This 4.5-mile round trip loops you through the ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, for a close up look at the oldest trees on the planet. At 10,000ft, it also has spectacular views of the northern sector of Death Valley National Park. The trail passes the 'Sculpture Garden' where harsh weather has influenced the tangled, twisting tree shapes. The road here is closed in winter.
The trail moves on to the Methuselah Grove, where the world's oldest tree, with an approximate germination date of 2833 BC, is located. There's around 900ft of elevation gain on the route, take your time at this high altitude. Maps available at the visitor center. Use sunscreen and bring water.