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This is a hidden gem. There were less people on this walk than others we did in Death Valley, but... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
HappyTraveller234
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Perth, Australia
Surprise - Water in the desert !!

Great hike - short enough for most to make it. Reward - Seeing water fall in the desert with... read more

Reviewed 18 May 2017
kelly d
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Death Valley National Park, CA

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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.

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

1  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

1  Thank Tim B
Reviewed 17 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

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

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

Thank John S
Reviewed 19 February 2017

The 2.4 mile dirt road to Darwin Falls trailhead is very bumpy and rough but still passable for standard sedans. The road is located about a mile west of Panamint Springs Resort on the left side, and is not marked. No restrooms available at the...More

3  Thank MNDoodles
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Not a long hike, nothing technical, but a bit muddy, and climbing over a few rocks. Well worth seeing the little falls in the middle of the desert. A bit of drive over the pass from Death Valley, but stop by Mosaic Canyon on the...More

Thank SharonPatel
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Edgardo R
Are the falls wheelchair accessible?
18 June 2017|
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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.
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Veronika B
How long does it take to get from the parking to the waterfall? Or how many miles do you have to walk? Just that I can imagine - is it just 20 minutes oder it an hour...
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
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Bernard D
Is it unwise to drive a 23 ft motorhome to trail head?
29 February 2016|
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Response from Traveler92064 | Reviewed this property |
You could do it. The road is dirt and washboard. Its is wide enough for your rig but you might have to stop and pull to the side to let an oncoming driver get by. The parking lot is probably big enough, but you could pull... More
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