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      The Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest is home to the oldest trees in the world, bristlecone pines. Some of these living trees exceed 4000 years of age and exhibit spectacular growth forms of twisted and beautifully colored wood.

      The visitor center at Schulman Grove is open in summer, with interperative programs, gifts, and information about the trees. Several self guided trails allow you to explore the forest.

      Beyond Schulman Grove lies the Patriarch Grove, 12-miles north on a good quality dirt road. Advise a speed limit of 15 mph is suggested to avoid flat tires punctured by the sharp rocks on this road.

      Patriarch Grove is home to the world's largest bristlecone pine, the Patriarch Tree. Its splendid remoteness and moonscape appearance gives the Patriarch Grove a surreal atmosphere. Bristlecone pines and limber pines dot the landscape with a background view of the Great Basin in Nevada.

      A visit to both Schulman Grove and Patriarch Grove is possible in the same day if you can get an early start. Patriarch and Schulman Grove are popular for photography in the early morning light. Both sites have picnic tables and restrooms (vault toilet) but no water.

      The Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest Scenic Byway closes at the Sierra View Gates with winter snowfall. While closed to vehicles, this is a popular route for cross country skiers and snowshoes.
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      Region Details
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      Region Status
      Caution as of Jul 2, 2023


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      Trails (view details)
      Trails Mountain Bike
      Trails Hike
      Trails Trail Running
      Total Distance
      12 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      7 miles
      Total Descent
      2,946 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,521 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      10,443 ft
      Ridden Counter

      Popular Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest Trails

      Coldwater Spring Trail

      Recent Ride Log Activity in Region

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      Recent Trail Reports

      Coldwater Spring Trail
      Oct 25, 2018 @ 8:47pm
      Oct 25, 2018
      UnknownPretty washed out. The trail is a bit...rickinlo

      Activity Feed

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      Nov 29, 2023 @ 10:06am
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      Jul 2, 2023 @ 10:00pm
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      Mar 7, 2023 @ 10:44pm
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      markhollowayaddregionactivity #35967127
      Dec 11, 2022 @ 9:03am
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      Nearby Areas

      Bishop Area Trails 17 7 11 113.7 km
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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike13 miles1,437 ft3 miles1,437 ft
      Hike612 miles2,946 ft7 miles1,522 ft
      Trail Running612 miles2,946 ft7 miles1,522 ft
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