Telescope Peak

Trona, California

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Highest point in Death Valley National Park. It offers wildflowers— and great views of the Panamints, Sierra Nevada, and Death Valley. The only thing better than watching the sun set behind Telescope Peak from the hot pool at Furnace Creek is looking at that scene knowing that you stood on the summit just a short while ago. This is a hike of contrasts, winding and revealing different terrain as you go, the expanse of Death Valley visible the whole way.
Climbing California's Mountains

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Climbing California's Mountains

by Jay Anderson (Falcon Guides)

Highest point in Death Valley National Park. It offers wildflowers— and great views of the Panamints, Sierra Nevada, and Death Valley. The only thing better than watching the sun set behind Telescope Peak from the hot pool at Furnace Creek is looking at that scene knowing that you stood on the summit just a short while ago. This is a hike of contrasts, winding and revealing different terrain as you go, the expanse of Death Valley visible the whole way.

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Activity Type: Climbing
Nearby City: Trona
Distance: 14
Elevation Gain: 2,929 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate to Difficult
Class: Class 2
Season: Best April through November, later depending on snow conditions
Trailhead Elevation: 8,120 feet
Top Elevation: 11,049 feet
Local Contacts: Death Valley National Park
Local Maps: Southern California Atlas and Gazetteer; USGS Telescope Peak
Driving Directions: Directions to Telescope Peak

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May 2018