Zabriskie Point

EASY 52 reviews

Zabriskie Point is a 0.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Shoshone, California that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

0.4 miles
49 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly



nature trips



Short hike to amazing view of dunes, lakebed. Great for sunsets and sunrises. Surrounded by a maze of wildly eroded and vibrantly colored badlands, this spectacular view is one of the park's most famous. Zabriskie Point is a popular sunrise and sunset viewing location. The viewpoint is a short walk uphill from the parking area. Located east of Furnace Creek on Hwy 19.

18 days ago

Did the full hike from Zabriskie Point to Golden Canyon and back. Took 5hrs in total with the only strenuous part being the upwards hike towards the beginning of Golden Canyon (on the way back). Zabriskie Point offers a hike up to a picturesque view point. Another trail leads into Zabriskie where exploration is as free as can be. Very incredible formations, a museum of geological processes. Parts of the floor are cracked from scorching heat, rather fun to play around. The trail eventually leads to the badlands where the hike up the ridges give stunning views and one can navigate the ridges like intersected highways. This eventually leads to the Golden Valley, with the highlight being Manly Beacon and the Red Cathedral, beautiful natural structures of the desert. The eye adjust to the few shades of colors during the summer, creating an eccentric visual trip. A highlight of 2wd accessible Death Valley.

4 months ago

Not really a hike, a short walk to incredible scenery! Would definitely go again.

4 months ago

Sunrise is spectacular there. That's why you go - not for the "hike."

6 months ago

Nice, paved road up to a viewpoint. Beautiful views, but it feels like you're in an oven!

7 months ago

My favorite view point of all my stops in Death Valley.

9 months ago

Quick and easy. Good photo op

9 months ago

I read somewhere else of an alternative route for stunning photos... When you approach the trail to the lookout point, head to the right and climb up and along the ridge... Definitely more advanced and parts are hairy... but if you have footwork and nerves of steel, head on up! Be careful though, as there is a lot of loose rock here and steep on both sides at times... Trekking poles may prove useful for this alternative route.

9 months ago

Great little observation point when entering the park. Beautiful panoramic views

11 months ago

Paved trail with nice view look for smiley face canyon

Monday, November 14, 2016

fab views!!

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Easy 2 minute walk up. Beautiful view!

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

EASY walk up a paved path to a overlook, of the very cool Badlands Must do in DVNP!

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Went here with my mom after we hiked out of the Grand Canyon! Easy walk up a hill to see some amazing views! Very hot-it was 125 degrees when we were here!

Friday, December 11, 2015

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

The view from Zabriskie Point is great, but the real fun is when you hike down into the badlands. It can be easy to get lost, but the terrain is pretty easy to walk on.

Friday, May 08, 2015

Such an awesome view. Very easy hike (small walk uphill on a paved trail) and it feels like nothing on the lungs because you are sea level. Definitely head here on your way to Zabriske's View.

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

short walk to amazing views!

Monday, February 24, 2014

For all of you who want a hike through what you see from Zabriskie Point, hike to or from Golden Canyon. Trail is well marked. I started at Golden Canyon, hiked to Zabriskie Point, and hiked back to my car via the Gower Gulch trail.

Thursday, February 06, 2014

It's really just a view point. Easy walk to some great views. Bring your camera!

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Drove from Vegas where it was 118 in the shade and tennis shoes were melting on the parking lot pavement, drove up and down to Dante's View and then came to Zabriskie Point in the late afternoon where it really felt like an oven at 123 degrees. We'd been here before in late afternoon several years ago with it 107 degrees. Took the short less than a quarter mile walk up to the viewing point, with the sun shining into our faces as we looked over the valley, lighting up the dunes behind us with a bright yellow glow. Still more of a walk than a hike, you still need water as your sweat evaporates. The view into the valley will be best in the morning light. This is one of the must stops in Death Valley when you visit.

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