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The Best Backpacking in Death Valley National Park

Looking for the best backpacking in Death Valley National Park? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Death Valley National Park. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top backpacking spots in and near Death Valley National Park

  • Inyo County, California

    Cottonwood-Marble Canyon Loop

    30.24 mi / 4744 ft gain
    Cottonwood-Marble Canyon Loop Trail is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Death Valley, California.
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  • Inyo County, California

    Panamint Dunes

    5.0
    7.23 mi / 935 ft gain
    You can do this as a day trip and just wander the dunes, but I really enjoyed the overnight with great evening views, amazing stargazing, and a sunrise exploration of the sand dunes. For an overnight trip I recommend you start hiking later in the day, when the temperature is a bit cooler. If you...
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  • Inyo County, California

    Backpack Fall Canyon

    8 mi
    The trail head is north of Furnace Creek at the Titus Canyon parking lot which is clearly marked on any park map. On a busy weekend cars are lined up along the road leading to the parking lot which has a restroom. Note that there is no water source here. To begin the hike in, take the trail on th...
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