The Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest high in the alpine of the White Mountains contains the Earth's oldest living species. Bristlecone pines grow from 9,800 to 11,000 feet above sea level and are believed to be up to 5,000 years old. The oldest tree is estimated at 5,065 years old and unmarked to protect from vandals who set fire to the visitor center and adjacent trees in 2008. Beautiful trails wind through this majestic grove and provide peaceful solitude.
Lost Grove in Sequoia National Park contains over 400 magnificent giant sequoia trees. Along generals highway, the grove can easily be accessed and explored by all. The grove sits on the edge of the park and provides seclusion from the popular Giant Forest. Get lost and enjoy solitude in this peaceful grove.
Tunnel Log is a fun attraction in Sequoia National Park along Crescent Meadow Road in the Giant Forest. After falling from natural causes in 1937, this Giant Sequoia was 21 feet wide by 275 feet tall and was estimated to be more than 2,000 years old. Today vehicles can drive through this gentle giant.
The General Sherman Tree, inside of the Giant Forest in Sequoia National Park, is the World's Largest Tree. Estimated to be an age of 2,300-2,700 years old, it is also one of the longest lived trees on Earth. This Gigantic Sequoia Tree is 274.9 feet tall with a ground circumference of 102.6 feet. The diameter of its largest branch measures 6.8 feet. It is certainly one of the great wonders of the Sierra Nevada Mountains.