Big Pine is in the Eastern Sierra region of California. It is one of a chain of small towns along US Route 395 in the Owens Valley along the southern Sierra Nevada.
The seven lakes area is a great hike. and good fishing
- Big Pine Motel, 370 S Main St., ☎ (760) 938-2282.
- Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, 1/2 mi (0.8 km) north of Big Pine, go east on State Highway 168 for 12 mi (19 km). Turn left on the White Mountain Road, clearly signed to the Bristlecone Pine Forest. Follow this paved road 10 mi (16 km). mid-May through mid-November, depending on snow levels. This forest consists of bristle cone pines which grow to extremely old age. The oldest tree, Methuselah, is around 4,800 years old. The visitor center burned down in September of 2008 and has not yet been reconstructed so visitors should be prepared with their own food and water.