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Darwin Falls

Death Valley National Park, CA
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Type: Waterfalls, Outdoors
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Type: Waterfalls, Outdoors
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Fairbanks, Alaska
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79 reviews 79 reviews
9 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

The road to Darwin Falls is not marked, but it is easy to find if you have a map or just stop and ask for directions. It's not a long walk to the falls. It's a nice place place to take a picnic lunch. We stopped at the falls, but it's possible to climb up over the rocks and hike... More 

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Balboa Island, California
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171 reviews 171 reviews
60 attraction reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

You already know that Panament Springs is a cool place to camp/eat/stay, but Darwin Falls is really close and something you need to do at least once. The hike is easy and there is really a water fall out there in the middle of the desert.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Coolest place I have ever been. We picked the one day in August that it rained and was 75 degrees, but Darwin Falls was worth the drive and the little hike. It is like an oasis out of a dream: crystal clear water, hidden in one of the most barren places in the world.

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Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
32 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

i didnt much care for it. my girlfriend liked it. its a waterfall. its near the desert. thats all ive got for you. its pretty, but it also feels like you are on someone's back lot with the crappy unsanitary water line running along the trail. that thing needs work.

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Utah
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69 reviews 69 reviews
37 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Wow! This hike was definitely one of the highlights of our trip! It was beautiful and an unexpected oasis in the desert. Loved it!

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Nashville, Tennessee
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46 reviews 46 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Darwin Falls is hidden from view by a short hike. When you are traveling through the Panamint Valley, take an hour side trip to visit the falls. The hike is flat and perhaps a half mile long. The falls are interesting and a good view into the desert water supply.

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Hindhead, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We enjoyed this hike...relatively easy and very pleasant area, rock pools on route with sweet little frogs. The falls are not dramatic but are wrath the hike.

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Ohio
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75 reviews 75 reviews
26 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Nice hike, fall were dry when we were there, but the hike and the rocks are pretty. Popular area for most visitors.

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Surrey
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61 reviews 61 reviews
31 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

It's not worth driving over from the east side of the park but if you are in the Panamint area then do visit Darwin Falls. It is a 2 mile dirt road drive to the trailhead and a nice easy hike to the waterfall.

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Los Angeles
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230 reviews 230 reviews
170 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

The drive to the parking lot is a little bumpy on the unpaved road but it's worth it. You have to walk (maybe 30-45mins for casual walkers) and the terrain isnt always perfect but the secret little pool and waterfall at the end make it worth it.

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