Charcoal Kilns

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  • Address: Death Valley, CA 92328, United States, Death Valley National Park
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Phone: +1-7607863200
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: View Point, Historical Site, Architecture

The Charcoal Kilns is a compilation of 25 feet tall beehive structures regarded as the best surviving example of the kilns in the western states. The historical architecture of the kilns is indeed commendable and exhibits an elegant view. The charcoal kilns are therefore a much recommended attraction in the Death Valley. 

Charcoal Kilns Travel Tips

  • Wear appropriate footwear for the hike. 
  • Carry a bottle of water to keep yourself hydrated. 
  • The area is sort of warm carry a bottle of sunscreen as well. 

How to Reach Charcoal Kilns

  • Train: Trona Railway Co

  • Stovepipe Wells Village Hotel
  • Trails Drive In
  • Esparza Family Restaurant

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  • Charcoal Kilns Address: Death Valley, CA 92328, United States, Death Valley National Park
  • Charcoal Kilns Contact Number: +1-7607863200
  • Charcoal Kilns Timing: 24-hrs
  • Time required to visit Charcoal Kilns: 01:00 Hrs
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  • 4.39% of people who visit Death Valley National Park include Charcoal Kilns in their plan

  • 50% of people start their Charcoal Kilns visit around 12 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Charcoal Kilns

Thursday, Friday and Saturday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Charcoal Kilns

People normally club together Aguereberry Point and Darwin Falls while planning their visit to Charcoal Kilns.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Charcoal Kilns Reviews & Ratings

  • Amazing. Not close to anything, very few people around, but simply gorgeous. If you're looking for somewhere gorgeous and enjoy solitude, come up here.

  • Nice place. Feels like I am at mountains with pine trees in the middle of death valley. Was not able to proceed to Mahagony flats since I had to return. Road is bit tough over there.

  • Enjoyed our visit here. One of the best preserved kilns in the west. It's 28 miles off HWY 190 on the Emigrant Road with the last 2-3 miles being unpaved road. Sometimes, that unpaved road can be treacherous especially after rain, where the road becomes only accessible with a high clearance vehicle. But luckily while on our trip, we were able to go through with the minivan. Our Subaru would have been a better choice. Since it's so far from other points of interests, you'd really want to have to come here. That would probably also explain how well preserved these kilns are, even after over 100 years. Inside the kilns, you can see the black scorch marks of charcoal and yet on some of them you can still faintly smell smoke. This is not nearly as heavily visited as other points of interests, but it's nice to at least visit once. The 10 kilns are easily accessible from the parking lot. A pit toilet is also present. This area is also the starting point for a hike up Wildrose Peak. Drive a little bit further up the road and your hike to Telescope Peak begins.

  • Amazing place in Death Valley. It was in the 80s on the valley floor but 30 on the hike we did to a nearby peak with snow covering the ground. A 4 wheel drive is definitely needed to get to this trailhead.

  • This is a great hike. Just long enough at 8.4 miles it will take about 5 hrs. The kilns at the trailhead are some of the most unique objects I've ever seen and are a relic of mining. The drive over to this trailhead has some epic scenery and the last couple miles are on a dirt road but any car can make it just avoid sharp rocks. When I say any car, do not go there if your car is not in perfect working order with a full tank. I was literally the only human being for hours and there is no cell service so car trouble would be dangerous. A good working car is a must for this park in general. The temps in the valley were 112 the day I went here but the temps over at wild rose were in the 80s and there was a nice cool breeze the whole way to the top.

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