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Telescope Peak Trail, CA

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Rated  Favorite Wish List CA > Death Valley
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Difficulty 4 of 5
Route Finding 1 of 5
Distance Round Trip 6.2 miles
Trailhead Elevation 8,013 feet
Elevation Gain 2,902 feet
Accumulated Gain 3,082 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 21.61
Dogs not allowed
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19  2019-06-21 Jim_H
8  2018-05-27 Booneman
35  2018-05-19
Telescope Peak from Shorty's Well
BiFrost
10  2016-05-21 slowandsteady
4  2015-07-04 mwiles
28  2006-07-03 RedRoxx44
Author HAZ_Hikebot
author avatar Guides 16,882
Routes 16,052
Photos 24
Trips 1 map ( 6 miles )
Age 22 Male Gender
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Preferred   Jul, Aug, Jun, Sep
Sun  5:33am - 5:51pm
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This is a moderately difficult hike.





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2010-03-10
    WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

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    Telescope Peak Trail
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    Early morning cold temperatures and rain made this a tough hike to get started but ultimately paid off in the form of great hiking conditions. I arrived at the Mahogany Flat campground at 5:30 and began the walk to the top of Death Valley. The first 1/3 of the hike is pretty steep with teaser views of Badwater Basin all along the way. Soon the trail levels off and it's a walk along a relatively flat ridgeline for awhile with the occasional Bristlecone Pine and an abundance of wildflowers. Finally, the hike to the summit comes in the form of 14 punishing switchbacks. By the end of the switchbacks I had to stop at the end of each one and catch my breath at the 11000' elevation. The views are nothing short of spectacular for the entire hike. Being able to see the Sierra Nevadas, the Spring Mountains in Nevada and Badwater Basin all from the same spot is awesome.

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