Bristlecone and Glacier Trail

Great Basin National Park, Nevada

Distance2.2mi
Elevation Gain1,151ft
Trailhead Elevation9,958ft
Top10,914ft
Elevation Min/Max9954/10914ft
Elevation Start/End9958/9958ft

Bristlecone and Glacier Trail

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. This trail connects with the following: Alpine Lakes Loop Trail and Bristlecone Interpretive Trail.

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."

Bristlecone and Glacier Trail Reviews

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8/24/2010
Easy trail, I was a little disapointed by the Glacier size. But Bristlecone Trees are very neat.
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8/2/2005
Well marked with a nice variation in topography. The views are excellent. One is rewarded by a well done interpretive trail describing the oldest living plants on earth.
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8/25/2002
A very enjoyable trail. It's only moderately strenuous. Wonderful views of Mount Maria Wilderness area to the North. Trail continues through trees which are 2000-3000 years old. It then enters the Glacier basin with its awesome surrounding cliffs.
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Trail Information

Great Basin National Park
Nearby City
Great Basin National Park
Parks
Moderate
Skill Level
Great Basin National Park (775) 234-7331
Local Contacts
USGS Windy Peak; Earthwalk Press Great Basin National Park
Local Maps

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Nov 2018