Devil's Golf Course

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Devil's Golf Course is a 2.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Badwater, California that offers scenic views. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking, walking, and scenic driving.

DISTANCE
2.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
72 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

scenic driving

walking

views

rocky

no shade

no dogs

Get to the Devil's Golf Course parking lot by driving 1.3mi off Badwater Rd. You'll see a sign for where to turn in. The road dead ends into a paved parking lot. Admire the scenery from your car or walk out into the crazy rock field as far as you like. You can't see the interesting rocky structures from Badwater Rd, and it's not talked about as much as Badwater Basin or Artists Palette close by, but definitely worth the short trip out. It's a strange alien landscape you won't likely see anywhere else.

scenic driving
7 months ago

One of a kind scenery, easy to get to, surrounded by other popular sites. Friend and I were on our way back to camp, and almost skipped going to check this out since we hadn't heard much about it. Turns out we actually found this much more interesting than Badwater Basin! Even if you don't get out of the car, it's worth making a quick circle around the parking lot to check it out. The rocky surface is very bulgy and rough. It's one giant field of tripping hazards, so take care if you venture out. I really enjoyed watching sunset and moonrise from here. Light coming in at an angle plays off the rocks in a way you won't see elsewhere in the park...or maybe even elsewhere in the world?