Tahquitz Peak via South Ridge Trail

Tahquitz Peak via South Ridge Trail

Miles Elevation Gain (ft) The South Ridge Trail to Tahquitz Peak is one of the most rewarding trails in the San Jacinto area. The moderately strenuous hike up provides epic views down to the Desert Divide, a clear view of San Jacinto Peak, and a chance to explore the...
Telescope Peak

Telescope Peak

Miles Elevation Gain (ft) The hike to Telescope Peak takes you along an exposed ridge line through starkly beautiful and windswept terrain. You pass by pinyon pine, juniper, and 3,000 year old bristlecone pine trees before topping out at 11,049 ft. The summit views...
Zabriskie Point

Zabriskie Point

Miles One of the classic views of Death Valley National Park, Zabriskie Point gives an expansive view over the badlands of Golden Canyon and Gower Gulch.  Best viewed at either sunrise (my personal favorite) or sunset, this hike, more of a short walk, is easily...
Golden Canyon & Gower Gulch Loop

Golden Canyon & Gower Gulch Loop

Miles Elevation Gain (ft) The Golden Canyon & Gower Gulch Loop takes you through beautiful badlands that are the remnants of an ancient lakebed.  The colorful layers (or strata) are a visual clue to the different geological deposits that surround you as you hike....
Eureka Dunes

Eureka Dunes

Miles If you crave a wilderness experience of solitude, silence, and stark beauty, than the Eureka Dunes, in the remote Eureka Valley of Death Valley National Park, are calling your name.  At more than 680 feet, they are the tallest dunes in California and the second...
Ubehebe Crater

Ubehebe Crater

Miles Elevation Gain (ft) Death Valley shows off some of its diversity with the volcanic craters know as Ubehebe and Little Hebe, which exhibit colorful erosion and a lunar-esque landscape that is an excellent side trip as you make your way to Scotty’s Castle or the...
Wildrose Peak Trail

Wildrose Peak Trail

Miles Elevation Gain (ft) Wildrose Peak Trail provides grand views of Death Valley to the east and Panamint Valley to the west.  It is a somewhat strenuous hike that can be completed in half a day, and is an attractive option for those looking to gain some perspective...
Mosaic Canyon

Mosaic Canyon

Miles Elevation Gain (ft) Not far from Stovepipe Wells, Mosaic Canyon is a moderate hike where you choose how far you want to go.  With wide washes, sections of narrow canyon with marbled walls, and even some dry falls to scramble up and over, there is a lot to like...
Mesquite Flat Dunes

Mesquite Flat Dunes

Miles The most popular and accessible dune system in the park, the Mesquite Dunes are an adult sand box where the trail is wherever you walk and you can go as far as your heart desires.  Not to be missed, the dunes are an excellent spot to walk the sunrise or set or...
Badwater Basin Salt Flats

Badwater Basin Salt Flats

Miles Chances are that if you have heard of Death Valley, you know about the salt flats in Badwater Basin.  With an elevation of -282 ft below sea level, it is the lowest place in North America and well worth a visit – even if it is just to say you have survived...

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