Salt Creek Interpretive Trail
Death Valley National Park

Located 58.5 miles from Shoshone, California

4 Stars

The Salt Creek Trail is an easy boardwalk trail that follows the Salt Creek and its pools. The creek is too salty for humans to drink, but the water is a source of water for different plants and animals. The rare Salt Creek Pupfish has thrived in these waters for thousands of years.

Salt Creek Interpretive TrailheadSalt Creek Trail, Death ValleySalt Creek Boardwalk


The length of the Salt Creek Interpretive Trail in Death Valley National Park is 0.5 miles and requires around 16 minutes to hike one-way. The trail has a maximum elevation of 0 feet, a cumulative elevation gain of 0.3 miles and a cumulative elevation loss of 0.2 miles.



The following chart shows the total calories that you can expend on the Salt Creek Interpretive Trail while hiking (round-trip) at a typical speed and is based on gross weight (which includes anything carried), the topography, trail length and trail conditions.


Topo Maps

Beatty Junction Topo Map: Download the free Salt Creek Interpretive Trail topo map and the adjoining quads to plan your hike. These are full-sheet, 7.5 Minute (1:24,000 scale) Death Valley National Park topographic maps.

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