Charcoal Kilns, Death Valley National Park

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Historic Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
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  • The charcoal kilns were amazing. The road to the kilns was a dirt and gravel road. But the surrounding scenery was beautiful. It gave you a lot of appreciation of what our forefathers went... 
    The charcoal kilns were amazing. The road to the kilns was a dirt and gravel road. But the surrounding scenery was beautiful. It gave you a lot of appreciation of what our forefathers went...  more »
  • I loved the history of the kilns. We drove in through Ridgecrest via trona and wild rose rd and I loved this way of entering Death Valley. Last weekend of February and we had a little powdered snow... 
    I loved the history of the kilns. We drove in through Ridgecrest via trona and wild rose rd and I loved this way of entering Death Valley. Last weekend of February and we had a little powdered snow...  more »
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  • These are amazingly well preserved kilns they used to make charcoal back in the 1870s. We visited in January and it was very snowy and icy. I think it would safe to say you’d need 4x4. We only saw jeeps, trucks and a Subaru in the parking lot. I believe it’s up near ~7000 feet. Beautiful views and drive to this area as well.
  • These kilns are so interesting, especially with ten in a row. Easy to access once you take the long drive out and a bumpy last three mile gravel road. I would do it again. The hiking trail Wildrose leaving at the one end of the kilns was a nice hike, at least the part that I hiked.

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