What's Near Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest?
To access the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest travel east on State Highway 168, one half mile north of the town of Big Pine, CA, which is 15 miles south of Bishop, CA. Travel east on 168 about 12 miles until you reach the top of Westgard Pass, which is a long flat plateau rather than steep mountain pass. Turn left on the White Mountain Road, which is the only paved road turn off in this area; it is clearly signed to the Bristlecone Pine Forest. Follow this paved road 10 miles until you find the turn off and parking lot to the Schulman Grove Visitor Center. Trails to the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest are accessible from the Visitor Center.