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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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San Diego, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

•Trail is not very hot as cool wind is blowing all the way up. At the summit, you can see both the lowest (Badwater basin) and highest points(Mt, Whitney, if the weather is clear) in contiguous US. •Trailhead: Mahogany Flat campgrounds. 4x4 and High Clearance vehicle is recommended for last 1.5 mile to trailhead if the road conditions are bad.... More

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31 helpful votes 31 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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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
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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