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Thrilling summitt

My husband and I decided to do Wildrose when we chickened-out on Telescope (It had 1.5 feet of snow... read more

Reviewed March 9, 2018
Melissa B
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Cincinnati, Ohio
Among the best hikes in the park

Most hikers who have peak-bagging on the mind opt for the big one (ie. Telescope Peak), but the... read more

Reviewed February 10, 2017
clumsy_plumsy
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Oregon
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Mar 9, 2018
“Thrilling summitt”
Feb 10, 2017
“Among the best hikes in the park”
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Wildrose Road, Death Valley National Park, CA
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My husband and I decided to do Wildrose when we chickened-out on Telescope (It had 1.5 feet of snow and -20 wind chills). We are really glad we did Wildrose instead. It's easy getting to the trailhead. You encounter the typical DV gravel road to get there (passable with sedan).
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Most hikers who have peak-bagging on the mind opt for the big one (ie. Telescope Peak), but the Wildrose Peak trail is almost as good. The starting elevation is 6,800 ft, so you can even do it in summer. Be sure to check conditions in winter, there may even be snow here. It's
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Trailhead starts next to Charcoal Kilns and parking lot. A meandering gravel path leads to the summit with switchbacks when the trail gets steep. It's not a hard hike for any experienced hiker, although you might feel the altitude if you're not used to it. We're from sea level
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Kilns were cool, but I wouldn't recommend going inside, as everything I've read says that rattlesnakes like cool and dark!!! The hike up Wildrose Peak trail was absolutely beautiful. Trail starts easy, then progressively gets more and more challenging. Nothing too difficult,
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The Wildrose Peak Trail offers an 8.2 round-trip hike. The trail is in great shape with apparent maintenance. The climb involves about 2000 feet and the altitude factor would place this hike in the moderate rather than easy range. If 8 miles is more tone wants to attempt
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