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Darwin Falls

Death Valley National Park, CA
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Water in the Desert!!!

A bit of a hike so be prepared. So worth it to see water in the desert. Invest the time and be... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Montvale, New Jersey
My favorite hike.

My daughter and I visited on June 2nd, making it to Darwin Falls around Noon. This was our... read more

Reviewed 6 July 2017
iowa city, ia
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A bit of a hike so be prepared. So worth it to see water in the desert. Invest the time and be prepared.

Thank coachee1313
Reviewed 6 July 2017

My daughter and I visited on June 2nd, making it to Darwin Falls around Noon. This was our favorite hike of the day. It is not a highly visited trail. And I think that is for the best. Thankfully I had done quite of bit...More

3  Thank iowacityia
Reviewed 21 May 2017

This is a hidden gem. There were less people on this walk than others we did in Death Valley, but we thought this was one of the best. A gem of an oasis - water fall at the end.

1  Thank HappyTraveller234
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Great hike - short enough for most to make it. Reward - Seeing water fall in the desert with water year round ! Hike goes from desert to foliage . Quite a change. Follow the "pipe" that feeds Panamint Springs on the right . It...More

4  Thank kelly d
Reviewed 18 May 2017

After spending days driving around the beautiful desert landscape I found myself in middle of this lush oasis. It was really cool. The hike is less than 2 miles and very flat. You have to go over some streams and large rocks. Your shoes may...More

2  Thank Tim B
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Hands down this hike should not be missed. It is the ONLY water source in Death Valley and feeds the "resort" at Panamint Springs. A short hike and very enjoyable.

Thank Michael K
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Surprising to find a waterfall in Death Valley! It's a nice hike up a wash, a little boulder scramble and then the falls.

Thank Littlecabin
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We had heard that if you were coming in through the western entrance to Death Valley, you had to make the trek to Darwin Falls. We missed the turn-off from the highway (east to do since it is unmarked) and had to ask directions in...More

1  Thank James L
Reviewed 21 March 2017

We arrived about an hour before sundown on a fine mid-March evening and pretty much had the place to ourselves. As others have noted, the first half mile is an easy walk up a fairly level dry gravel wash. Then there's a quarter mile of...More

3  Thank Cameron M
Reviewed 25 February 2017

While walking along water in a narrow canyon is a nice change of pace from sand and huge vistas, neither the trail or the initial destination are that interesting. Note that the majority of photos here (of an upside-down Y-shaped falls) is the destination for...More

1  Thank John S
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Robin F
24 September 2017|
Response from Cameron M | Reviewed this property |
whoops, sorry for the delay. Nope, no restrooms at the trailhead parking. Panamint Springs surely does, but maybe for customers only, I don't know.
Edgardo R
19 June 2017|
Response from Cameron M | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely not. Loose gravel 2/3rds of the way, then narrow branch-choked paths and creek crossings with muddy banks.
Veronika B
19 January 2017|
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Response from ssycats | Reviewed this property |
I think it was 4 mikes round trip. I think it took about 45 minutes each way