Explore the most popular dogs on leash trails near Lone Pine with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

8 days ago

Went in May and all the lakes were frozen over. Beautiful place, will definitely be going in July to fish.

Just did this trail, it was pretty easy. The temperature dropped as you get closer to the waterfall. Fun as you get to walk over some rocks to go over the little stream. We were worried about the unpaved road that gets you to the trailhead, but it was in good condition. Keep in mind this is unpaved so you have to go slower, but we were never worried our car would get stuck.

off road driving
3 months ago

A fun and very easy trail with great views. Best rock formations are on the southern side but we prefer the northern end as it's quieter and the vista more rewarding.

3 months ago


4 months ago

This was my first experience overnight backing packing and I absolutely loved it. Beautiful location and quite. This place made me fall in love with the back country.

Let me clear the confusion.... this is not in any way shape or form 6.8 miles out and back. Not sure where this is getting the distance.... the hike DOES NOT start from highway 190. It is not marked at all off he highway so plan ahead of time. It is called old toll road near paniment Springs. You then take the dirt road for about 2 and a quarter miles to the trailhead and it is only 1 mile to the waterfall... making it 2 miles total. Just start heading up the wash. It starts to get greener and greener the further you go. You have to cross the water a few times so wear waterproof shoes... although the water crossings itself were small.. your feet could still get wet. Learned that the hard way. Waterfall itself is very beautiful! All in all.... it is a very nice experience especially considering it’s located within one of the hottest places in the world

Easy. Nice and scenic. Hot even in the winter. The trail is not well marked from the street. *you have to take the unpaved road for about 2 miles.

Super cute little waterfall and easy

6 months ago

Stunning area to see. Easy to navigate area. Great for acclimatizing.

Other than the gusty wind it’s a great trip.
Fly fishing was tough windy but the Golden’s were there.

6 months ago

This was a pretty easy hike with beautiful scenery the entire time!

off road driving
7 months ago

A tough and gnarly road for a low clearance passenger vehicle, but doable with care to avoid rocks and potholes. Anything else should be fine. The views themselves are 5 stars, but the area loses a star because it's not uncommon to find people have misused popular campsites and such. Over all worth visiting when you're in the area.

World class. Spectacular. Relatively easy day hike.

9 months ago

Probably my favorite trailhead in the sierras!

10 months ago

Did this in 2009 and it was great! Had a minor detour as we got to the farthest point of the loop where signage was scarce. Spent about an hour trying to find the trail through the middle of a bog.

10 months ago

Backpacked for 4 days in Mid June plenty of snow above 11000 feet, Took my two teenage daughters on our second trip to the cottonwood lakes, they were still amazed by the beauty of nature. We saw many deer and a coyote so they thought it was amazing.

Just finished hiking up to Lake 3 and 4. Beautiful!!! The snow on the ground made it even better!

Great hike for kids. We will definitely do this again.

Drive to the start hike from high way 190. Sign is hard to see as its faded. The entrance is on the left about 5 minutes after Panamint Springs immediately after a sharp right. Drive was rocky with uneven road. Saw a Prius when we got to the start of the hike, so should be no problem with any car.

Its about 1.5 miles hike to the water fall. First part has no shade it was about 98 degrees at 9:30 in the morning the end of May. Bring lots of water!

Second part was in the grove near the water and it was an adventure. Crossing streams and climbing over rocks. Just be very very careful about the slippery rocks. Almost slip and bust my head open a couple times. Other than that, little kids can do it.

Fun times!

This trail was a welcome break from the heat of the rest of Death Valley.

I'm not sure where AllTrails got the distance from as we calculated only about 2 miles to lower falls.

We went here in mid March and saw about 15 people on the trail.

The drive in could be labeled better. Once you pass Panamint Springs resort. The left it about a mile past it. This will mark the start of a couple of miles of dirt road. It runs alongside of piping since the resort uses the water as well.

The dirt road is rough. I wouldn't say you need a high clearance vehicle, but anyone concerned about very bumpy roads will want to avoid it.

There is parking at the trail head. If you hit the 4 wheel drive high clearance portion of the road, you've gone too far. The signs at the trail start were oddly blank; however, the start is obvious.

The trail is a sandy gravel wash type material at the beginning, whose hiking consistency reminded me of sand. This changes thou when you hit more of the vegetation area.

The start of the trail doesn't prepare you for the impending change in environment. At the start, it's a desert, but the further you go, it gets greener and greener.

There was running water everywhere. You actually hike thru or over mini streams at times. Water proof shoes are recommended.

Also this trail was slippery at points and required more maneuvering over boulders than I expected. So much so that we had to pause to figure out the correct path at times since it was just giant rocks. We didn't think we'd need hiking poles, so we didn't bring them. However, we definitely missed not having them. It was more technically challenging than I expected.

We saw a decent amount of wildlife on this trail, including birds, lizards, frogs, and dragonflies.

The lower falls is an obvious 25 ft split waterfall surrounded by trees and ferns and algae. It is stunning.

The trail is well worth it!

Sunday, March 05, 2017

Hike was awesome! The lower Darwin Fall is cool, but if you continue up the stream you will find two more Falls! Cheers

Saturday, February 04, 2017

Fun place when there is snow on the ground.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Beautiful hike. Went in November and the temperature was perfect. Does involve crossing small creeks and climbing up wet/smooth rocks so have some traction footwear.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Backpacked up to Lake 5 (10/21/16) for an overnighter. Well marked trail. Windy Sat. night. Beautiful area.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Good five hour hike today! Enjoyed the view, unfortunately didn't get to explore everything because it got super windy and the clouds set in. But all in all a great hike!

Sunday, October 02, 2016

Took the unmaintained trail that branched off the trail ~1.2 miles from the trailhead. Turned out to be around 5 miles to South Forks Lake. When you're walking along the meadow, make sure to stay right along the creek. Beautiful lake, with golden meadows. Windy and VERY cold at night. Definitely end of Sierra season. Beautiful hike with lots of water available. Nice day hike over the hill to Cirque lake-has potential for amazing waterfront camping (100 feet from water!).

Thursday, September 08, 2016

the trails are well marked and maintained. It was very windy, which made it bad for fishing. I saw a bird of prey dive bomb a fish out of the south fork lake, awesome.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Hiked up with my two daughters spent the night, what an awesome trail and view. My daughters were in awe of the views, will do this hike again for sure.

Monday, July 11, 2016

Great Trail. Took New Army Trail to Cottonwood Lakes, make sure to check the weather going up there, the wind can get pretty crazy.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Absolutely amazing. Breath taking at night, best place to see the Milky Way and Millions of starts ❤️

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