Bristlecone Pine Trail

MODERATE 40 reviews
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Bristlecone Pine Trail is a 3.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Baker, Nevada that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October.

DISTANCE
3.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1092 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

snow

no dogs

The Glacier Trail is the continuation of the Bristlecone Trail for a total of 4.6 miles RT. It continues beyond the bristlecone pine grove to the only glacier in Nevada, nestled beneath Wheeler Peak. Terrain is rocky and you can encounter snow as well. The Bristlecone Pine Glacier Trail leads into bristlecone forests and the trailhead is located at the end of the Wheeler Peak Scenic Drive at the Bristlecone Parking area. Trail winds through groves of park's ancient trees and up into a glacier cut canyon to the nation's southern-most glacier. Trail is 4.6 miles RT with gain of 1100 ft. Midway the trail has interpretive signs that provide information about famous trees. Glacier Trail is the continuation of Bristlecone Trail to beyond bristlecone pine grove to the only glacier in Nevada - Wheeler Peak Glacier, nestled beneath Wheeler Peak - and takes you across piles and piles of glacial-cut rocks.

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Just came from Alaska so the glacier was a tad underwhelming, but still really cool for being the only one in Nevada.The bristlecone pines were really cool and there are some interesting boards that provide some information.

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1 month ago

It's not everyday you see a 3,200 year old tree! Lovely, fairly easy hike to a grove of Bristlecones. Optional to go further.

Great trail, pretty views and the Bristlecone trees are amazing!

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Perfect hiking! Wonderful trail!

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