Harry Wade Road - Death Valley National Park

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The Harry Wade Road (aka Badwater Road) is an easy backcountry route in Death Valley National Park and was first pioneered in 1849 by the Harry Wade family on their way to the California gold fields. Today this remote area of Death Valley National Park sees few visitors but offers spectacular views... Read More
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Highlights of Harry Wade Road - Death Valley National Park

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Highest Elevation
478 ft
Shape of Trail
Straight Through
Typically Open
Year Round
Best Direction
N/A
Official Trail Name
Harry Wade Road
Nearest Town
Shoshone
Nearest Services
Shoshone
Management Agency
Death Valley National Park
District

Overview

The Harry Wade Road (aka Badwater Road) is an easy backcountry route in Death Valley National Park and was first pioneered in 1849 by the Harry Wade family on their way to the California gold fields. Today this remote area of Death Valley National Park sees few visitors but offers spectacular views, and a dramatic water crossing of the Amargosa River, if there is water present.

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10 Waypoints
32 Trail Photos
2 Trail Concerns
6 Community Reviews
1 Video
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