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