Looking for a great trail in Death Valley National Park, California? AllTrails has 80 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.

I am an experienced ultra runner and I was pretty worried about running this as it seemed many said the trail was hard to follow. We started out clockwise and it was very pleasant running through the canyon on the Jeep Road. Eventually we came to an area where the road ended and there was some awesome single track. We found it pretty easy to follow the trail until we started to make the right turn around the mountain. Just keep your eye on the single track as it goes up the ridge on the right and then back down and crosses over the creek to some technical single track with light scrambling. There is also a right turn going up after you leave the canyon that we almost missed. We were so impressed with the views but found the slog of continued climbing pretty tough. We lost the single track for a while but I used this app to find our way. Once we reached the high point we were pretty ecstatic as the next section was fun downhill single track...it was also easy to lose to we had to keep checking the map here to make sure we were on the right path. Once we hit the next canyon it was super fun and easy going. There is one place where it seemed we have to make a crazy down climb but we found single track on our left and went around it. Such a super fun and beautiful route. We competed the whole loop in 8 hours. I had a banana, some dates, a Spring Energy gel, and a vegan burrito and a 2.5 liter water bladder. Can’t wait to do it again!

on Gower Gulch Loop Trail

hiking
1 day ago

great, not too difficult. gower is mostly wide flood channel. short section of narrow, steep slots. it's fun.

hiking
1 day ago

After a few days in the desert, this is a great change of pace. Easy walk, lovely trees, and beautiful falls

hiking
icy
off trail
rocky
scramble
snow
2 days ago

beautiful hike even though we had to climb the last half mile in deep snow. worth it!

We hiked the loop around the rim with a side jaunt to Little Hebe then went down the big crater. Tough slog back up - use the longer less steep trail. Beautiful!

hiking
3 days ago

I’ve never seen rocks like this. Definitely worth the trip even if you don’t get past the first boulder fall. I stopped there and still was amazed.

hiking
4 days ago

360 views. A lot of hiking trails off the main path. Easy to access. For pictures and information about this trail and many more follow me on Instagram @nathan_vanengen

Closed. For other options in Death Valley and the surrounding area follow me on Instagram @nathan_vanengen

Easy walking trail with a paved road and parking lot. A lot of tourists so we had to hike out some distance to get some photos. There is water farther out. Fun to say you've been to the lowest point in North America. For pictures and information on this trail and many more follow me on Instagram @nathan_vanengen

Great western throwback with a paved road. Some buildings are fenced off due to them not being safe. The train station is privately owned but it was open when I went. Mines everywhere. Look for the signs of a shootout at the jail. For photos and information about this trail and many more follow me on Instagram @nathan_vanengen

hiking
off trail
rocky
4 days ago

We've hiked this multiple times, only did it perfectly once. First time hiked lots of wrong canyons until we found a cairn and followed it down into the correct canyon. Park at mile marker 89 and start walking towards the power lines and follow them towards the left. When you get about even with the hill below you with some equipment on it, look towards the canyons for the red wall. Although it looks like you need to drop into a canyon to get there, don't veer off to drop down. Just keep walking towards the red canyon and you'll get there. Once in the canyon, there's shade and the going is easier. Interesting geology. When you see a head height wall of dirt to the right and plants to the left, you're almost there. You walk up a large smooth rock, turn a corner, and there's the bridge (arch). We usually eat here and then turn back. Once sun goes behind the mountain walls, can get chilly. Because of the footing, (it is an alluvial fan), even downhill to your car takes a while.

Nice walk in the dunes. We reached when it’s almost getting dark and it’s cloudy. I had a complete different experience than before

Amazing oasis in death valley. A small stream with little pupfish and we expected to see rabbits but we didn’t find any. But the scenery along the trail is picture perfect.

walking
5 days ago

Short and informative walk with views of 20 mule drive on the background.

walking
5 days ago

Small and short distance form the parking. Icing on the top kind of point. Very beautiful and completely different geological formations on each side

scenic driving
5 days ago

Awesome drive and did small hikes in between to see the color closely. I always love this drive no matter how many times i did it before.

You won’t get it to see it 100% unless you don’t walk all the way in. It really looks like a frozen lake. Beautiful view with the mountains behind it and totally worth to take some time aside and do this.

rocky
scramble
5 days ago

small waterfall but beautiful. Trail isn’t marked but no matter what path you take we end up at the same place. I missed this in my previous visits but worth it.

hiking
no shade
off trail
rocky
washed out
6 days ago

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