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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 moving to be among such ancient trees

We very much enjoyed this day trip from Lone Pine. The drive was beautiful and went through a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jefsa
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San Diego
Check one off the bucket list

Words cannot describe what you see when you go here. Oldest living things on earth. We hiked about... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
2014jojoma
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Palm Desert, California
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798 N Main St, between Big Pine and Deep Springs, Bishop, CA 93514-2428
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We very much enjoyed this day trip from Lone Pine. The drive was beautiful and went through a variety of ecological zones to arrive at the windswept, barren home of the pines. As others have said, if you are not acclimated, you may feel the...More

Thank Jefsa
Reviewed 1 week ago

Words cannot describe what you see when you go here. Oldest living things on earth. We hiked about 5 miles and took some amazing pictures. Windy, narrow road but so worth it. Only about an hour from Bishop

Thank 2014jojoma
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful place! Very remote. Hiking trails are awesome! The visitor center and bathrooms are very clean and organized! We loved our visit there. The trees are like nothing we have ever seen. They are old and beautiful!

Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We walked the short path. Very cool! It's worth the short scenic drive. Laid back place with an interesting since lesson.

Thank Sheri M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The forest is high on the mountain - over 10,000 feet above sea level. It is reached by a narrow, winding, STEEP road. At one point it is actually one lane for a short distance. The driver (me) loses out on a lot of the...More

Thank Bob H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband knows that I like to see twisted trees (I think Mother Nature becomes artistic) so he brought me here. Also some of the trail might have been much for my short legs the sights were indeed worth it! Do yourself a favor and...More

Thank Crystal G
Reviewed 15 June 2017

For the botanist in our party it was a dream come true. For the others it was a great short one mile path in a beautiful area with great views of the Sierra mountains. The Bristlecone pines are ancient and the National Forest personnel are...More

Thank Chicagoehc
Reviewed 13 June 2017

Lovely drive up into the mountains, had a picnic at the lovely visitors centre. Didn't walk as altitude was too high for my broken heart! Chilly, wear long pants and jackets. Was lovely to see the fabulous bristlecones.

Thank rosielamb
Reviewed 9 June 2017

if these trees could talk imagine what they can share with us the things they have seen in their lifetime! it humbles one to know there are living things around us who's been around a lot longer..this place is a must visit if you like...More

Thank joenumbah1
Reviewed 1 June 2017

Been fascinated by Bristlecone Pines and it was great to camp at the Grandview Campground in the Inyo Forest. The Schulman Grove Visitor Center open on the Memorial Day holiday - thank you

Thank kris s
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Maggie077
19 July 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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Stacey W
19 March 2017|
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Response from dianap-10 | Reviewed this property |
The road from Yosemite is through Tioga pass and then through Bishop to Lone Pine. It is a 45 minute drive from Lone Pine to the Bristlecone pine forest. It would be a very long drive but not as long as 7 hours. I would... More
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donnamsilva1
7 March 2017|
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Response from 707clayg | Reviewed this property |
See above for directions to the Bristl Pines. Hope you enjoy them. The Redwoods cover a lot of area and are you talking Mountain or Coastal Redwoods? Best Mountain Redwoods are between Bakersfield and Fresno. You can... More
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