13.7 miles: 0 hours, 30 minutes
Begin your journey amid low-lying desert sagebrush before ascending 4,000 feet through increasingly tall conifers to sub-alpine aspen forest. The forest here is home to the bristlecone pine, the world’s longest-living tree. An overlook offers a view of Wheeler Peak, the highest in Nevada. The Wheeler Peak Glacier is visible at the bottom of the rock face.