Badwater Basin Salt Flats Trail

EASY 75 reviews

Badwater Basin Salt Flats Trail is a 1.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Death Valley, California that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from October until March.

DISTANCE
1.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
13 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

wildlife

rocky

no dogs

Hike to the lowest point in the US.

hiking
20 days ago

hiking
22 days ago

hiking
27 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

Neat place to go! Always want to see it! Not much of a hike but worth it! 9-20-17

hiking
3 months ago

3 months ago

Worth it mostly because it's the lowest point in the US. You can walk out to the middle, but the scenery doesn't change.

3 months ago

Beautiful

3 months ago

walking
4 months ago

This is your chance to say you've been at the lowest point in the US! You don't have to walk all the way to the center, if you don't want to, to get the gist. Take some close-up photos of the salt honeycomb surface; they turn out really cool! On your return, be sure to look up at the cliff to see the "Sea Level" sign -- that's when you really realize how far below sea level you are.

hiking
4 months ago

4 months ago

very neat place. Bring water, it's very hot!

walking
4 months ago

5 months ago

5 months ago

go out very far to get past the people and actually see the polygonal salt structures

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

5 months ago

6 months ago

Short flat trail, but wear a hat, take water. The heat will get to you quick out here

hiking
6 months ago

It gets unbearably hot, so try to do this earlier in the day. There is not much of a scenic difference, since the area is a large open space, but it is definitely worth visiting. Do not need to spend more than 30 minutes here.