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Bristlecone Trails

Great Basin National Park, NV
+1 775-234-7331
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Awe inspiring creatures

My wife & I visit GB at least once a year and this is our go-to hike. These majestic trees are... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Frank N
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Las Vegas, Nevada
The end is worth the effort

This was a tough hike. High elevation and generally rocky ground made the going tougher than one... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
chipperxv
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reno
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Scenic, 2.8-mile hiking trail at Nevada's Great Basin National Park.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good18%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“old trees” (7 reviews)
“parking lot” (7 reviews)
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Great Basin National Park, NV
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+1 775-234-7331
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"old trees"
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"interpretive trail"
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"parking lot"
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"miles round trip"
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"take your time"
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"great hike"
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"lots of water"
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"tough hike"
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"national park"
in 3 reviews
"lehman caves"
in 3 reviews
"grove"
in 11 reviews
"glacier"
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"forest"
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"elevation"
in 10 reviews
"snow"
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"alpine"
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Reviewed yesterday

My wife & I visit GB at least once a year and this is our go-to hike. These majestic trees are amazing in their ability to survive such extreme conditions for so long. The hike is not that long and doesn't have a great elevation...More

Thank Frank N
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a tough hike. High elevation and generally rocky ground made the going tougher than one would imagine. Anyone can do this hike, it just takes time a determination. I think it took about 3 hours total. The Bristlecone pine grove was fascinating and...More

Thank chipperxv
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The glacier trail doesn't have it's own page but after seeing the trees and reading the interpretive signs (which are quite interesting), continue hiking another mile to Nevada's only glacier. The path still had a bit of snow in early June but you really can't...More

Thank BayouRnnr
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The trail was partly covered by snow but we made it. The trail is one of the most beautiful trails we have seen and it was a grand experience just to see and touch those grand trees!

Thank Thanette H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Though it was recommended that we not try the Bristlecone Pine trails due to snow, we elected to attempted it anyway - and so glad we did. The trail was easily identifiable as it diverged from the Alpine Lakes trail. It was not well marked,...More

Thank LSUTraveller
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Reviewed 9 February 2018

If we had waited until July/August we could probably have completed the trail. Unlike the trails at home in NC, Bristlecone Trail is marked on the ground, which was covered with snow up to the top of our boots when we began. As we proceeded,...More

Thank A2506LZjamesm
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Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

We hiked this via the Lehman Trail as the road to the upper campground was closed due to snow. The trail was also snow covered, but it's a fairly short hike of 3 miles round trip. It gradually climbs up to a small bristlecone pine...More

Thank Rodney B
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Reviewed 14 September 2017

A very tough hike for old out of shape people but well worth it. Seeing 3000 year old trees growing in a glacier rock field was amazing. Some of these trees are older than the pyramids.

2  Thank thibbs1955
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Reviewed 9 September 2017

This trail can be combined with the Glacier Trail. Together they are about 6 miles round trip. Once you get to the Bristlecone Forest, the glacier is not too much further. The signage at the Bristlecone Forest is great and extremely informative. The trees are...More

1  Thank dremmettdc
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Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

There are no roads in proximity to the Bristlecone trees - if you want to see them up close and personal you must hike. This is not the easy walk in the woods some would have you to believe (< 3 miles round trip). The...More

1  Thank VillagerRick
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