The state of California is chock-full of picturesque and noteworthy tourism spots. What is truly astounding about the state is the diversity of locations, ranging from snow covered peaks and pine valleys to deserts and even fully fledged forests and rivers.
Some locations within California are unique though. There is just something magical and mystical about them, that other spots lack, which is the reason for their popularity. Big Pine is one such location, and it promises to amaze, regardless of whether you are just passing through or staying for some good quality rest and relaxation.
If you value some time spent among ancient natural wonders such as millennia-old trees and desert oases, you are sure to love Big Pine as well as the surrounding country.
Located Southeast of the Sierra National Forest, Big Pine is accessible by Route 395-S, which also connects it to other scenic locations such as Bishop, Mammoth Lakes and Whitmore Hot Springs. This is why it is highly recommended to visit Big Pine by road, as there is no shortage of eco-tourism along the route.
Drive: San Francisco to Big Pine
Travel Time: ~6 hours 45 minutes
Distance: 380 miles
Estimated Fuel Cost: 45-60
Train: From San Francisco to Big Pine, via Reno.
Travel Time: 12 hours 40 minutes