Death Valley National Park literally has endless opportunities for hiking. There are not many maintained trails within the park, but you really don't need them. While park visitors and native wildlife maintain some of the trails, most of the hiking is cross-country. The hiking within Death Valley revolves mostly around open desert, beautiful canyons, mountain peaks, mining ruins, and interesting geological formations. And there are plenty of opportunities to explore places that nobody has ever seen before (or at least never reported on publicly). Here at Death Valley Adventures, we frequently receive e-mail letters asking for hiking recommendations within the park, being that this is the largest Death Valley hiking site on the internet. Over the years, I have realized that many times I am repeating answers to the same questions, such as revealing what I would recommend for hiking, backpacking, and adventure experiences. Thus, I went ahead and put together this page which will benefit all visitors who are interested in hiking in Death Valley. Keep in mind that the hikes and backpacking routes mentioned below are only a small sampling of what is available within the park. But if you want to know my recommendations, they will be shared below. This page will not focus on detailed information about the hikes and extensive photographs. That type of information can be found on the specific trip pages which are linked to on the site's main page. But I will share one photograph of each place and then try to give some details that are not available on the trip report pages that hikers will find beneficial. I hope you will find this information helpful as you plan out your hiking and backpacking trips. It has been said that I should be working in the Furnace Creek Visitor Center. This hiking and backpacking section is the next best thing. I hope you all enjoy your hikes and trips to Death Valley.