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    Badwater Trail

    Death Valley, California

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    North Liberty, IA
    Pathfinder | 152 pts
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    2/20/2011
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    Granger, UT
    Trailblazer | 802 pts
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    3/17/2010
    Probably the most touristy spot I saw in the valley but still worth seeing.
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    Crowley Lake, CA
    Adventurer | 495 pts
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    3/11/2009
    Short walk out on to the salt flats from the parking lot. 282 feet below sea level. Very interesting salt formations, with Telescope Peak looking down on you from ovver 11,000 feet on the west side of the basin. Nice for the sights, it is a must-go, but definitely not a hike!
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    Waukegan, IL
    Adventurer | 331 pts
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    8/19/2008
    Badwater basin is a focal point in Death Valley, but don't believe many people cavort here as the review says, this is an extremely hot & unforgiving region & families should absolutely not think this would be physically pleasant. The day I visited the basin there were 40MPH sustained winds, sand pelting your exposed skin in a hard painful way, whiteout conditions on the road due to the blowing sand storm where visibiltiy was 20-50 feet at best, and all of this not mentioning the excessive heat at all. Enjoy the salt flats & the Basin, but always respect mother nature, people should not entertain hiking very long of far at all, it is dangerous.
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    Diamond Valley, UT
    Pathfinder | 170 pts
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    3/13/2007
    Review Submitted by Bill & Teresa Kettler

    Very beautiful and interesting area, The actual lowest point (-282 feet) is located several miles from the road and is not easily accessible - in fact its position varies, but a sign in front of the pool proclaims it too to have an elevation of -282 feet, and it is here that everyone comes to take photographs. An enlarged parking area and other new facilities were constructed in fall 2003 to cope with the ever increasing visitor numbers at the site.
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    Maclean, VA
    Adventurer | 290 pts
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    3/1/2006
    Short, no challenge, but need to experience the quiet.
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    Trail Information

    Death Valley
    Nearby City
    Kid-friendly
    Accessibility
    2.5
    Distance
    Minimal
    Elevation Gain
    Out-and-back
    Trail Type
    Easy
    Skill Level
    0.5 to 1.5 hours
    Duration
    Year-round, very hot in summer
    Season
    -275 feet
    Trailhead Elevation
    -280 feet
    Top Elevation
    Death Valley National Park
    Local Contacts
    USGS Badwater, Devils Golf Course
    Local Maps

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