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Telescope Peak trail

Death Valley National Park, CA
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Telescope Peak Adventure with Wildland Trekking Co.

I recently completed the Telescope Peak Adventure trip with Wildland Trekking Co. - this would be... read more

Reviewed April 23, 2017
Calgary, Canada
Lowest and Highest!

This is a great day hike to enjoy a rare view of the lowest (Badwater) and highest (Telescope peak... read more

Reviewed December 2, 2016
San Jose, California
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Strenuous hiking trail with an elevation gain of 3,000 feet to the highest summit in the Panamint range at 11,049 feet.
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Reviewed April 23, 2017

I recently completed the Telescope Peak Adventure trip with Wildland Trekking Co. - this would be the very first Telescope Peak trip for Wildland Trekking Co. and I was one of the lucky ones to be a part of a simply superb adventure to say...More

Thank dcamille58
Reviewed December 2, 2016

This is a great day hike to enjoy a rare view of the lowest (Badwater) and highest (Telescope peak) points in Death Valley. At 11000 feet telescope peak gives a great view of death valley. This high will take a normal hiker about 4 hours....More

3  Thank subica
Reviewed May 25, 2016

Camped overnight at Mahogany Flat on May 4, 2016 where it was about 45 degrees and 30+mph wind all night long. The hike up Telescope took a little over 3 hours with lots of stops for photos and a couple food breaks, down was about...More

1  Thank Adam W
Reviewed March 8, 2016

Highest point in the park, with nearly non-stop views of both Death Valley and Panamint Valley. Pretty strenuous (especially with snowfields to cross) and an all-day excursion. Totally worth it. Only a handful of others there, despite peak season and a superbloom. I imagine this...More

1  Thank am918
Reviewed October 27, 2015

Pro tip: you only have to make it to the first saddle -- about two miles -- to see both Badwater and Mt. Whitney. We camped overnight at Mahogany Flat on Saturday, Oct 24, 2015, and it was full. Only ten campsites are there. But...More

2  Thank CharliePotts
Reviewed October 18, 2015

My husband and I did this as a backpacking overnight trip. The gravel road past the Charcoal Kilns is a bit rough to Mahogany Flats, where we parked, so be careful. There is not a lot of campsites to be had on this trail, but...More

Thank reeshot
Reviewed September 22, 2015

We did the hike on August 23rd 2015. We left at 7am and took us 8 hours total. We took our time and took lots of photos.The first and last 2 miles are the hardest part. You are rewarded with an amazing view the whole...More

2  Thank MCBworld
Reviewed August 12, 2015

The drive to the trailhead from Beatty was so scenic and beautiful with the sun rising and hitting the sides of the mountains. I left my motel at 5:30AM and got to the trailhead at 7:15AM. The last 1.5 miles of the road is in...More

2  Thank Gliere
Reviewed July 8, 2015

Seven miles each way and an elevation gain of 3000’ from the trail head at 8100 to the Peak at 11,049’ but the trail up and the 360 degree view at the top make it worth every step. Telescope Peak is the one place you...More

4  Thank fernzoutside
Reviewed April 19, 2015

This hike is tough but quite rewarding. Lack of air surprisingly takes its toll, probably due to elevation change of almost 4000m in one day. We did it in April in 8 hours turnaround time from Kilns. Make sure you have some kind of warm...More

Thank Nikita K
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