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Darwin Falls

Death Valley National Park, CA
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Type: Waterfalls
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- Apr 2, 2014
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Ohio
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72 reviews 72 reviews
24 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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181 reviews 181 reviews
140 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 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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Death Valley National Park, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

Darwin Falls is a set of 3 water falls that are within the confines of Death Valley National Park, near Panamint Springs. Access to the falls is not exactly easy, a few mile drive down a rocky dirt road and a couple of mile hike from the access point. The hike takes you through a narrow canyon, where you have... More

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Cottonwood, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

My husband spent hours searching for it; do NOT rely on too many people how how to get there, if possible find someone to take you! We had an awesome adventure and found the bottom spring and a bit (large bit) of vegetation, trees, lots of shade and running water (creek) which was all a welcome relief in Death Valley.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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69 reviews 69 reviews
6 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

We drove in our rear-wheel drive merc and found the road okay. Encountering other vehicles was not a problem; there was room for one vehicle or the other to pull over. Stopping at the first trailhead enabled us to walk to the waterfall and marvel at the effects of a flash flood (we had been told of while in the... More

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Ridgecrest, California
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85 reviews 85 reviews
60 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

it's a 15 ft. year-round waterfall in the middle of nowhere! And there's a 30 ft. fall about a mile above this one, a bit difficult to reach. The road is 2.5 miles of pretty rough, then walk a mile to the falls. Enjoy the shade, the ferns, the birds, the cool. It's amazing! Hike is class 2...

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California
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123 reviews 123 reviews
65 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

We stopped at Darwin Falls on the way out of the Death Valley, which is the way to experience it. It is just a small waterfall, but after you've been in the desert for a few days you really appreciate how amazing the place is. We drove a minivan up the 2+ very rough dirt road. The worst parts of... More

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