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Nice quick hike, starts off as an expansive, desert wash then gets narrower and gets more lush. Ends at a nice waterfall, hard to believe it’s in Death Valley.

nice waterfall and birds

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27 days ago

Nice view when you enter the park. Do not do like the tourists: take the trail to have the real view and don’t stay only at the parking.

Nice but quick trail. You can’t get lost, just follow the town’s only water supply to the source. The water fall at the end was a nice surprise. Rumor says if you climb the falls, there are a few other falls that are beautiful, but we did not try, still a nice little trail.

hiking
3 months ago

I read a lot of reviews and this isn’t a joke there is a waterfall at the end almost 1.1 miles in very minor amount of climbing trail is easy to follow. Would recommend for something unique in Death Valley

hiking
4 months ago

this is such a neat hike because you start out in the desert and end up in an oasis!

hiking
5 months ago

Lovely in June after rainy winter. Made into a long loop trip, staying overnight at Upper Centennial Spring. Wild horses and petroglyphs!

Absolutely beautiful! It’s a very enjoyable easy hike.

Unimaginable! The water falls were just beautiful. So glad we were able to find the road to the trailhead. Worth going there for the oasis in the Death Valley!

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muddy
rocky
5 months ago

ohv/off road driving
no shade
rocky
6 months ago

Washboard king. Rough as hell and an endurance match of bumps. Come prepared and take breaks, your back will thank you.

After experiencing a rare Death Valley thunderstorm (and making sure the flash flood threat was over) we headed up the trail to the falls. After the winter weather the trail did have some washed out areas that required a little care. People before us had left a couple of old ladders and a very makeshift rappelling contraption but these were not needed and should probably be removed. A little dexterity and concentration on foot placement (ie hiking) was all that is needed. One of my favorite afternoon walks with a camera. Easy and has an incredible “visual reward” at the end.

hiking
7 months ago

Easy hike to the waterfall, a few small creek crossings and a little rock scrambling. The drive down is on a dirt road, but the hike itself is 2 miles total from the trailhead.

Nice hike - oasis in the middle of the desert.

Great hike but, go over the big rock! Do t go on the small piece of wood on the left... Made the mistake and walked out soak and wet for .75 of a mile haha

Track substantially under-reports miles between waypoints. Note that Saline Hot Springs is an ill-marked diversion from this track, with no waypoint included at turn off.

hiking
7 months ago

Nice easy walk back to falls for most of the way. A few rocks or climbing of boulders to do along the way toward the end, which kids would like and I found fun but I wouldn’t do this in sandals. Still enough of. A hike to wear sneakers at least. The falls are pretty. The greenery is shocking for DVNP. I loved all the butterflies along the trail! At one point I stopped and they were everywhere!!

Dynamic hike with some lizard and toad spotting. Shade for second half of the trip.

hiking
8 months ago

Decent but not spectacular views. Some asshole was flying a drone when we were there.

A little rocky and hard to follow at the end.

Great, short hike back into a sweet desert oasis. Easy to handle with a few minor rocks to scramble over and optional spots to climb on more rocks.

hiking
10 months ago

Amazing views into the canyon and across the desert valley. Fantastic scenic drive coming from Furnace Creek Death Valley. Unfortunately we saw no fighter jets.

ohv/off road driving
10 months ago

December 2018 - Great drive. The road is wide enough for bigger trucks Ex. Ford Raptor. Beginning and end of the trail had some black ice on the road. Not chains needed but 4x4 highly recommended.

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!

cute little place tucked in the canyon. could use better signing at the road but overall a great day trip

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Thu May 10 2018

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!

hiking
Sun Apr 15 2018

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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