Death Valley, CA Trails and Parks

Death Valley has 93 trails in the vicinity, including 88 hiking trails and 3 for off-highway drives. These trails range from 0.5 to 36.6 miles in length. The most popular trails are Death Valley National Park Area Campgrounds, Steel Pass Drive and Desolation Canyon. Trails.com member Trudy N. recently completed Telescope Peak Trail.
  • BadwaterView Trail Details

    5 Reviews

    Death Valley, CA

    • Hiking  
    •  Easy
    •  Under 1 hour
    •  1 miles
    •  Guide

    This is a perfectly flat hike on a boardwalk that leads you onto the salt flats at the hottest and lowest point in the United States and the ...

  • Ubehebe and Little Hebe CratersView Trail Details

    4 Reviews

    Death Valley, CA

    • Hiking  
    •  Easy to Moderate
    •  1-2 hours
    •  1.5 miles
    •  Guide

    These volcanic craters are a fascinating geology lesson on the forces that helped form Death Valley. A short loop hike around the large Ubehebe ...

  • Mosaic CanyonView Trail Details

    4 Reviews

    Death Valley, CA

    • Hiking  
    •  Moderate
    •  2-3 hours
    •  4 miles
    •  Guide

    Mosaic Canyon is a showcase of geologic wonder, so hiking into the canyon is like walking into a museum. Patterned walls of multicolored rock ...

  • Natural BridgeView Trail Details

    4 Reviews

    Death Valley, CA

    • Hiking  
    •  Easy
    •  1 to 2 hours
    •  2 miles
    •  Guide

    A gently sloped canyon leads to a natural bridge that arches over the canyon bottom. The geological phenomena—faults, slip faulting, chutes and ...

  • Titus Canyon NarrowsView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Death Valley, CA

    • Hiking  
    •  Difficult
    •  13 miles
    •  Guide

    Titus Canyon contains the most popular backcountry road in the park. The rough four-wheel-drive road is also popular as a hiking route. And ...

  • Golden Canyon/Gower Gulch LoopView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Death Valley, CA

    • Hiking  
    •  Moderate
    •  3-5 hours
    •  6.5 miles
    •  Guide

    This fascinating journey through geologic time passes by rocks of different ages as the elevation increases, then loops back down to the floor ...

  • Echo Canyon DriveView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Death Valley, CA

    • Off-Highway Drives  
    •  3 hours
    •  19 miles
    •  Guide

    Narrow and serpentine Echo Canyon, where gold was discovered in 1905, is convenient for travelers who want to sample backroading in Death Valley ...

  • Ibex Sand DunesView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Death Valley, CA

    • Hiking  
    •  Easy
    •  2-4 hours
    •  5 miles
    •  Guide

    These remote sand dunes in a spectacular wilderness setting rise more than 150 feet and are trapped against rugged hills in the extreme southeastern ...

  • Dante's View and PeakView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Death Valley, CA

    • Hiking  
    •  Easy
    •  Under 1 hour
    •  1 miles
    •  Guide

    This short, easy hike offers magnificent panoramic views of the highest and lowest points in the continental United States. Surrounded by some ...

  • Harmony Borax WorksView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Death Valley, CA

    • Hiking  
    •  Easy
    •  Under 1 hour
    •  1 miles
    •  Guide

    This short hike on a loop trail leads to a historic nineteenth-century industrial site on the valley floor. There are interpretive signs along ...

  • Salt CreekView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Death Valley, CA

    • Hiking  
    •  Easy
    •  Under 1 hour
    •  0.5 miles
    •  Guide

    This is a nature trail on a boardwalk along Salt Creek features unique vegetation and wildlife, such as pickleweed, salt grass, and endemic Salt ...

  • Pyramid Canyon TrailView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Death Valley, CA

    • Hiking  
    •  Moderate
    •  2 to 3 hours
    •  4 miles
    •  Guide

    This is an easily accessible, waterless, out-and-back canyon hike with layered colorbanded mountains. The mountains close into a narrow, dark ...

