Darwin Falls Trail

MODERATE 14 reviews
#28 of 70 trails in

Darwin Falls Trail is a 2 mile out and back trail located near Darwin, California that features a waterfall. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips.

DISTANCE
2.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
242 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

waterfall

no dogs

hiking
19 days ago

As appears to be the norm in Death Valley, in order to get to the parking lot, you have to drive for quite a bit on a dirt track with loose gravel and some larger stones thrown in for good measure. High clearance is not really necessary but it helps.
The hike itself is short and easy and, unlike pretty much anywhere else in Death Valley, you actually have some shadow along the way. The waterfall is pretty, even if in itself fairly unimpressive. The fact that it is in a desert makes it much more exciting, and if you've been in the park for a while before coming here (like we did), seeing the water and green trees was really pleasant.
I wouldn't say that this is necessarily a must-do hike, but if you want to see a slightly unusual part of Death Valley, this is a good spot!

hiking
5 months ago

Easy 1 mile hike to the fall. Had to climb some rocks to get to the end but it was easy.

hiking
8 months ago

We hiked this on our rest day and loved it! It is easy except for a little rock scrambling and some creek crossings near the waterfall. It is a great way to see the diversity that Death Valley National Park provides.

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4 months ago

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Monday, February 29, 2016