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This trail leads through the Jayhawker Canyon drainage. It begins on Highway 190 and ends at the base of Pinto Peak. It is not recommended for summer use due to extreme heat.

The Jayhawker Canyon Trail begins on Highway 190 at the 3,000 feet above sea level marker, which is 2.3 miles past Emigrant Junction. The route follows the path of emigrants who traveled through the region in 1850 on their way to California. You'll see the signatures of some of the emigrants who carved their names on a large boulder about two miles in from the highway. The Jayhawker Canyon drainage leads five miles to the southeast to the base of Pinto Peak. It is a gentle grade with little navigational skills needed to wander through the canyon. Because of the low elevation, this trail is not recommended for summer use. Bring lots of water in preparation for the extreme heat.

Directions: From Furnace Creek, Travel northward on Highway 190 33 miles to Emigrant Campground. Continue driving westward on Highway 190 to the 3,000 feet above sea level marker. Park here and find the trail on the eastern side of the road.

Elevation: 3,000 feet

Elevation Gain: 2,600 feet

Difficulty: Moderate

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Death Valley National Park, California

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