Furnace Creek, California

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Top Hiking Spots in and near Furnace Creek

  • Inyo County, California

    Texas Spring Campground

    This is one of the best campgrounds in Death Valley that gives you the true experience of camping in the middle of a desert. The campground is surrounded with badlands and hills where you can climb to explore and see a panoramic view of mountains all around. Texas Spring campground offers 92 sit...
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  • Furnace Creek, California

    Hike Golden Canyon, Death Valley

    5.0
    1.5 mi / 685 ft gain
    Golden Canyon is located about 10 minutes south of Furnace Creek in Death Valley NP, on Badwater Road. Entering "Golden Canyon, Death Valley" into your phone or GPS will take you to the Golden Canyon parking area. The trail starts right off the parking lot and goes for about 1.5 miles to Red Cath...
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  • DEATH VALLEY, California

    Badlands Loop in Death Valley

    4.6
    2.56 mi / 463 ft gain
    The Badlands Loop is a surreal 2.5 mile walk down into the gullies and gulches below Zabriskie Point in Death Valley. The loop takes you past distinct rock formations, through mud tiled washes, past old abandoned borax mines and finally up above the eroded arteries to a fantastic view of an other...
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  • Furnace Creek, California

    Zabriskie Point

    4.7
    0.29 mi / 7 ft gain
    Zabriskie Point is a unique viewpoint in Death Valley National Park located just east of Furnace Creek on Hwy 190. The viewpoint is just a short stroll from the parking lot, so it’s great for groups and families. When you reach the viewpoint, you’ll be overlooking the epic maze of finely ridged b...
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  • Furnace Creek, California

    Artist's Palette

    4.0
    0.4 mi / 89 ft gain
    Let’s just start this off by saying,  PREPARE FOR THE HEAT. Death Valley has the highest recorded temperature on earth at over 130 degrees Fahrenheit.  If you are planning to visit in the summer…be ready.  Luckily,  Artist’s Palette is not far from the parking the area and the saving grace of Ai...
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  • Inyo County, California

    Hike Schwaub Peak and Visit Dante's View

    8 mi / 2400 ft gain
    Getting There From the Furnace Creek Inn in Death Valley, drive two miles east on the 190 to the Echo Canyon dirt road. This can be easy to miss, so use your odometer and keep your eyes peeled. Here's where the fun begins! You'll want a 4x4 with high clearance for the rest of the drive, though 4...
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  • Inyo County, California

    Hike the Salt Creek Interpretive Trail

    5.0
    0.9 mi / 26 ft gain
    The trail is a loop boardwalk. At the furthest point, there is a sandy footpath that will lead you to a creek and will provide a more secluded experience. Interpretive signs have been placed strategically on the trail, pointing out species of interest. The endangered pupfish is found in this cree...
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  • Inyo County, California

    Natural Bridge Canyon

    4.7
    1.39 mi / 518 ft gain
    Natural Bridge Canyon is one of the few canyons in Death Valley with an official trailhead that can be easily accessed from the parking lot. You’ll find the trailhead off Highway 178, just 4 miles south of the Artist’s Drive scenic loop. The hike is nice and easy and great for families or large ...
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  • Inyo County, California

    Badwater Basin's Salt Flats

    4.6
    1.92 mi / 43 ft gain
    Taking a walk on the salt flats at Badwater Basin is like no other experience in Death Valley National Park. These flats cover nearly 200 square miles across the park, which makes them one of the world’s largest protected salt flats. With an elevation of 282 feet below sea level, Badwater Basin i...
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  • Death Valley, California

    Photographing the Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes

    4.9
    The Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes are the most photographed dunes at Death Valley National Park. To reach the dune’s parking lot from Furnace Creek, drive 22 miles west on Highway 190. Three miles before you reach Stovepipe Wells, the dunes will be clearly visible from the road and you’ll turn right i...
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  • DEATH VALLEY, California

    Hike Mosaic Canyon, Death Valley

    4.0
    2 mi / 814 ft gain
    Mosaic Canyon is located a quarter mile west of Stovepipe Wells Village. From the 190 Highway, take the 2 mile gravel road to the canyon parking lot. The road is very rough and bumpy, but a regular passenger car will be able to make the drive. A high clearance 4x4 vehicle will not have any proble...
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  • Inyo County, California

    Photograph Dante's View of Death Valley

    4.7
    In all of Death Valley National Park, Dante's View might just be the best spot to watch the light fade away after a long day. Unfortunately, it is one of the highly missed spots along the Highway 190 Death Valley route. This might be due to the fact that it is about 15 miles off of the highway, b...
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  • Inyo County, California

    Summit Telescope Peak

    12.2 mi / 3258 ft gain
    The trail starts at Mahogany Flat campground which can be hiked to from the Charcoal Kilns to the north or more immediately accessible via 4WD on a dirt access road - use caution when driving this road in icy conditions. Once at the Mahogany Flat Campground, the trailhead is towards the south an...
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  • Inyo County, California

    Hike the Hummingbird Spring Trail

    2 mi / 850 ft gain
    This hike was amazing to me. This trail in not listed on any park service map. If you have the Death Valley National Geographic Map, there is a trail noted at the base of Pinon Mesa (which is not really a mesa so don't look for it) that leads to Hummingbird Spring. Since there was a noted trail ...
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  • Inyo County, California

    Camp at Death Valley's Wildrose Campground

    There is a ton to see here, exploring Death Valley is the perfect way to spend a weekend away. We decided to explore it with a group of friends on motorcycles but a car will do just fine too.Death Valley is located in Eastern California's Mojave Desert. From LA, take highway 395 and meet up with ...
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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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