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Pleasant Canyon Loop Trail

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Pleasant Canyon Loop Trail is a 26.5 mile loop trail located near Death Valley, CA that offers scenic views and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for scenic driving and off road driving and is accessible year-round.

26.5 miles 6234 feet Loop

off road driving

scenic driving



Challenging route to Briggs Mine Adopt-a-Cabin A scenic, high elevation trail. Many mines and structures along the way, especially at Clair Camp. Briggs Cabin is, by far, the most elaborate and best stocked of all the Adopt-a-Cabins. Briggs and Stone cabin are maintained by volunteers (Friends of Briggs). The cabins are on private land owned by C.R. Briggs Corporation which graciously allows you to use the cabins for free. Street-legal vehicles only inside Death Valley N. P. Most of this trail is easy to moderate; however, the steepest, narrowest sections of both Pleasant Canyon and South Park Canyon are susceptible to water damage and rock movement, sometimes creating difficult conditions. When we drove the trail, stock SUVs would have had difficulty negotiating these stretches. South Park Canyon is quite steep and is always difficult going up from west to east. A narrow wooden bridge above Briggs Cabin has a weight limit of 3 tons. Large vehicles loaded with gear can easily exceed this weight limit. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO CROSS THIS BRIDGE IF YOU HAVE ANY DOUBT YOUR LOADED VEHICLE WEIGHS MORE THAN 6,000 LBS. Some tight brush in places.

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