Telescope Peak Trail
ElevationAscent: 3,101' 945 m
Descent: -3,097' -944 m
High: 10,994' 3,351 m
Low: 8,136' 2,480 m
GradeAvg Grade: 10% (6°)
Max Grade: 40% (22°)
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“A long trail to the highest point in Death Valley National Park.”— Jorden Stanley
Avoid running in the heat: Do not run in the low elevations when temperatures are hot. The mountains are cooler in summer, but can have snow and ice in winter.
Travel prepared to survive: Stay on paved roads in summer. If your car breaks down, stay with it until help comes. Carry extra drinking water in your car in case of emergency.
Watch for signs of trouble: If you feel dizzy, nauseous, or a headache, get out of the sun immediately and drink water or sports drinks. Dampen clothing to lower body temperature. Be alert for symptoms in others.
The trail begins at the Mahogany Flat Campground and winds its way to Arcane Meadows in about two miles. Between Arcane Meadows and the summit of Telescope Peak are five winding miles, consisting of trail that mainly follows the ridgeline. Nearby Bartlett Peak and Rogers Peak are both accessible by this trail, while adding insignificant amounts of extra effort or mileage.
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