Salt Creek Interpretive Trail and Beyond

Death Valley, California

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A nature trail on a boardwalk along Salt Creek features pupfish, pickleweed, and salt grass. Extend the interpretive hike by heading up the creek or high on the nearby ridge. Salt Creek Interpretive Trail is a fully accessible, lollipop-shaped boardwalk hike, with trailside signs providing interpretive information. The extended hike continues up Salt Creek beyond the boardwalk. There is a beach-like quality to the short hike, not only due to the boardwalk designed to protect this delicate habitat, but also due to the aroma of saltwater and the salt grass and pickleweed growing in dense clumps on the sandy stream banks.
Hiking Death Valley National Park

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Hiking Death Valley National Park

by Bill and Polly Cunningham (Falcon Guides)

A nature trail on a boardwalk along Salt Creek features pupfish, pickleweed, and salt grass. Extend the interpretive hike by heading up the creek or high on the nearby
ridge. Salt Creek Interpretive Trail is a fully accessible, lollipop-shaped boardwalk hike, with trailside signs providing interpretive information.

The extended hike continues up Salt Creek beyond the boardwalk. There is a beach-like quality to the short hike, not only due to the boardwalk designed to protect this delicate habitat, but also due to the aroma of saltwater and the salt grass and pickleweed growing in dense clumps on the sandy stream banks.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Death Valley
Distance: 4
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy to Moderate
Duration: 1-3 hours
Season: Best season: November through April
Local Contacts: Furnace Creek Visitor Center; (760) 786-3200; www.nps.gov/deva
Local Maps: NPS Death Valley Visitors Map; Trails Illustrated Death Valley National Park Map; USGS Beatty Junction-CA (Salt Creek Nature Trail), and Grotto Canyon-CA for longer hikes
Driving Directions: Directions to Salt Creek Interpretive Trail and Beyond

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