Titus Canyon Trail

MODERATE 8 reviews
#11 of 42 trails in

Titus Canyon Trail is a 23.7 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Death Valley, CA that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from October until April. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

23.7 miles 5104 feet Point to Point

dog friendly


mountain biking

nature trips

off road driving

scenic driving


wild flowers


off road driving
10 months ago

This drive is worth doing for the scenery. If you expect a 4x4 trail then you will be disappointed. The road is rocky and bumpy but if you stay on the tire tracks you will be fine. The road is mild enough to enjoy the vistas and not have to worry about serious obstacles. I didn't see any need to switch into 4 Wheel Drive on the road. Sit back and enjoy the amazing views. I look forward to doing this on a mountain bike.

off road driving
11 months ago

The narrows are beautiful!!

Definitely a worthwhile trip. The scenery is outstanding and its a great #4/5 (high easy/low moderate) road for a great intro to Death Valley. I took my FJ Cruiser through here in High-4 mode and it was easy-peasy. Saw some non-4x4 passenger vehicles struggling with the rockier portions of the road. Not sure how they made it past Leadfield as there were some serious holes in the rock portion that my FJ filled with 3/4 of a tire. I would have pretty ticked off if one of them had gotten stuck in front of me going down the grade. Its a one way road (for good reason) and it would have been a nightmare trying to go backwards on the trail.. very few opportunities for two cars to pass each other.

Expect soft sandy beds, rocky downgrades, big holes, and lots of rockfall.

off road driving
1 year ago

Listen to the Planet Earth soundtrack while driving! It will make the experience even more epic.

off road driving
2 years ago

I love, love, love Titus Canyon. If you're driving this, it is a 26-mile off-road trip that takes you through gorgeous desert country and ends with stunning high canyons on either side of the road. It's a must see for any trip to Death Valley--just be sure to check the road conditions with the park rangers to ensure that your high axle vehicle won't get stuck; also be sure to know how to change a tire because flat tires can happen any time on these back roads. You can also hike Titus Canyon, but hey, why hike it when there's this awesome 26-mile one way dirt road that offers you so much!! Not for the faint of heart, and not for the family sedan. And as always in the desert, travel with tons of water in your car and some food.

off road driving
3 years ago

One way road has hair pin turns and sheer drop offs; not recommended for those who can't handle that. Spectacular scenery.

off road driving
4 years ago

This is a great introductory off-road experience that will make you want to do more 4x4ing. The road itself is in good enough condition that a passenger could make it, but it would seem like a bad idea afterward. The road itself crosses over red pass which is a good stopping point with a nice vista. Then drops into the leadfield area which is littered with abandoned mines. The ghost town of leadfield is nothing more than a couple run down buildings. Then the drive through titus canyon is amazing, especially the narrows toward the mouth of the canyon. Great drive. Highly recommended.

scenic driving
4 years ago

Incredible driving adventure with narrow passageways and steep cliffs.

5 years ago

Death Valley offers breathtaking desert scenery, and fantastic hiking in the early spring. This canyon was especially beautiful. Located close to the entrance of the park, hikers in the canyon can enjoy spectacular views of the valley below.