Wildrose Peak

Olancha, California

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An easy hike from a remote trailhead, offering views of the Panamints, the Sierra, and Death Valley. Desert wildflowers and flowering cacti may also be seen. The charcoal kilns are fascinating structures and worth tarrying for. At one time this area was denuded of trees to produce charcoal. When it became impractical to transport wood here any longer, the operation moved on and the kilns were abandoned. The site has interpretive signs that tell about their history and function.

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"An easy hike from a remote trailhead, offering views of the Panamints, the Sierra, and Death Valley. Desert wildflowers and flowering cacti may also be seen. The charcoal kilns are fascinating structures and worth tarrying for. At one time this area was denuded of trees to produce charcoal. When it became impractical to transport wood here any longer, the operation moved on and the kilns were abandoned. The site has interpretive signs that tell about their history and function."

Activity Type: Climbing
Nearby City: Olancha
Distance: 8.4
Elevation Gain: 2,164 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Class: Class 2
Season: Best April through November, later depending on snow conditions
Trailhead Elevation: 6,900 feet
Top Elevation: 9,064 feet
Local Contacts: Death Valley National Park
Local Maps: Southern California Atlas and Gazetteer; USGS Wildrose Peak
Driving Directions: Directions to Wildrose Peak

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May 2018