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Dante's View Trail [CLOSED]

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Death Valley National Park

Dante's View Trail is a 1.6 kilometer moderately 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 and walking and is best used from October until June.

Distance: 1.6 km Elevation Gain: 68 m Route Type: Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

walking

views

wildlife

closed

no shade

no dogs

This trail is experiencing full or partial closure due to COVID-19. Please see the open trails nearby for alternate hiking options. End of the road rocky half-mile hike to sweeping views at Dante's View. The most breathtaking viewpoint in park, mountain-top overlook is 5000 ft above the inferno of Death Valley. From the parking lot, hike along the ridge either direction. Hike a half mile to the right from parking lot to first summit (Dante's View 5475 ft.) for spectacular vistas and cool place to escape summer heat. You can keep going to Mt. Perry which is 4 miles one way, but be careful of the heat.

hiking
no shade
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

The classic Star Wars view. You don’t need to do the entirety of what’s listed here in Alltrails to get the best view. Simply walk 500ft south of the parking lot and you’ll get the full breadth of the valley. Do keep in mind that it is MUCH colder than it is in the valley floor up here. It was 32 degrees at about 7:00AM… in March! I was a little underwhelmed by it, but I think it's because I'd done Telescope Peak before that and I thought the view of Death Valley from there was significantly more jawdropping.

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no shade
rocky
3 months ago

This was one of my favorite spots in Death Valley. The views of Badwater Basin below are incredible. It’s an easy hike and well worth the time to make the stop here.

hiking
no shade
rocky
3 months ago

Great view of all of the Death Valley and the surrounding mountains. Easy hike with a great pay off

hiking
4 months ago

Who said this was closed? It was not when I went, maybe the road? I don't know. Anyway, it's a long way up (driving) but worth it for the view. I'd say if you have the legs, do Mt Perry (not the easiest) but otherwise nice view of the whole valley down there. Worth doing AFTER you've been to bad water - it really put things in perspective.

hiking
4 months ago

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

hiking
no shade
5 months ago

Beautiful easy drive for stunning views and a nice stroll. Definitely worthwhile.

hiking
rocky
scramble
5 months ago

Foggy so it makes a little more scary but fun

hiking
6 months ago

Unreal views. We went after we had already done a number of hikes in the Valley, which greatly enhanced the experience. It was particularly interesting looking at the Badwater flats that we had walked. There isn't much need to stray more than a couple of hundred feet off the viewing platform either direction to get full views. Well worthwhile.

hiking
rocky
7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

Amazing views and no problem for my 10 year old.

hiking
8 months ago

Definitely worthwhile for stunning views

hiking
10 months ago

This obviously isn’t a very long or strenuous hike, but it is still one of my favorite hikes I’ve ever taken. The panoramic views are spectacular and compliment very nicely everything you can do in the basin of death Valley. Certainly worth the half hour drive from the highway. Don’t miss it!

hiking
no shade
11 months ago

Astonishing view of Badwater Basin!! There is an option for moderate/hard hike to Mt Perry but there could be very windy.

hiking
no shade
rocky
scramble
11 months ago

hiking
rocky
scramble
Mon May 27 2019

hiking
Mon May 27 2019

Absolutely beautiful. The views are incredible. I would love to go there at night and see the stars.

hiking
Sat May 25 2019

Gorgeous view!! Worth coming to this view point!

recorded Dante's View Trail

hiking
Sat May 25 2019

Amazing views

hiking
Thu May 23 2019

Beautiful view of the valley. Dig it

hiking
Mon May 20 2019

Magnifique point de vue et relativement facile. Énormément de vent et de froid le jour où j’y étais mais ça valait le détour!

scenic driving
Fri Apr 12 2019

Truth be told this was a top priority for my husband being the Star Wars nerd that he is....but, I have to admit it was worth the drive. What an amazing view of the area including snow capped mountains, and Badwater Basin. Unfortunately it was extremely windy and freezing at the top so we didn't get to walk around or go up to the first summit, but we still enjoyed it.

hiking
Tue Mar 26 2019

This is not a hike, just make sure your car can drive all the way up! This view is one of the best views I've ever had the pleasure of seeing. You get a view of Mos Eisley from Star Wars Episode 4: A New Hope. It's a beautiful place and well maintained as in there was no trash.

hiking
Sun Mar 24 2019

Nice short hike. Great views on both ends of the trail. Looking down on Badwater Basin was like looking at another planet!

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