Abandoned Trail Canyon Mine Road – Death Valley National Park

Old mining road beyond the end of the Trail Canyon Road up to an old mine. Total Distance: 5.8 miles out & back Elevation Gain: 2,678ft. (4,254ft. to 6,527ft.) Difficulty: Strenuous 5-10 Mile Difficulty: Strenuous View Rating: Author’s Rating: Visitor Rating: Visitor Difficulty Rating: Pets: No Horses: Yes Best Seasons: March-June, September-December Special Permits: None […]

Brown Peak (West Approach) – Death Valley National Park

Scramble up an unassuming but very pretty peak to fantastic views of the surrounding area. Total Distance: 6.2 miles out & back Elevation Gain: 2,491ft. (2,976ft. to 4,949ft.) Difficulty: Strenuous 5-10 Mile Difficulty: Very Strenuous View Rating: Author’s Rating: Visitor Rating: Visitor Difficulty Rating: Pets: No Horses: Yes Best Seasons: November-April Special Permits: None Water […]

Smith Mountain – Death Valley National Park

Scramble up an unassuming but very pretty peak to fantastic views of the surrounding area. Total Distance: 5.6 miles out & back Elevation Gain: 2,314ft. (3,806ft. to 5,923ft.) Difficulty: Strenuous 5-10 Mile Difficulty: Strenuous View Rating: Author’s Rating: Visitor Rating: Visitor Difficulty Rating: Pets: No Horses: Yes Best Seasons: November-April Special Permits: None Water Availability: […]

Lee’s Camp Road – Death Valley National Park

Rough gravel/dirt road through mining country in the Funeral Mountains and past Lee’s Camp to a point near the “town” of Amargosa Valley. Total Distance: 18.2 miles point-to-point Elevation Gain: 1,658ft. up, 2,849ft. down (2,381ft. to 4,857ft.) Road Difficulty: 2.5+; 2.0 for southern 3 miles; 1.6 for northern 7.6 miles Bicycle Difficulty: Very Difficult View […]

Echo Canyon Overlook – Death Valley National Park

Take Echo Canyon – the longest canyon in the Funeral Mountains – to an overlook of the Amargosa Desert. Total Distance: 6.8 miles out & back Elevation Gain: 698ft. (4,123ft. to 4,731ft.) Difficulty: Moderate 5+ Mile Difficulty: Moderately Strenuous View Rating: Author’s Rating: Visitor Rating: Visitor Difficulty Rating: Pets: No Horses: Yes Best Seasons: November-April […]

Schwab Townsite – Death Valley National Park

Follow an old road to the site of a mining town and a view. Total Distance: 4.8 miles out & back Elevation Gain: 705ft. (3,146ft. to 3,811ft.) Difficulty: Moderate 0-5 Mile Difficulty: Strenuous View Rating: Author’s Rating: Visitor Rating: Visitor Difficulty Rating: Pets: No Horses: Yes Best Seasons: November-April Special Permits: None Water Availability: None […]

Keane Spring – Death Valley National Park

Follow an old mining road to a desert spring. Total Distance: 1.2 miles out & back Elevation Gain: 331t. (3,622ft. to 3,853ft.) Difficulty: Easy 0-5 Mile Difficulty: Moderate View Rating: Author’s Rating: Visitor Rating: Visitor Difficulty Rating: Pets: No Horses: Yes Best Seasons: November-April Special Permits: None Water Availability: No potable water Overnight Options: Dispersed […]