Swaney Loop

MODERATE 1 reviews
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Swaney Loop is a 14.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Teakettle Junction, California that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, camping, and backpacking and is best used from December until March.

DISTANCE
14.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3,310 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

backpacking

camping

hiking

trail running

views

rocky

scramble

off trail

no shade

hiking
10 months ago

Most of the hikes in Death Valley are in and out. This is a beautiful loop day hike. It is not for beginners and it involves some scrambling. Anyone with some scrambling experience will likely have no problem getting through a few section will be fun obstacles.

There are beautiful rock formations, narrows and expansive views of the Death Valley once you are on the ridge.

This hike has been named after Scott Swaney. He has explored Death Valley more than anyone else and as of now has about 300 first time canyons descended/explored.