  • Monarch Canyon/MineView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Death Valley, CA

    • Hiking  
    •  Easy
    •  2-3 hours
    •  3 miles
    •  Guide

    This out-and-back hike leads you down a rocky canyon in the Funeral Mountains to an 80-foot dry fall, a well-preserved historic stamp mill, and ...

  • Death Valley National Park Area CampgroundsView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Death Valley, CA

    •  Guide

    Named by Forty-niners who struggled across this virtually waterless furnace on the way to seek their fortunes in the California gold rush, Death ...

  • Upper Hole-in-the-Wall TrailView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Death Valley, CA

    • Hiking  
    •  Difficult
    •  6 to 8 hours
    •  11 miles
    •  Guide

    This interesting cross-country canyon trek has lots to see, from marine fossils to grand mountain vistas. Short canyon narrows, geologic wonders, ...

  • Through-Granite Canyons TrailView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Death Valley, CA

    • Hiking  
    •  Difficult
    •  8 to 10 hours
    •  15 miles
    •  Guide

    A long, challenging canyon loop in the wild, lightly visited Owlshead Mountains, these canyons take you to a remote desert range in the southern ...

  • Mesquite Springs CampgroundView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Death Valley, CA

    • Campgrounds  
    •  Guide

    On your way to Mesquite Springs, stop at the legendary Mad Greek’s Restaurant in Baker for the lunch of your life. The souvlaki is unforgettable. ...

  • Lippencott Road DriveView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Death Valley, CA

    • Off-Highway Drives  
    •  1 hour
    •  6.8 miles
    •  Guide

    Long ago an access road to the old Lippencott lead mine, at the south end of Racetrack Valley, this is today a narrow and eroded single-lane ...

  • Steel Pass DriveView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Death Valley, CA

    • Off-Highway Drives  
    •  4-5 hours
    •  36.6 miles
    •  Guide

    Just getting to either the northern starting point, at massive Eureka Dunes, or the southern starting point, in isolated Saline Valley, is a ...

  • Surprise Canyon to Panamint CityView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Death Valley, CA

    • Hiking  
    •  Difficult
    •  4-7 hours
    •  13 miles
    •  Guide

    The hike to the ghost town of Panamint City follows a year-round canyon stream through a lengthy, dramatic canyon. Contemporary mining activity ...

  • Telescope PeakView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Death Valley, CA

    • Hiking  
    •  Difficult
    •  7-10 hours
    •  14 miles
    •  Guide

    The trek to Telescope Peak is a strenuous all-day hike to the highest point in the park. From here you have spectacular vistas made even more ...

  • Wildrose PeakView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Death Valley, CA

    • Hiking  
    •  Difficult
    •  4-6 hours
    •  8.4 miles
    •  Guide

    The Wildrose Trail takes you to a high Panamint summit from which the highest (Mount Whitney) and lowest (Badwater) land in the lower forty-eight ...

  • Little Bridge CanyonView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Death Valley, CA

    • Hiking  
    •  Difficult
    •  3-4 hours
    •  7 miles
    •  Guide

    As its name suggests, this canyon has a natural bridge, as well as an arch. The hike can be done as either a loop or an out and back across a ...

  • Ubehebe PeakView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Death Valley, CA

    • Hiking  
    •  Difficult
    •  3-5 hours
    •  6.2 miles
    •  Guide

    Ubehebe Peak is one of the few Death Valley peaks largely accessible by trail. The steep out-and-back hike leads to a remote peak in the southern ...

  • Palmer CanyonView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Death Valley, CA

    • Hiking  
    •  Difficult
    •  6-8 hours
    •  9.6 miles
    •  Guide

    Palmer Canyon is a complementary blend of its better-known neighbors to the south and north: Fall and Red Wall Canyons. With colorful badlands, ...