The Wildrose Peak Trailhead is located at the Charcoal Kilns; structures perfectly preserved for turning lumber to charcoal for silver mining towards the end of the 1800's. The trail begins with a steady climb through acres of Pinyon Pine; at various locations on the hike it becomes more strenuous. The views from the trail are worth the strenuous uphill hike; the panoramic views of the salt flats as well as the distant landscape of the Panamint Mountains are a beautiful sight to see. Rest at the top and enjoy the scenery before the return journey along the same trail.
The Wildrose Peak Trail has a maximum elevation of 8,232 ft (2,509 m), a minimum elevation of 6,854 ft (2,089 m), and an elevation gain of 10,860 ft (3,310 m) in the [ A to B ] direction.
The following chart shows the total calories that you may expend on the Wildrose Peak Trail while hiking in the [ A to B ] and [ B to A ] direction at a typical speed and is based on gross weight (which includes anything carried), the topography, trail length and trail conditions.
|[ A to B ] or [ B to A ]|
|Steps 1||Length 2||Min Ele 3||Max Ele 4|
|6,900||3.1 mi||6,854 ft||8,232 ft|
|[ A to B ]|
|Time 5||Floors 6||Gain 7||Loss 8|
|1.8 hrs||6.5||10,860 ft||5,368 ft|
|[ B to A ]|
|1.3 hrs||0.1||5,368 ft||10,860 ft|
The length of the Wildrose Peak Trail is 3.1 mi (5.0 km) or 6,900 steps.
A person in good physical health can hike the Wildrose Peak Trail in 1.8 hrs in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 1.3 hrs in the [ B to A ] direction.
Download free Wildrose Peak Trail topo maps 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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