Methuselah Trail

photo: Methusalah National Recreation Trail in California's Inyo State Forest (Photographer: Janet Bargar).

Type: Backcountry
Length: 4.20 miles
Loop Trail? Yes
Allowed Uses: Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Agency: USDA Forest Service
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

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Location: In Inyo NF off SR 168 15 mi. E of Big Pine. Take Big Pine Mtn. Rd. 10 mi. to Shulman Grove.
State(s): California
Counties: Inyo
Latitude: 37.385
: -118.17821

From Big Pine @ Hwy 395 take Hwy 168 east for 15 miles to White Mountain Road. Travel 10 miles to Schulman Grove.


Journey down a canyon into a grove of ancient 4000 year old bristle cone pines. Open vistas of the Great Basin. 1000 foot elevation change.

Additional Details

Width: 30 inches.
Primary Surface: Not Available
Secondary Surface: None
Elevation Low Point: Not Available
Elevation High Point: Not Available
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available

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Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail Management:
Martin Hornick
Forest Trail Coordinator
Inyo National Forest
873 North Main St.
Bishop , CA 93514
(760) 873-2461



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