Darwin Falls Trail

MODERATE 6 reviews
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Darwin Falls Trail is a 5.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Darwin, California that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and off road driving and is accessible year-round.

5.8 miles
816 feet
Out & Back


off road driving

trail running



no dogs

6 months ago

Nice change of pace, slippery rocks, wear good shoes

7 months ago

Pretty great easy hike to the first fall. Little tricky to the second fall. But worth the view.

First and foremost, don't expect a big waterfall. But it is a rewarding hike, especially in the middle of a desert like landscape. There is considerable rock climbing and slick and slippery rock terrain to navigate. But it is worth it.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Nice trail. The water from Darwin falls wash is used in Panamint city. The plumbing that you hike beside is a bit of an eye sore and a little distracting from the scenery, specially since it leaks in various spots. But other than that it was a pleasant hike with a great payoff at the falls.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Excellent trail, does have a good bit of rock scrambling and stream hopping at the end to reach the falls but totally worth it!

Friday, January 04, 2013