perched atop the White Mountains just east of Bishop. It can get really warm in the valley during the summer so this excursion will provide welcome relief from the heat. The drive up the mountain is beautiful. Take your time, there are endless photo opportunities along the way. There are a few groves to... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

One of my favorite places for photography. The ancient pines take on interesting shapes as they grow. The drive up to the park is beautiful.

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Newark, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

It is a great place to learn something and hike around. It is impressive to see 4k+ years old alive trees!

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Loma Linda, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We wanted to see the oldest living tree, they won't tell you exactly where it's at, but it's a nice place to go. Great for some wonderful pictures.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Similar to my experience with the redwoods at Big Basin Redwood State Park, these trees make you feel humbled when you acknowledge how old they are and the changes they have experienced in their time on this planet. It's a hot and dry environment in summer tho so go prepared with water, sunscreen, etc.

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