Salt Creek Interpretive Trail

EASY 23 reviews
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Salt Creek Interpretive Trail is a 0.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Death Valley, California that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
0.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
26 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

Most of this trail is a boardwalk that forms a loop. At the furthest part of the loop there is a sandy footpath that leads you along the creek for a more secluded experience. Interpretive signs point out species of interest. Be prepared for no shade and limited parking. The endangered pupfish is found in this creek (it is only found at one other location in the world...also within Death Valley NP). At only 4 centimeters long, they can be hard to spot in the creek, but they dart around to and from vegetation if you look closely.

hiking
4 months ago

Fun hike, great places for photos.

walking
6 months ago

Nice and easy walk. It was amazing to see so much green vegetation in the desert.

8 months ago

Road was closed to access to the beginning of the trail

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Good easy hike

walking
Saturday, March 18, 2017

Awesome pup fish walked at sunset

walking
Monday, April 11, 2016

Most of this trail is a boardwalk that forms a loop. At the furthest part of the loop there is a sandy footpath that leads you along the creek for a more secluded experience. Interpretive signs point out species of interest. Be prepared for no shade and limited parking. The endangered pupfish is found in this creek (it is only found at one other location in the world...also within Death Valley NP). At only 4 centimeters long, they can be hard to spot in the creek, but they dart around to and from vegetation if you look closely.

walking
Sunday, March 08, 2015

Absolutely beautiful! Easy hike suitable for everyone, lovely views and if you time it for sunset you can really see the light change. We saw a giant moth the size of a small bird and a lot of pupfish. Unique palnts and adaptations to salty environment.

hiking
Monday, April 22, 2013

Super easy hike, just about anyone can do it. The real prize are the Salt Creek Pup Fish. It isn't just anywhere that you can see a species that lives no where else and in such hostile conditions. The salt level in the creek can reach up to 8 times that of the Ocean the creek is so shallow that the fish make ripples on the surface as they swim. It is amazing watching the fish swim.

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

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Sunday, September 19, 2010