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Darwin Falls

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Address: Death Valley National Park, CA

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A hike different from other hikes in Death Valley

It's an unmarked hike near Panamint Springs area. Easy distance but last part of hike requires a little rock scrambling. First 1/3 of the hike is just walking towards the canyons... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed November 27, 2016
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Shanghai Region, China
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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Shortly after Panamint Springs Resort look for a dirt road going off to the left. A weathered sign designates Road to Darwin Falls. We had a high clearance vehicle but we didn't need it to get to the trail head, road was in good condition and ended in a small parking lot. No bathrooms at trail head. Continue down sandy... More 

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Shanghai Region, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016 via mobile

It's an unmarked hike near Panamint Springs area. Easy distance but last part of hike requires a little rock scrambling. First 1/3 of the hike is just walking towards the canyons. Next 1/3 you can hear the water and surroundings start becoming green in the midst of the desert. Last part is where a little elevation comes into picture ,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2016

This was a beautiful falls. Not overly large but a wonderful surprise in the harsh desert climate. A 2 mile round trip hike, the first 1/2 mile is a hot, dry wash. But then you round a corner and enter a slot canyon with running water, willows and flowers. The temperature drops 15 degrees and the area is delightful. Well... More 

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RapidCity,SD
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

Took a bumpy gravel road to get here--the gravel roads are not maintained well in DV. Walked up a wash in a beautiful canyon for about 2 miles to get to the stream. Then had any easy climb over some rocks to get to the falls. It was very pretty and worth the walk. It did not disappoint. After the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

We were told we must not miss this and that is was the best spot in Death Valley etc. It is interesting as it feels like a true Oasis in the desert and the waterfall is pretty but if you have just come from Yosemite I don't think it is worth the detour. I found Death Valley itself much more... More 

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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016 via mobile

I found this in pinterest so made it our first stop in DV, I didn't believe we would actually find it as I thought it may have been a fake photo. A beautiful waterfall and lake in the middle of the hottest and driest desert on earth?! But it is absolutely there. We drove down the almost hidden track, parked... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016 via mobile

The long unpaved road to get to the trailhead was not ideal for our rented Hyundai Accent. Would recommend an SUV for the drive butt even the Hyundai made it without damage (slowly)! The hike itself was entirely flat and interesting. We did it at 9am and it was a reasonable temperature still, plus parts were shady/cool, so it was... More 

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Denton, TX
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016

My daughter saw this on the map and wanted to go. Smartie me said "there aren't any waterfalls in DV". Just goes to show that we old codgers don't know everything. After an amazing hike to get there what did we find? A waterfall. Dummy me!. We stopped at the general store in Panamint Springs and asked about DF. The... More 

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North Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

Absolutely beautiful! Worth a low moderate hike. Can be tricky at times over some rocks and creek but worth it! Do not go in the water though! It's drinking water!

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Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016

First off this is a rough ride off-road from CA 190 for a 2 wheel. Its about a 2.5 mile drive down the Darwin Old Toll Road to get to the trailhead in the canyon and near the wash that leads you to Darwin Falls. Best way is leave Panamint Springs resort on CA 190 go about 1.5 miles West.... More 

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