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    Devil’s Hole Overlook


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    An excellent route for families with young children and those looking for a more casual hiking experience, the Devil’s Hole Overlook Trail is a beautiful route within Death Valley National Park. Taking you past Devil’s Hole - an aquifer-feed geothermal cavern with endangered fish species - Devil’s Hole Overlook Trail is an intriguing route.

    Route Description for Devil’s Hole Overlook

    As the Devil’s Hole Overlook Trail is within the arid environment of Death Valley National Park, it is important that you prepare yourself for the conditions. Make sure you are wearing sunscreen and a hat, and that you bring plenty of water with you.

    Having parked your vehicle along Crystal Road, head northwest towards the trail in the foreground. Once on the trail, follow it north past the Devil’s Hole complex, and towards the high ground. After a few hundred feet, you will arrive at the overlook, where nice views of Devil’s Hole and the surrounding area can be enjoyed. When ready, backtrack your steps towards Crystal Road, making sure to stop at Devil’s Hole on your way through.

    Getting to the Devil’s Hole Overlook Trailhead

    The trailhead for Devil’s Hole Overlook is located off of Crystal Road.

    Route Information

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      Year round

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    • Route Type:

      Out and back

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