Coffin Peak

Stovepipe Wells, California 92384

Coffin Peak

Coffin Peak Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"This view-filled hike, recommended for hikers with routefinding experience, leads to a mile-high summit in the Black Mountains near Dante’s View. Experienced hikers driving to Dante’s View are urged to take the easy cross-country jaunt to Coffin Peak, where equally unforgettable vistas can be enjoyed in solitude from this fine vantage point atop the Black Mountains.This seldom-trod route is not particularly notable for wildflowers, but some desert trumpet and Indian paintbrush adorn the trail. This hike may entice you to return for extended treks in the Black Mountains. Water sources are virtually nonexistent, and it is necessary to cache water along the crestline route. A southbound trek along the Black Mountains’ crest offers endless panoramas, a true desert wilderness experience, and access to old mine ruins, including the mining-boom camp of Furnace.The Greenwater Road offers easy access to hikers establishing water caches."

Coffin Peak Trip Reports

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As a estiblished trail Coffin Peak basicly nolonger exists.

I was able to find my way to Coffin peak with no problems. But if you are looking for well define/marked trail don't count on this one. If you looking for hike that you can make your own way, then go for it.

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Trail Information

Stovepipe Wells
Nearby City
303 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
1 to 1.5 hours
Best October through May
5,200 feet
Trailhead Elevation
5,503 feet
Top Elevation
Death Valley National Park
Local Contacts
USGS Dante's View
Local Maps