Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes Trail

EASY 44 reviews

Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes Trail is a 2.8 mile lightly 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, nature trips, and birding and is best used from October until April. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
265 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

hiking
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hiking
2 months ago

Very strenuous because you are going up and down hills of sand. There is no distinct trail, just go as much as you want. We went early in the morning to avoid overheating. Make sure to pack plenty of water. It is also safe to take your shoes off while walking.

hiking
2 months ago

Have ventured out this trail a couple of times, it is like the Sahara, especially when it was 129 degrees in the valley in late June, 2013. Left before 7:30 in the morning and it was still 100 outside. Make sure you take water as it looks shorter than it is, and walking in sand is harder. Also if you do it during the very early morning or early evening you might see some wildlife, as in snakes & rodents… A great adventure!

hiking
2 months ago

This is a great place to experience sand dunes. Parking lot is right on the road and very close to Stovepipe Wells (food/water, etc). Park and start walking right into the dunes. They cover a vast expanse and even with large crowds, you can find solitude and untracked sand all over. The highest dune is not too far a hike, but it'll take some time since walking in sand can be slow, especially when climbing steep inclines.

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walking
3 months ago

Although the sun beat down very hot, the shade on the dunes kept us surprisingly cool. Very soft and silky sand

hiking
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hiking
4 months ago

This hike is best done closer to the sunset or sunrise, simply because it is cooler at those times. Apart from that, it is a pretty easy hike. Expect winds to blow sand into your mouths, eyes, and other parts.

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