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.
The Salt Creek Interpretive Trail has a maximum elevation of 0 ft (0 m), a minimum elevation of -218 ft (-66 m), and an elevation gain of 1,491 ft (455 m) in the [ A to B ] direction.
The following chart shows the total calories that you may expend on the Salt Creek Interpretive 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|
|1,172||0.5 mi||-218 ft||0 ft|
|[ A to B ]|
|Time 5||Floors 6||Gain 7||Loss 8|
|13 min||0.0||1,491 ft||1,306 ft|
|[ B to A ]|
|13 min||0.0||1,306 ft||1,491 ft|
The length of the Salt Creek Interpretive Trail is 0.5 mi (0.9 km) or 1,172 steps.
A person in good physical health can hike the Salt Creek Interpretive Trail in 13 min in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 13 min in the [ B to A ] direction.
Download free Salt Creek Interpretive 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. Do you want full-sheet outdoor recreation JPEG Topo Maps?
Yes, and it's free! The Salt Creek Interpretive Trail is located on the Beatty Junction topo map. Use the adjoining quadrangle legend to download the map.
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