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Area: Death Valley National Park   

State: California    Elevation: 11,053 ft

Lat: 36.1699490*   Long: -117.0892224*

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What's Near Telescope Peak Trail?
(miles) 10 20 30 40 50

Getting There

The trailhead for the Telescope Peak is located at the Mahogany Flat Campground.

Telescope Peak Trail

    Telescope Peak Trail - Death Valley National Park - Photo by ski3pin

Spot Comments:


  • Telescope Peak is a alpine island at the very top of the Panamint Mountain Range. The expansive vistas and bristlecone pine forest at the summit are reached with a 7 mile hike on this trail starting at Mahogany Flats Campground. Weekends in late spring and early summer can be busy so plan on arriving early. Carry lots of water and bring extra clothing layers. It can get cold at 11049 feet, even in Death Valley National Park.

  • Posted by ski3pin on Mar-25-2010

  • For a summer's outing in Death Valley, nothing beats the hike to the summit of Telescope Peak. From the top you can see Bad Water Basin and Mt Whitney, the low point and the high point of the Lower 48.  

    In early season be prepared for snow on the trail and always have some extra gear for cold or wind.

  • Posted by Dughlas Stiubhart on Mar-26-2010

  • An amazing view which expands through the "other' side of the valley.

    As mentioned; it can get cold up there. Our 5 gallon H2O jug froze one night and we were battling some pretty fierce winds.
    Definitely stake down your tent.

  • Posted by Marc@XPCamper on May-06-2010



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