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Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest

798 N Main St, between Big Pine and Deep Springs, Bishop, CA 93514-2428
+1 760-873-2500
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Very interesting

Worth a visit. Not open during the winter. Few short hikes available. Interesting geology as well... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Glenn Y
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Los Angeles, California
via mobile
Amazing Views

Only went up to the view point since we were on motorcycles. The view is amazing and I would... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
123jessicav
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Lancaster, California
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  • Very good13%
  • Average2%
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“discovery trail” (39 reviews)
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“visitor center” (79 reviews)
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798 N Main St, between Big Pine and Deep Springs, Bishop, CA 93514-2428
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+1 760-873-2500
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"visitor center"
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"living things"
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"old trees"
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"mile loop"
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"long drive"
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"pine forest"
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"bucket list"
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"amazing trees"
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"short trail"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Worth a visit. Not open during the winter. Few short hikes available. Interesting geology as well. Summer weather not bad. Free parking. Paved road to get to the visitor center.

Thank Glenn Y
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Only went up to the view point since we were on motorcycles. The view is amazing and I would recommend for everyone to stop here before going to the forest area which is also amazing.

Thank 123jessicav
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We heard good things about this forest from a ranger in Death Valley so we were looking forward to learning all about the trees. We got all the way up past the 10,000 foot level and were disappointed to find the visitor center closed at...More

Thank Terry S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have long thought about seeing these amazing trees. These trees have been here for centuries. Just amazing. It is not a difficult hike, bring water, and pace yourself. It is possible that the altitude could give you some problems. Having plenty of water should...More

1  Thank inWoodbridge
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's hard to imagine walking among living trees that were alive when Abraham left Ur of the Chaldees. This arboreal cathedral is truly enchanting and mystical.

1  Thank Ronald R
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Reviewed May 12, 2018 via mobile

What a fantastic trip from the valley floor to Schulman's Grove! Truly a scenic bureau with fabulous views of the Sierras, changing vegetation, we even saw mule deer.

1  Thank Mary G
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Reviewed May 6, 2018 via mobile

I love the views the trees and just being outdoors. The smell reminds me of Christmas. If you haven’t been here, you must plan to on your next trip.

2  Thank Michele B
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Reviewed April 20, 2018

A unique venue in the US. It was a tough walk at 10,000 feet but you won't find these trees anywhere else.

Thank Richard R
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Reviewed March 10, 2018

We visited the Ancient Bristlecone Forest today. What a trip! Half the adventure is just getting there. The winding mountain road needs to be driven at about 30 MPH with a one lane section between rock walls for about 200 yards. Our regular old car...More

9  Thank DeeAnnVisk
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Reviewed January 24, 2018 via mobile

We went to see the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest. Slow, long drive up with windy rides, but beautiful scenery along the way. They say there is a Tree here that has been here before Jesus was born. However they won’t tell you which tree. The...More

1  Thank Marsha A
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Titika W
June 17, 2018|
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Response from Marsha A | Reviewed this property |
You can go all the way up the Roads are fine. We recently went up again even a bit further this time.
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nleos96
January 14, 2018|
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Response from Cali4niahiker | Reviewed this property |
The ranger station is not open in January. I very much doubt that the road is open in January, due to snow and or ice. I drive in Yosemite a lot. I know that even if there is no snow on the road in winter, they still keep... More
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Maggie077
July 18, 2017|
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Response from Renata N | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, I think it is weather dependent when can you go in. They intend to close the roads upon snow etc. We went on the first week of may and drove into massive snowfall. Ren
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