Tag - hiking in California

Hatton Trail 22

An amazing diversity of woodland shown by the Hatton Trail

  Location: Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park, California Length: 4,3 miles Difficulty: Moderate Elevation gain: 360 feet GPS coordinates: N 41 48.692 W124 06.388 The Hatton Trail is one of the well-favoured routes giving a chance to explore Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park. Moreover, this is three-in-one trail described here, as it combines the Hatton Loop, the Hatton Trail itself and a short spur-trail to Lohse Grove. The trail is located on the southern side of Highway 199, and can be accessed from two flanks: you may [...]

Devil's Golf Course 18

Devil’s Golf Course – Alien Views and Landscape

Location: Death Valley National Park Length: It can be as long as you want (there is no a designated trail) GPS Coordinates: N 36 17.157 W 116 49.567 Contact Information: Death Valley National Park P.O. Box 579 Death Valley, CA 92328 The Devil’s Golf Course is a fabulously beautiful and large salt pan on the floor of Death Valley National Park. It is located in the Mojave Desert. This salt pen is a huge bed of a dried up Lake Manly that covered the territory of the valley. The [...]

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White Salt Flats of Badwater

Location: Death Valley National Park Length: 2 miles roundtrip GPS Coordinates: N 36 13.79 W 116 46.035 Contact Information: Death Valley National Park P.O. Box 579 Death Valley, CA 92328 Badwater Basin is an endorheic basin known as the lowest point in North America. Its elevation is 282 ft below sea level. The name to the area was given thanks to the spring-fed pool of “bad water”, the salt make this water undrinkable. Actually, this water is four times saltier than the water in the ocean. Although, the water in [...]

Berry Glen Trail 22

Falling in love: Berry Glen Trail, Redwood National and State Parks

Location: Redwood National Park, California Round Trip: 6 miles Difficulty: Moderate Elevation Gain: 1200 feet GPS Coordinates: N 41 19.440 W 124 02.621 Visitor’s Information No Pass Required The Berry Glen Trail is one of the newest elements of the Redwood National Park. Being opened in October, 2010, this trail is the first one built in the Redwood National Park within the last decade. Its creation became possible thanks to the help of the Civilian Conservation Corps. Now this well-built and well-maintained three-mile trail connects the Elk Meadow Day Use Area, [...]