Panamint Dunes Trail

MODERATE 3 reviews
#16 of 59 trails in

Panamint Dunes Trail is a 3.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Death Valley, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from October until April.

DISTANCE
3.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
551 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

wild flowers

off trail

no dogs

2 months ago

hiking
Thursday, January 14, 2016

Fantastic hike. The dunes were stunning. Had the entire place to myself. Bring your tent and camp near the trail head for total solitude! No trail, not needed, just follow your own path to the dunes and you can see your car on the way back easy enough. Don't forget to trudge up Lake Mountain as well, you'll have a ton of pictures of it, might as well make the climb!

hiking
Monday, January 26, 2015

Great cross country hike! There is no trail to follow though if someone else got there before you, you can easily follow their tracks. The dunes are deceptively far away and there are several hills which may lead you to think you're almost done only o show that you are still far from reaching the dunes. Once you get there, the grandeur of dunes and the entirely panamint valley behind you can leave you in awe.