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Death Valley National Park:
Roads and Trails - Backpacking Hikes & Trails

Telescope Peak

    Difficulty: strenuous

    Type of hike:
    maintained trail

    Distance:
    7 miles to summit

    Elevation gain:
    3000 feet

    Water: no

    Start:
    Mahogany Flat Campground

    Vehicle needed:
    High-clearance

    Maps:
    Telescope Peak 7.5 minute topo

    Comments:
    Spectacular views of Death Valley and Sierra Nevada. Camping is good in Arcan Meadows between Rogers Peak and Telescope Peak. Grade is steep for last mile of ascent; ice axe and crampons are often necessary in winter. No camping within 2 miles of the road.
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