Marble Canyon Petroglyphs [CLOSED]

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Death Valley National Park

Marble Canyon Petroglyphs is a 10.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Death Valley, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and camping and is best used from February until November.

Distance: 10.8 miles Elevation Gain: 1,486 feet Route Type: Out & Back

camping

hiking

walking

wild flowers

washed out

closed

no shade

historic site

no dogs

This trail is experiencing full or partial closure due to COVID-19. Please see the open trails nearby for alternate hiking options. This is an excellent day hike. The total length can be shortened considerably if you continue driving along the road. 4WD is advised, but not required to get to the trailhead. The hike itself is awesome and the petroglyphs are really cool. Keep a sharp eye out. They are hard to spot.

Sun Dec 31 2017

Never made it to trailhead. You need a high clearance vehicle. We drove a Subaru with all wheel drive, but we kept scraping bottom on sand and rocks. Not worth it unless you have a high clearance 4x4. Also expect the dirt road drive to take longer than planned. It is slow going. Good luck to others trying to get there!

hiking
Thu Mar 09 2017

Excellent day hike. The total length can be shortened considerably if you continue driving along the road. 4WD is advised, but not required. Having never been here, I chose to park at the end of the 2WD road, which lengthened the overall trip to 13 miles. Still worth it. The hike itself is awesome and the petroglyphs are really cool. Keep a sharp eye out. They are hard to spot. I walked right by them the first time because someone had told me "you can't miss 'em."

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hiking
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