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18 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!

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3 months ago

Did this in July!! 106’ just about lost my wife. She is not a great hiker but she was game. Not a tough hike, a lot of water crossing and rock climbing. The reward is the waterfall at the end. Enjoy!

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3 months ago

A bit of an oasis as far as the Death Valley region is concerned. Not too traveled and quiet.

Was a nice trail but be cautious with crossing the stream paths. Be sure to wear proper shoes. Rocks can be slippery. Kids will be fine. It’s beautiful. There is a waterfall but it is not recommended for swimming.

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5 months ago

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

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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.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Nice change of pace, slippery rocks, wear good shoes

Monday, May 15, 2017

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

Sunday, February 26, 2017

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.

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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.

on Darwin Falls Trail

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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!

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on Darwin Falls Trail

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