Panamint Dunes Trail

MODERATE 2 reviews
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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. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

3.5 miles 551 feet Loop

dogs on leash



nature trips



wild flowers

off trail

1 year ago

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!

2 years ago

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.