Looking for a great trail in Death Valley National Park, California? AllTrails has 79 great hiking trails, mountain biking 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 36 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.

We drove the trail, because we didn’t know where to stop till the sign “No Motor Vehicles Past this Point”. We camped there. Hiked till the bolder that blocked the path and turned back. The next morning, we found around around it, we went about 1 mile further. Had a great time. Do it. You’ll enjoy it.

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11 hours ago

Tough day hike. The books say that if you summit the peak, the views are amazing. We stopped at the saddle, and the views were amazing of Saline Valley and Racetrack Playa. BTW, go the the third turn out for the racetrack to see “real” tracks. They’re real. You can see the difference between them and the fake tracks at Grandstands. But, we stopped at the saddle, and it was great. DO IT, it’s a struggle, but worth it.

Nice but quick trail. You can’t get lost, just follow the town’s only water supply to the source. The water fall at the end was a nice surprise. Rumor says if you climb the falls, there are a few other falls that are beautiful, but we did not try, still a nice little trail.

❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ 3 slot canyons

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rocky
1 day ago

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scramble
2 days ago

Amazing trail. My first hike in Death Valley. Started around noon with a friend and kept quite a good pace, getting to the top in just under 3 hours. Peak had amazing views, although we had some clouds. We were the only ones at the top, so cooked lunch in all peace. Got back down in just over 2 hours, so overall hiking time was 5 hours and the full hike about 6 hours. Getting to the trailhead by a car was a bit bumpy, so reserve enough time and patience for the last 3 miles.

hiking
6 days ago

Great trail! Not too busy we enjoyed the gorgeous views at the top and along the way. Started off about 9 am 36 degrees and finished around 4 eating lunch at the top. Not too cold perfect weather conditions. Trail is beautiful we even saw 2 deer!! Super rad I would highly recommend it was definitely more that 12 miles tho. It’s exactly 7 from the beginning of the trail head so 14 miles round trip. Really enjoyed the meadow on the way up.

Pretty cool. Hot though, still in October. Lick the salt I dare you

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rocky
8 days ago

What an amazing hike! So many different coloured rocks and cool little micro mountains to climb!

Such a cool spot not really a trail to say the least but it’s very choose your own adventure I suggest climbing the tallest sand dune that way you can see everything!

hiking
13 days ago

Amazing views and no problem for my 10 year old.

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16 days ago

Gorgeous views. Paved path with toilets in the parking lot.

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18 days ago

We started at the bottom of wildrose trail, because we had no 4x4. 9 hours out and back, 1500 meters to climb and probably around 30 km. Better to start at Mahogany flat if possible. Really difficult hike, but wonderful! Trail is really narrow: you better watch your steps, especially on the way back when you are tired. It was mid-September : 2 liters of water per person, between 15 and 25°C in the air, and plenty of sunscreen.

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rocky
23 days ago

Totally worth it! We camped at the trailhead, Mahogany Flat, left the next morning at sun up. 4½ hours up, 2½ hours down, BEAUTIFUL views all the way, not just at the top. We brought 3 liters of water each and used it all. We were the first ones up at the peak and only passed 15 or so folks on the way down. Not bad for a September Saturday in a Nat'l park.

Fantastic experience at sunset

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27 days ago

Definitely worthwhile for stunning views

Easy walk. Very interesting to walk on salt. Go at sunset

Fantastic hike. Don’t miss out on the red cathedral. It was probably the highlight.

hiking
28 days ago

Once you get up there I found a couple of cool slot canyons - one super long and another with a couple of 7 ft arches to walk through. Very cool!

Nice short hike, and short is best in Death Valley.

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29 days ago

Awesome hike and incredible views. Got on the trail by 9am and back to car by 5pm. The trail is actually 14 miles round trip. Measured it on my iwatch. Worth a day to do the trek.

Loved the views!!!! Loved the hike but fair warning it says it was 5.8 miles from Zabriskie point with the golden canyon and Gower glutch trail but when I recorded it was over seven miles! Went early in the day but because it was longer than stated did not finish until after 12. Take loads of water and do not play with the heat, it’s brutal.

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no shade
1 month ago

Like many have said before, this isn't a hike, but a photo op. After driving down the very rough, but flat, road, you end up at the golf course. Good luck finding your ball in this fairway! The formations are amazing. When we were there, there was a ranger talking about the formations and noted that there was lots of water just below the surface, the hard, hard surface. In the distance, to the southeast of the parking area, there was a hole drilled in the surface to the underground water. You can walk to it, but once you see the surface of this place, you'll probably decide to pass, like we did, so your legs won't be sliced and diced on the sharp shards of mineral formations. Another gem in DV.

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no shade
1 month ago

Nice little jaunt on the way to Artist's Palette. Walking up to the top of this little ridge provides some great views of Badwater to the south and Telescope Peak to the west. Another amazing viewpoint of DV to go with all the others. However, you won't be alone. There are always tons of people in this area. If you want solitude, this is not your spot.

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