Methuselah Trail

  • Hiking in the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest area of the Inyo National Forest, California.
  • Hiking in the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest area of the Inyo National Forest, California.
  • Hiking in the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest area of the Inyo National Forest, California.
  • View of the Sierra Mtns near the trailhead.

Hiking

Dogs Yes

5 (miles)

 Moderate

Loop

~700 (+) (Elev. Δ - ft)

California

The Methusula Trail in the Inyo National Forest shows hikers ancient Bristlecone Pines and ample wildlife. The Forest Service says "the Methusula Trail is 5 miles and gains approximately 700 feet of elevation. There are numbered posts along the trail and a brochure is available at the start of the trail. The world's oldest living tree is along this trail and although it's identity is kept a secret, you may feel certain at the end of the hike that you have seen the oldest tree known to exist." This trail is a kid friendly and dog friendly hike, but your furry kids must be on leash. There is camping available in the Inyo National Forest.

Red Tape

Entrance Fee
Contact: Inyo National Forest 351 Pacu Lane Suite 200 Bishop, CA 93514

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