Best trails in Death Valley

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Looking for a great trail near Death Valley, California? AllTrails has 71 great hiking trails, running trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails in Death Valley National Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge. Ready for some activity? There are 32 moderate trails in Death Valley ranging from 0.8 to 29.4 miles and from -246 to 12,296 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Death Valley
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#1 - Pyramid Peak
Funeral Mountains Wilderness
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Length: 9.6 mi • Est. 6 h 18 m
Pyramid Peak is an infrequently climbed peak in the Death Valley Funeral Mountain Range with fantastic views. Some experience needed to enjoy this hike and the scrambling/scree sections. The "standardShow more
#2 - Badwater Basin Salt Flats Trail [CLOSED]
Death Valley National Park
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Length: 1.8 mi • Est. 44 m
Hike to the lowest point in the US.Show more
#3 - Trail Pass to Cotton Wood Lakes Loop
Golden Trout Wilderness
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Length: 24.1 mi • Est. Multi-day
If backpacking you will need a wilderness permit from Lone Pine. Trail Pass fortunately has no quota. Starting at Horseshoe Meadows parking lot (10,000') on the left S you head up some soft incline anShow more
#4 - Keane Wonder Mine Trail
Death Valley, California
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Length: 8.1 mi • Est. 4 h 43 m
Keane Wonder Mine Trail is a 8.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Death Valley, California that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarShow more
#5 - Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes Trail [CLOSED]
Death Valley National Park
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Length: 2.8 mi • Est. 1 h 16 m
This trail is experiencing full or partial closure due to COVID-19. Please see the open trails nearby for alternate hiking options.Show more
#6 - Zabriskie Point [CLOSED]
Death Valley National Park
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Length: 0.4 mi • Est. 12 m
Surrounded by a maze of wildly eroded and vibrantly colored badlands, this short hike to a spectacular view is one of the park's most famous. Zabriskie Point is a popular sunrise and sunset viewing loShow more
#7 - Horseshoe Meadow Loop via Trail Pass Trail
Golden Trout Wilderness
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Length: 3.8 mi • Est. 1 h 46 m
The most challenging thing about the trail is the stream crossing. Be prepared to get your socks and shoes wet, unless you can somehow grab a long piece of the dead tree stump to use as a bridge. AllShow more
#8 - Twenty Mule Team Road
Death Valley, California
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Length: 2.7 mi
Short and scenic one way drive through golden mountains and many areas to hike and explore. Though dirt road, accessible to any type vehicle.Show more
#9 - Golden Canyon and Gower Gulch Loop via Zabriskie Point [CLOSED]
Death Valley National Park
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Length: 5.8 mi • Est. 3 h 4 m
Experience the beautiful Golden Canyon and Gower Gulch as a loop from Zabriskie Point in Death Valley. Moderate trail through Golden Canyon, Red Cathedral and Gower Gulch. Colorful badlands, canyon nShow more
#10 - Dante's View Trail [CLOSED]
Death Valley National Park
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Length: 1 mi • Est. 25 m
End of the road rocky half-mile hike to sweeping views at Dante's View. The most breathtaking viewpoint in park, mountain-top overlook is 5000 ft above the inferno of Death Valley. From the parking loShow more
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