Bristlecone and Glacier Trail is a hiking trail in White Pine County, Nevada. It is within Great Basin National Park. It is 2.2 miles long and begins at 9,958 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 4.4 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,151 feet. Near the trailhead there are parkings and restrooms.
Bristlecone and Glacier Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"Wheeler Glacier, which is the only permanent body of ice between the Sierra Nevada and the Wasatch Mountains, and a bristlecone pine interpretive trail visiting the oldest living trees on earth. From the trailhead, this moderate trail crosses Lehman Creek to reach a signed trail junction where hikers should turn left on the signed Bristlecone-Glacier Trail. The route climbs steadily through dense limber pine–Engelmann spruce forest, then meets the Alpine Lakes Trail (Hike 7) at a signed junction. Turn left (east) and follow the Bristlecone-Glacier Trail as it first crosses over a low ridge, then climbs across a shady, north-facing slope. Where the trail turns right at a ridge, there is a good view of the upper Lehman Creek drainage and the Wheeler Peak Campground."
--Bruce Grubbs, Hiking Great Basin National Park (Falcon Guides).
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