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Telescope Peak trail

Death Valley National Park, CA
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Traveler Description: The drive up to the Mahogany Flats campground (and trailhead) sometimes, depending on weather and current road quality, may require a high clearance... more »
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

This is great place to hike for a first time to Death Valley. It really gives you an idea of the diversity of the park- simply because you can see everything. Views of Bad Water Basin below are incredible. This is also a great hike if you're not used to high altitudes. It gives you a taste without making you... More

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Ridgecrest, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

winter = snow and ice; summer = wonderful place to be - cool, flowers! 7 mi. one way to top from Mahogany flats CG; about 3000 ft. elevation gain. Amazing views the whole way, but especially from the top. Good place for deer and big horn sheep!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

The road in is super rough. Our rental couldn't make it to Mahogany Flat, so we hiked in from the kilns. This added about 3 miles to the start of our hike(and 3 miles to the end). It was 122F in Badwater the day before, so heat was an issue. If you aren't acclimated to the altitude, the mountain will... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2003

My son & I drove up to Mahogany Flats Campground Friday July 25, 2003. Road in is horrible by my Suburban did OK. Arrived just as it was getting dark. The wind kicked up & it was actually quite cool. We got up pre-dawn & started on the trail to Telescope Peak at 5:30am. The trail was much prettier than... More

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