The Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest Visitor Center is at Schulman Grove with a picnic area and three self-guided trails to explore. The trails begin and end at the visitor center parking area and have interpretive signs and rest benches.
Discovery Trail: One mile loop. Features Ancient Bristlecone Pines, interpretive signs, and rest benches along the trail.
Methuselah Trail: A 4.5 mile loop with a cumulative alevation change of 900 feet. Numbered posts and a brochure guide you along the trail. Several rest benches have scenic views. The Methuselah Tree is along this trail, but there is not a sign that points it out. This trail can be combined with the Bristlecone Cabin Trail.
Bristlecone Cabin Trail: 3.5 mile loop. Offers views of the old miner's cabins and mine entrances of the Mexican Mine, and passes many acncient bristlecone pine trees and limber pines. Return on the Methuselah Trail for the full 3.5 mile loop.
At a Glance
|Operational Hours:||Open 6 am to 10 pm|
|Fees:||$3.00 per person/ maximum of $6.00 per car.
Children under 18 are free.
Interagency Passes are accepted.
|Restrictions:||Bristlecone Pine and Limber Pine are protected, no collecting.
|Closest Towns:||Big Pine (water, gas, food, lodging)
Bishop (full service, hospital)
|Water:||No water fountain or spigot. Bottled water is for sale in the bookstore.|
|Information Center:||White Mountain Ranger Station (760) 873-2500|
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
Self-guided trail maps are dispensed at the trailhead.