OverviewDeath Valley National Park and form the southeastern wall of Death Valley across from the Panamint Range. Mount Perry is the dark red ridgeline peak toward the north end of the Blacks overlooking Badwater Basin with tremendous views up and down Death Valley and across to Telescope Peak.
Mount Perry has a dominant presence as one looks north along the crest of the Black Mountains.
This is a moderate day hike from Dantes View to the south or from the road to Dantes View to the east.
South ridge from Dantes View: Hike north up over Dante's View Peak and on along the crest 4 miles with ups and downs and up the south ridge of Mt. Perry.
This route is 8 miles round trip with 3,300' of gain due to the ups and downs.
East slope: At the 6 miles point on the road to Dantes View park and hike west cross country about 3 miles and up the east slope of Mt. Perry. Based on general experience without having done this route it looks pretty staight forward and probably easiest to approach just north of the peak and follow the north ridge a few 10ths mile south to the summit.
This route is about 6.5 miles round trip and 2,700' gain.
Entrance fees for Death Valley National Park are 20 dollars per vehicle good for 7 days based on the honor system.