OverviewDeath Valley National Park. This is an enjoyable day hike with 2 straightforward approaches. The southeast slope is class 2 from Daylight Pass and the north ridge looks to be class 2-3 from the Titus Canyon Road. The views of southern Death Valley and the Panamint Range are outstanding. To the east is an unobstructed expanse of Nevada Great Basin Ranges which includes the Bullfrog Hills, the Bare Mountains and beyond. Neighboring Corkscrew Peak rises across a valley 3 miles to the southwest.
Titus Canyon Road: From Dayight Pass drive 7 miles northeast on Hwy. 374 to the Titus Canyon Road on the left. Take the one way Titus Canyon Road 8.5 miles (2WD high clearance recomended) back toward the Grapevine Mountains and park where you can along the road at 4,720'. Hike southeast through a gap 1.2 miles to Willow Spring (marked on topo). Take the north ridge to the summit.
Note: After the hike the road continues over Red Pass, down into Titus Canyon and on out to Death Valley.
The Titus Canyon Road is subject to closures due to washouts. To check Death Valley road conditions click here.
There is a 20 dollar fee per vehicle good for 7 days to enter Death Valley National Park based on the honor system.