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Address: Death Valley National Park, CA

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I'd been to the lower falls before, but on one trip a guide took us up and around to an amazing grotto with an 80 ft waterfall. Getting there is not easy -fairly steep rock... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Greenville, South Carolina
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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

I'd been to the lower falls before, but on one trip a guide took us up and around to an amazing grotto with an 80 ft waterfall. Getting there is not easy -fairly steep rock scrambling/easy climbing, edging around a corner on a 10 inch wide ledge [easier than it looked but not for those scared of heights], and some... More 

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Hickory, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Hiked in and out in less than an hour. Very easy for the most part with just a few spots climbing a small amount of rocks where you have to pay attention. There isn't any signage to tell you where to turn off the main road but it is the first dirt road on the left heading out of Panamint... More 

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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

We were excited to see this little gem on the west side of DVNP. When you hike in and see the first water feature, don't stop there! Keep hiking upwards a bit further. Lo and behold, there is the waterfall! There may be more to it, but that's where we turned around for safety sake. Don't bring your dog or... More 

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Death Valley National Park, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This is a short easy hike, (except for the one rock you have to climb) it is so worth it!! The falls are beautiful. Such a peaceful place in the desert. The flowers were still blooming when we went, which was awesome. The falls themselves were running really good. I have been here before when the flow wasn't so much.... More 

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Maple Grove, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We only hiked to the lower falls, as anything beyond that looked to be a rock scramble/climb. We didn't see a sign on 199 for the gravel road leading to the trailhead and ended up driving past it twice. Only after turning down the gravel road did we see a small sign. The trailhead parking area is also quite small,... More 

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This short little hike on the far western end of the park was by far our favorite. A beautiful oasis hidden in a desert river canyon. Well worth the easy mile of walking.

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Los Angeles, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The hike up to the falls starts from the end of about 2 miles of gravel road, no high clearance needed but washboard and slow going. The trail continues another mile up the dry riverbed, at which point a bit of surface water appears and vegetation enough to provide shade. Another half mile or so comes to the first cascade... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Great place!! It crazy that it is in the middle of extreme desert and rock mountains. Fairly easy hike a little bit of climbing over rocks... Its a must see!!!

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Stoutsville, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

This ws an easy hike to the falls and lovely things to see along the way. We saw a toad in some of the spring with lots of eggs that had been laid. We assumed they were frogs eggs. They were in a long rope like strand.. We saw red dragon flies, birds, flowers and lots of beautiful sites to... More 

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Pahrump, Nevada, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

This is a wonderful place to see! It is away from the beaten path with a drive up a dirt road just outside Pannamint Springs. Once you get to the trailhead, it is a one mile hike to the beautiful falls . The trail is difficult to fofollow in places.

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