It’s the other side of California. Access the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest.

Flanked between the Eastern Sierra Nevada and the White Mountains, Big Pine is the gateway to outdoor recreation in Inyo County. Here you can access the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, home to the planet’s oldest living trees; Palisade Glacier, the southernmost glacier in the western hemisphere; and miles of mountain biking and backpacking trails. For more info, visit Big Pine Chamber of Commerce.

White Mountain Ranger Station / Inyo National Forest

(760) 873-2500

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Methuselah Trail – Bristlecone Pine Forest

These trees are the oldest living things in the world. The drive to the trailhead starts in the dry High Sierra desert, climbs through pine forest, and up to the top, more than 20 miles from US 395. >>Local Hiking Information