Bristlecone Pine Forest to Mexican Mine Ruins

EASY 3 reviews
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Bristlecone Pine Forest to Mexican Mine Ruins is a 1.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Poleta, California that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from May until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
85 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

historic site

Very easy except for being about 10,000 ft for those that don't do well there. Short out and back that's great for kids. Great views of the Owens Valley and Eastern Sierra Nevada from the Minarets/Mammoth all the way to Olancha Peak. Explore the mining ruins of the Mexican Mines and the cabins. Primary ores were Lead and Zinc with a secondary ore of Silver discovered in 1862 and first production in 1909.

hiking
30 days ago

The trails are clearly marked and very easy! As always make sure to bring water. The Bristlecone Pines are beautiful and I'd come back.

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
Tuesday, August 11, 2015