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Big Pine, California

Big Pine, California, is a top destination for outdoor adventures. One must-visit attraction is the North Fork Big Pine Creek Trail. This 16.2-mile trail is moderately difficult, offering scenic views of the Sierra Nevada mountains. As you hike, you'll pass by several crystal-clear alpine lakes, including Second Lake and Third Lake, known for their turquoise hues. The trail also features striking rock formations and the largest glacier in the Sierra Nevada, the Palisade Glacier. For a shorter hike, the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest trail is a 4.4-mile loop near Big Pine. This trail is best known for its ancient bristlecone pine trees, some of which are over 4,000 years old. Both trails offer unique, breathtaking views and are among the best trails and outdoor activities in Big Pine.

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