Twin pines ranch

Marty leaving Twin Pines Ranch.

"My pine! Why you... You space bastard, you killed a pine!"
—Otis Peabody

The Twin Pines Ranch was the ranch of Otis Peabody in 1955.

It consisted of a ranch house, and barn, and his prized twin pine trees, and was reached by means of a dirt access road leading from the main highway.


When Marty McFly inadvertently time traveled back to 1955 from 1985 in Dr. Emmett Brown's DeLorean time machine, he saw the landscape change from the parking lot of Twin Pines Mall to the farmland of the Twin Pines Ranch, and he hit and ran over a scarecrow. Marty ultimately crashed into the Peabodys' barn, awakening the family, who rushed out to investigate. Due to a radiation suited Marty and the DeLorean bearing a close resemblance to an alien and spaceship respectively featured in Mr. Peabody's son Sherman's Tales from Space comic book, Mr. Peabody became frightened, and fired his shotgun at Marty. As Marty drove fast to get away from danger, he accidentally ran over one of Mr. Peabody's prized twin pines, leaving a lone pine. Outraged at the loss of one of his pines, Mr. Peabody continued to fire his shotgun at the DeLorean, one of his blasts blowing the Peabodys' mailbox to smithereens. Marty escaped the ranch shaken up, but unscathed.

Many years after Mr. Peabody was thrown in the County Asylum the following morning, the farm was later sold off and the remaining pine was cut down to make way for Twin Pines Mall (or Lone Pine Mall, after one of the pine trees was destroyed).

Marty noted that the ranch was a mile from Lyon Estates after the second trip to November 5, 1955.

Behind the scenes[]

  • The filming location for Twin Pines Ranch was at Golden Oak Ranch, off Placerita Road, in Newhall, California. It was previously used by Disney for filming and access is restricted.