We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Bristlecone Trails

Great Basin National Park, NV
Review Highlights
Great hike! Snow mostly gone by June 30.

This is a beautiful hike to the gnarly old pines and even beyond to the glacier. About a three... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Medford, Oregon
via mobile
Snow and mud!

I'll admit. This was a harder and longer hike than I had anticipated and we did not wear the right... read more

Reviewed 21 June 2017
Salt Lake City, Utah
via mobile
Read all 42 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Scenic, 2.8-mile hiking trail at Nevada's Great Basin National Park.
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good16%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
Great Basin National Park, NV
Write a Review
Reviews (42)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 40 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a beautiful hike to the gnarly old pines and even beyond to the glacier. About a three hour round trip over a well marked trail. There was no snow on the trail up to the bristlecones. There was some snow beyond but nothing...More

Thank sp4301
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

I'll admit. This was a harder and longer hike than I had anticipated and we did not wear the right shoes. Wear sturdy shoes! Plan several (3-4) hours. The brochure says it increases 600 feet but it sure seemed like a lot. Also, I had...More

Thank jjn50x50
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

We came to Great Basin National Park to hike the Bristlecone trail. I knew the trail would have patches of snow since the elevation is 10,000+, but I never dreamed that we would be hiking in shin high (or even higher) snow. We found the...More

Thank Viajera172705
Reviewed 4 February 2017

The trail is well marked with descriptions of the bristlecone pines. It was nice and cool Labor Day weekend.

Thank Lawito
Reviewed 12 November 2016

At high elevation, hike through forest to reach the gnarled and ancient Bristlecone Pines. Nice interpretive trail when you reach their grove. You can extend the hike by walking to view the glacier and/or return on a different trail that connects with the Alpine Lakes...More

Thank MJ_JR00
Reviewed 24 October 2016

We are not hikers. The trek up & up & up & up etc., etc., etc..........is on a path that is NOT marked.....at times we were guessing as we were the only ones in the area. You need to be careful with your footing.....in places...More

Thank gold-vintner
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Who knew that these trees were older than all the other Bristlecone Pines on the planet? Some of the ones that are dying are 7000 years old. We loved this hike and loved that, at the top, where the grove is, there is an easy...More

Thank Kathy F
Reviewed 12 August 2016

It's worth hiking up the hill to see these bristlecone trees - they really are some of the oldest living things around.

Thank xsoccer1
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

This was a great little hike, to see some really old trees. There are great views of the glacier above, and a to get up there too.

Thank Joe R
Reviewed 28 July 2016

Hike here, it's beautiful and informative at the same time. However the hike is not easy. We were there in mid of June, snow was still on ground. It created muddy because some was melting. It made the trail harder. The biggest challenge is the...More

Thank Mozou-Kozou
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Bristlecone Trails staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines