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Death Valley National Park:
Roads and Trails - Backpacking Hikes & Trails
Type of hike:
wet canyon with remnants of old jeep road, some rock scrambling.
5 miles to ghost town
4000 feet to ghost town
6 miles northeast of Ballarat.
high-clearance; 4x4 final 2 miles to trailhead
Panamint and Ballarat 7.5 minute topos
Old jeep road washed out in 1980s and offically closed to vehicles but makes a great hiking trail. Ghost town of Panamint City is a good goal but mountain scenery, abundant springs and bighorn sheep all make it a worthy hike. Another 7 miles of mostly trailless hiking over pass leads to Johnson Canyon Road.