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hiking
13 hours ago

Not really a hike but you can get up and down in about 5 minutes. It’s has great views though.

Very easy walk that you have to do if you are in Death Valley. Lowest point in US!

If you want a slow beginning and then a harder but beautiful end, take the trail in a clockwise direction, taking Gower gulch to Golden canyon.

This hike is spectacular! The views the entire time are amazing! The sun was setting the last mile of my hike and it created the most beautiful scenery. Do not come
to Death Valley and skip this!

Fairly easy hiking. Amazing views. Otherworldly looking into the volcano.

hiking
18 days ago

Very easy. We went right before sunrise. Absolutely beautiful. Highly recommend during sunrise.

El viaje fue muy increíble y este lugar es encantador, el blanco de la sal es tan bonito, es un buen lugar para fotos, lo recomiendo mucho.

A beautiful exploration of death and nothingness (except for the incredible wealth of geological amazingness). Go early so it’s quiet since it’s the most popular in the park. Take the offshoot to red cathedral and climb all the way up, if you like to boulder, loop it and climb down. Favorite part is the last 1/4 of it (I started clockwise) where you hit the gulch, which is really just beautiful. Definitely do this trail while you’re there it’s a trip.

This hike will have ya sayin ooohbabybaaaby even tho it’s pronounced yuubeebee and little heebee just a tip. It’s dope, honestly the highlight is little hebe once you get up on the ridge a bit away from it. You can see the full crater shape and it’s just gorgeous. The larger crater is a giant hole in the ground. Hike down and back up if you hate yourself. Scotty’s Castle is closed atm so I’d only do this one if you’ve already seen all the big hits in the park since it’ll take you 2 hours round trip of driving to get to it. If you have a serious 4x4 there’s the racetrack up there, but I wasn’t even tryna see if my crappy Outback could make it over those crazy Death Valley roads.

We did this hike first thing in the morning, and had Gower Gulch to ourselves. Golden canyon was so crowded until you get to red cathedral then we had it to ourselves again! By the time we got back to our car at Zabriskie point that parking lot was packed. So go early and hang in there because the whole loop is awesome! It has a little bit of everything-rock scrambling, colorful rocks, high canyon walls, some flat easy walking as well as some ups and downs, and fantastic views!

I loved this hike because it was not crowded! We saw maybe 2 people during the very busy week after Christmas. The colors of the rocks change with the sunlight and shadows and I realized that the multi colored rocks are not isolated to the artist palette area! It was very windy at the top which made it challenging, yet all the more surreal. Definitely a hike that can make you feel small in the world!!

Great feeling

Hiked in April 2018. If you are in DVNP then you have to visit Badwater Basin - the lowest point in the US. The walk is easy and flat - the adventure for us were the winds - winds that held us up as we leaned in and made visiting the pit toilets an adventure.

Hiked in April 2018. The sand dunes are another must see in DVNP. You feel like you are in another world. Walking in sand can be a challenge and the wind was fierce along the way. We were covered from head to toe with a layer of sand by the end of the hike. Bandanas and sunglasses were a must.

Great experience! The salt flats were incredible and there was great light for photos

hiking
29 days ago

I was going to give this a 3-star review as there wasn’t much to see in the 2-mile hike in other than unspectacular canyon walls. The isolation, as mentioned by others, is nice but not a game changer in it of itself. What is a game changer is the view at the end overlooking Artist’s Drive. There’s a hiker-created trail past the official trail that goes another several hundred feet up the mountain. “That” view is spectacular. If you stop at the end of the trail marked on this map, you’ve probably did yourself a disservice.

Like the devil's golf course, this was a truly unique landscape. I ended up walking the .8 miles out to the end of the path

1 month ago

Climb sand dunes is always fun. Easy access, and be careful with sun even in winter.

Not a hike but a great view

hiking
1 month ago

It was one of my best trail in this park.

1 month ago

high reward and payoff for a nealy nonexistent hike. amazing view

spent the morning on the dunes for the sunrise a couple weeks ago and ended up walking around aimlessly for longer and farther than I intended. got some cool pics while heading out to one of the bigger dunes in the distance. dunes look cool even when viewing from a distance

The road to the trail is closed for the next 5-6 months FYI. I didn't read about it anywhere beforehand so I was a little disappointed. you can still walk to it but it is like 9 miles total and I didnt have time for the extra hike

off road driving
2 months ago

Was a nice trail for the most part it was pretty easy with my 4runner with a 3" lift and 33" ko2 tires. Their was a gate keeper to the loop which is right before this trail starts. But we took our time and made it up Pick a good line And the more clearance you have the easier you will have. Fun day

hiking
2 months ago

Be aware that the road leading to the trail head is currently closed. Walked a little over 2 miles from HWY 190 just to get to the trail head. As far as the hikes goes. Pretty basic - nothing that exciting. If you have time you'd be better off spending time in the dunes or badlands - Golden Canyon, just my opinion. The upside is that since the road is closed there is no one in the canyon. We only saw 4 people in about 3-4 hours;

Absolutely beautiful hike. Decent incline near Zabriski Point. if you dont want to have to start or end you hiking with the heavier incline I recommend starting at the Golden Canyon parking lot and hiking the loop around. The view from Red Cathedral is an absolute must see!

off road driving
2 months ago

Your passenger car (or Subaru) will NOT make it through here. Your stock SUV may not make it through here. There is one legit rock wall to climb over that you need a lot of ground clearance and good tires to provide traction.

Really neat! Go to the end for the best pictures...less mud in the cool crystal formations. And less people! Hiked 1.7 miles round trip.

Here is the lowest point in North America, and is probably the most popular roadside spot in DVNP. One can view the area from the roadside overlook, or hike .5 mile trail can be taken out onto the salt flat itself. there are also some saline pools near the trailhead/overlook. Very unique spot in a very unique National Park. Just be prepared for the heat, even outside of summer!

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