Best Easy Day Hikes Death Valley National Park  by Bill and Polly Cunningham

Best Easy Day Hikes: Death Valley National Park Guide Book

by Bill and Polly Cunningham (Falcon Guides)
Best Easy Day Hikes Death Valley National Park  by Bill and Polly Cunningham
Best Easy Day Hikes Death Valley National Park includes concise descriptions and detailed maps for twenty easy-to-follow hikes in this popular destination in southeastern California. From the wide-open salt flats of the Badwater Basin to narrow, twisting canyons with walls that have been beautifully sculpted by wind and water, this is a surprising and wonderful place to explore. Look inside for: • Thirty-minute strolls to five-hour adventures • Hikes for everyone, including families • Mile-by-mile directions and clear trail maps • Trail Finder for best hikes for canyons, views, historic mines, and birding

© 2016 Bill and Polly Cunningham/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Trails from the "Best Easy Day Hikes: Death Valley National Park" Guide Book
Displaying trails 20 of 24.

Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 24.

Two short hikes feature spectacular views from high on the edge of the Panamint Range overlooking Death Valley. Eureka Mine provides an excellent view of a gold miner’s life in the last century. A ...
Death Valley, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.6
Close to Furnace Creek and right off the busy Artist’s Drive, this 4.5-mile outing takes you swiftly into dramatic solitude, with the vivid strata of colorful volcanic formations rising above the can ...
Death Valley, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.5
pro VIEW TRAIL GUIDE ADD TO BOOKSHELF
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 lowest elevation you can drive to in the Western Hemisphere ...
Death Valley, CA - Hiking,Walking - Trail Length: 1
This short, easy hike offers magnificent panoramic views of the highest and lowest points in the continental United States. Surrounded by some of the most dramatic and colorful relief found anywhere ...
Death Valley, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1
pro VIEW TRAIL GUIDE ADD TO BOOKSHELF
Highlights of Darwin Falls include bird-watching along a year-round desert stream, with a forked waterfall in a densely vegetated canyon gorge. The delightful moist microclimate of the falls is tuc ...
Death Valley, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.8
Desolation Canyon is a highly scenic but less crowded alternative to the nearby Golden Canyon. This short hike features moderate canyoneering to a high pass overlooking the Artist’s Drive Formation. ...
Death Valley, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.2
pro VIEW TRAIL GUIDE ADD TO BOOKSHELF
This fascinating journey through geologic time passes by rocks of different ages as the elevation increases, then loops back down to the floor of Death Valley past borax mine tunnels. The first sect ...
Death Valley, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.5
This out-and-back Tucki Mountain canyon hike winds through water-carved grottos and narrows of polished rock to a high dry fall. With careful driving, a two-wheel-drive vehicle can negotiate the road ...
Death Valley, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4
pro VIEW TRAIL GUIDE ADD TO BOOKSHELF
This short hike on a loop trail leads to a historic nineteenth-century industrial site on the valley floor. There are interpretive signs along the trail. The endless borax flats are an overwhelming si ...
Death Valley, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1
These remote sand dunes in a spectacular wilderness setting rise more than 150 feet and are trapped against rugged hills in the extreme southeastern corner of the park. From a distance the dunes appea ...
Death Valley, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 5
pro VIEW TRAIL GUIDE ADD TO BOOKSHELF
These sand dunes cover more than 14 square miles, the largest area of any of the seven major sand dunes in the park. They are also the most easily accessible from a road and very scenic with a scatter ...
Death Valley, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4
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 a desert spring with bird-watching opportunities. You ca ...
Death Valley, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
pro VIEW TRAIL GUIDE ADD TO BOOKSHELF
Mosaic Canyon is a showcase of geologic wonder, so hiking into the canyon is like walking into a museum. Patterned walls of multicolored rock and water-sculpted formations await you in this picturesqu ...
Death Valley, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4
A gently sloped canyon leads to a natural bridge that arches over the canyon bottom. The geological phenomena—faults, slip faulting, chutes and dry falls, natural arch formations—are explained at a tr ...
Death Valley, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
pro VIEW TRAIL GUIDE ADD TO BOOKSHELF
The Nemo Canyon hike takes you on a gentle downhill traverse through open desert along a wide graveled wash, bounded by low ridges and multicolored badlands, providing a pleasing contrast to nearby mo ...
Death Valley, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4
Nothing about the view from the Badwater Road suggests the surprises that await you on this canyon hike. This is a unique slot canyon carved out of conglomerate, with boulders to crawl under and climb ...
Death Valley, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.6
pro VIEW TRAIL GUIDE ADD TO BOOKSHELF
This is a nature trail on a boardwalk along Salt Creek features unique vegetation and wildlife, such as pickleweed, salt grass, and endemic Salt Creek pupfish found only here. There is an optional hik ...
Death Valley, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.5
A short stroll takes you to a desert oasis. Saratoga Spring is a spectacular surprise in the arid landscape of southern Death Valley. The spring is a mecca for fans of pupfish and many birds, incl ...
Death Valley, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1
pro VIEW TRAIL GUIDE ADD TO BOOKSHELF
The Grandstand is a high mound of dark rock contrasting dramatically within the gleaming white Racetrack Playa. A mountainous backdrop, intense isolation, and outstanding scenic views await the visito ...
Death Valley, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1
This short hike has everything going for it in a compact package. Within only 1 mile you’ll see a huge distinctive formation, a small arch, a natural bridge, and a glimpse of history thrown in for goo ...
Death Valley, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.8
pro VIEW TRAIL GUIDE ADD TO BOOKSHELF