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The Best Hiking in Inyo County

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

Top hiking spots in and near Inyo County

  • Inyo County, California

    Willow Canyon Trail

    4.18 mi / 1033 ft gain
    Willow Canyon Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Death Valley, California.
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  • Inyo County, California

    Coffin Peak

    2.59 mi / 358 ft gain
    Coffin Peak Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Death Valley, California.
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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

    Mt. Perry

    8.67 mi / 2021 ft gain
    Mt. Perry Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see local wildlife located near Death Valley, California.
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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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  • Inyo County, California

    Hike Natural Bridge Canyon

    4.7
    2 mi
    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

    Death Valley Natural Bridge

    4.46 mi / 1152 ft gain
    Death Valley Natural Bridge Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Death Valley, California.
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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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  • Furnace Creek, California

    Desolation Canyon Trail

    3.59 mi / 722 ft gain
    Desolation Canyon Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Death Valley, California.
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  • Furnace Creek, California

    Golden Canyon and Gower Gulch Loop via Zabriskie Point

    5.85 mi / 1056 ft gain
    Golden Canyon and Gower Gulch Loop via Zabriskie Point Trail is a loop trail that provides a good opportunity to view wildlife located near Death Valley, California.
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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

    Zabriskie Point and Gower Gulch Path Loop

    2.5 mi / 463 ft gain
    Zabriskie Point and Gower Gulch Path Loop is a loop trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Death Valley, California.
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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

    Manly Beacon via Zabriskie Point and Gower Gulch

    3.36 mi / 610 ft gain
    Manly Beacon via Zabriskie Point and Gower Gulch Trail is a loop trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Death Valley, California.
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  • Furnace Creek, California

    Hike the Gower Gulch Trail

    4.2 mi / 688 ft gain
    The Gower Gulch Trail is a surreal desert landscape. Golden Canyon is very colorful, and the short side trail to Red Cathedral i swell worth the scramble up the dry falls. The view of the valley from a higher vantage point is priceless. The portion of the hike in Gower Gulch features subtle canyo...
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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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