Bristlecone Pine Trail
Length: .75 mile round trip
Description: This loop hike runs through a stand of Bristlecone Pine trees on Cedar Mountain, east of Cedar City. Bristlecones are the oldest living organisms on earth. Scientists have identified some Bristlecones they think are up to 5,000 years old. The trees on Cedar Mountain aren’t that old, but some are still ancient.
The trailhead is located along Hwy 14, about 18 miles east of Cedar City. The trailhead is signed and easy to locate. The trail is wide, easy and obvious.
This trail loops out to a viewing platform on the edge of the mountain overlooking the upper reaches of Zion National Park. From the overlook, continue on the loop back to the trailhead.