Wildrose Peak Trail

Death Valley National Park
Located 49.0 miles from Shoshone, California (CA)
4 Stars
6,900 Steps 1  (3.1 mi)

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.

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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 range of 1,378 ft (420 m).


[ A to B ] or [ B to A ]
Steps 1Length 2Min Ele 3Max Ele 4
6,9003.1 mi6,854 ft8,232 ft
[ A to B ]
Time 5Floors 6Gain 7Loss 8
1.8 hrs110.91,331 ft0 ft
[ B to A ]
1.3 hrs0.00 ft1,331 ft

What is the length of the Wildrose Peak Trail?

The length of the trail is 3.1 mi (5.0 km) or 6,900 steps.

How long does it take to hike the Wildrose Peak Trail?

A person in good physical health can hike the trail in 1.8 hrs in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 1.3 hrs in the [ B to A ] direction.


The following chart shows the total calories that you may expend on the 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.

Topo Maps

Download the free Wildrose Peak 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. Do you want full-sheet outdoor recreation JPEG Topo Maps?

Adjoining 7.5' Quadrangle Legend

  1. Northwest Topo Map: Emigrant Pass, CA
  2. North Topo Map: Wildrose Peak, CA
  3. Northeast Topo Map: Devils Speedway, CA
  4. West Topo Map: Jail Canyon, CA
  5. Topo Map: Telescope Peak, CA
  6. East Topo Map: Hanaupah Canyon, CA
  7. Southwest Topo Map: Ballarat, CA
  8. South Topo Map: Panamint, CA
  9. Southeast Topo Map: Galena Canyon, CA

Is there a Wildrose Peak trail map?

Yes, and they're free! The Wildrose Peak Trail is located on the Telescope Peak and Wildrose Peak topo maps. Use the adjoining quadrangle legend to download the maps.



  1. Steps is a unit of distance equal to the sum of stride lengths that vary with the terrain.
  2. Length is the distance of the trail between the two trailheads, measured on the trail.
  3. Min Ele is the minimum elevation on the trail.
  4. Max Ele is the maximum elevation on the trail.
  5. Time is the typical total time required to hike the trail.
  6. Floors is the gain divided by twelve, the height of one floor.
  7. Gain (cumulative elevation gain) is the sum of every gain in elevation.
  8. Loss (cumulative elevation loss) is the sum of every loss in elevation.