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“Darwin Falls, Death Valley” 5 of 5 stars
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Darwin Falls
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Ridgecrest, California
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109 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Darwin Falls, Death Valley”
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...

Visited March 2012
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“Interesting oasis in Death Valley, best appreciated on the way out of the park”
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 the road are right at the start and at the parking lot. To get to the falls, you have to scramble across rocks and creek crossings - my kids enjoyed this part of it. You will need good shoes. On the return hike, we noticed blue and green rocks in the canyon walls. This stop took us over 2 hours, between the drive in and out and the hike.

Visited November 2012
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