Looking for a great trail in Death Valley National Park, California? AllTrails has 77 great hiking trails, trail running trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 33 moderate trails in Death Valley National Park ranging from 0.8 to 165.9 miles and from -246 to 7,582 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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Hottest, Driest, Lowest: A superlative desert of streaming sand dunes, snow-capped mountains, multicolored rock layers, water-fluted canyons and 3 million acres of wilderness. Full of nature and history, there are endless activities in the park. About the size of the state of Connecticut, one can spend weeks exploring Death Valley and only scratch the surface of what there is to see and do.

Heck yes!

hiking
1 day ago

Nice but underwhelming

hiking
1 day ago

Do it. But a little overrated

hiking
1 day ago

Beautiful view of the valley. Dig it

hiking
1 day ago

Great spot for photos. Get ready for crowds.

Not much to see but the nature here is impressive, the composition of the dried terrain is very outstanding.

hiking
1 day ago

Short hike, but very interesting, love the colorful rocks and the weather on may.

Its a nice trail very unique formations of nature.

Road to get there was a little rough. We went at 6am so nobody there the whole way, tall canyon so even in hot days there will be shade. If the bridge is the only thing u want to see you only have to go half way.

hiking
3 days ago

A must see. If you can go for sunset. Best views then. Especially if you like photography. Lots of people at sunset thou. And there was 2 people flying drones.

hiking
no shade
3 days ago

Nice salt flats, take water and go early. It gets really hot.

decent but as usual , everything locked down in this country because of vandals

hiking
4 days ago

Easy and splendid!

Easy but long when it's too hot, beautiful place

hiking
4 days ago

Beautiful point of view and relatively easy. A lot of wind and cold the day I was there but it was worth the trip!

hiking
off trail
rocky
5 days ago

This place is epic well worth the drive highly recommend for the real hot springs enthusiast

Nice trail that ends with a good view of the Red Cathedral. This trail does get a little busy. If you are looking for a quieter trail I would recommend Desolation Canyon which is about a mile further up the road. Desolation Canyon does not offer a view of Red Cathedral.

We walked to the tallest dune you can see from the parking lot. It is only just over 1 mile away. It’s easier if you follow the ridges than to just walk a straight line. It gets really hot out there so make sure you bring water.

hiking
off trail
rocky
scramble
7 days ago

I wouldn’t necessarily call this a trail, though the hike was pretty cool. Kinda of like a choose your own adventure as there are many different slot canyons you can climb out of.

Went on a loop that left to the right of the parking lot. Then just followed signs for the “badland loop”. The loop ended up being about 3 miles. Fun loop that gives you much cooler views than just the viewing point.

Very easy out and back. But the terrain is unlike anything I have ever seen. Looks like you are on a different planet. You can go as far out as you desire.

off road driving
no shade
rocky
8 days ago

Washboard king. Rough as hell and an endurance match of bumps. Come prepared and take breaks, your back will thank you.

Nicer going down than it is going up. On way down you get great views of Death Valley. There are about 3 little rocky inclines that you have to climb up / down. There is very limited shade but if it is windy the wind does subside once you are in the canyon.

Awesome trek. Was very hot, so take note of the signs - go early and take lots of water. Views were epic. Well marked. Steep at times, but manageable.

Very unique.

backpacking
no shade
14 days ago

We just came off this trail two days ago and I would not recommend this trail at this time. There are three water sources at this time... Two of the within a mile of each other. Based on recommendations we walked counter clockwise with the anticipation that there would be more water after the beginning of Cottonwood Canyon. There is no water for the last 12 miles and temperatures reached 102ish despite forecast of highs of 86. We discovered the hard way that conditions change rapidly!

Arrived at sunrise to catch the shadows around the dunes... great experience. There’s no set trail, just head north from the parking lot. The further you get into the dunes, the less the footprints are apparent.

hiking
21 days ago

Very short hike to a bit of a lookout. Helps establish the scale of this place.

Great colorful view! Not at all what I pictured Death Valley being like!

Looks just like you're in Aladdin! Short walk to a spectacular view!! Must see!

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