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Charcoal Kilns

Dirt track off of Highway 178/Wildrose Canyon Road, Death Valley National Park, CA 92328
+1 760-786-3200
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We drove from Stove Pipe Wells to the Kilns to get away from the heat. It was an adventure with no... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
60seattle
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Kent, Washington
Smell that fire!

These are amazing, totally worth visiting. You can smell the fire that burned in them so many... read more

Reviewed 29 April 2018
diw0lff
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Buffalo, New York
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“long drive” (12 reviews)
“dirt road” (9 reviews)
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Dirt track off of Highway 178/Wildrose Canyon Road, Death Valley National Park, CA 92328
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove from Stove Pipe Wells to the Kilns to get away from the heat. It was an adventure with no one else in sight. On the way we saw many burros and quite a few of these burros took their time walking straight down...More

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Reviewed 29 April 2018

These are amazing, totally worth visiting. You can smell the fire that burned in them so many years ago. They have held up extremely well. It's a beautiful, peaceful place. Keep your eyes open for burrows, they are in the area!

Thank diw0lff
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Reviewed 27 April 2018

What a difference a side makes. Travel to the west side of the park and it's over 20 degrees cooler. Very nice drive. Just a few miles on gravel, we had a durango and made it okay. Kilns are in such good shape. You can...More

Thank Janelle H
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

This is an amazing area with trails and excellent views in the pine forest . One of the highlights of our trip.

Thank einnoC
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Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

They are pretty neat but the drive out to them is a pain. It is an extremely rough road and a long drive. If you aren't going to hike the trail then I would saw it might not be worth it but they were fun...More

Thank Juli K
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Reviewed 11 March 2018

We visited the Kilns because we hiked wildrose peak. I would have been disappointed if I'd taken the time to drive out just to see the Kilns. As everyone says, it's a rough gravel road but probably do-able in a sedan.

Thank melissa w
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Reviewed 10 March 2018

The last 2 miles of the road to the Charcoal Kilns is described as "passable for regular cars if the road has been graded". I'm not sure that 2 miles of road is EVER graded, it was not passable 2 times that I tried to...More

Thank CTBCalifornia
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Reviewed 17 December 2017

The road is partially a graveled road with rough spots. Worth the trip. History is explained as to why they were built here. Still smell like smoke houses

1  Thank Jean L
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Reviewed 6 December 2017

These relics of the past are in great condition and a must see if you visit Death Valley. The location is not well traveled. It's accessed by a short dirt road just pass WildRose campground. The higher elevation makes it a great place during the...More

Thank ToxicTabasco
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Reviewed 29 October 2017

Took me three years to get here, but it was worth the wait! Absolutely amazing slice of history and workmanship. Almost beyond belief that you can still smell the charcoal after all this time. Enjoyed seeing the subtle differences between the different kilns. If you...More

Thank VespagirL55
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Anne L
12 August 2016|
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Response from Mark S | Reviewed this property |
The Road to the Kilns probably would be closed due snow. There are plenty of other things to see in DV at that time of year.
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