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Darwin Falls

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Length


2.1 Miles 3.4 Kilometers


425' 129 m

Ascent

-425' -129 m

Descent

8%

Avg Grade (4°)

52%

Max Grade (28°)

2,918' 889 m

High

2,494' 760 m

Low

Shared By Chris Wandervans

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An amazing route leading to a desert oasis.

Chris Wandervans

Dogs No Dogs

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Spring · Views · Waterfall

Overview

While there's no official "trail" in this area, this route is a fairly easy way to reach a relatively verdant desert oasis.

Need to Know

The trail is not marked, but is easy to follow. This trail should be avoided during flash flood watches.

Description

Darwin Falls is an amazing hike that starts in a very dry landscape and then you enter into a desert oasis and will continue your journey among trees and lush grasses as you pick your way to a natural spring and an amazing waterfall.

After you enter the trees, there are some mandatory creek crossings that might get your feet wet. Additionally, you'll need to do some scrambling over some rocks as you work your way to the end of the trail. The trail is unmarked, but is easy to follow, as most of the route is in a desert wash.

Flora & Fauna

A desert oasis in barren Death Valley.

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Feb 16, 2019
Jim Sullivan
Feb 2, 2019
Ryan Tidwell
Sep 28, 2018
mountain dude 101
decent sized steam, with large trees and vegetation leading up to a 40 foot waterfall in the middle of the desert 2.1mi
Sep 27, 2018
Timothée Florent
Sep 8, 2018
Brandon Burr
Aug 19, 2018
Beethi Karmakar
Was difficult at 55 degrees and we could make it only up to a point very close to the falls
Mar 28, 2018
J Salamone
Mar 8, 2018
Alicia Sanchez Franco
Not hard to hike. Water is fresh and cold; loved it.

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  4.6 from 10 votes

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Cass Kalinski
Mountain View, CA
Cass Kalinski   Mountain View, CA
An easy hike for the most part. There are a couple short stretches toward the falls where you have to work across rock slopes and some slippery places, but nothing major. A hiking stick would help for stability and you may get your feet a little wet if you are not careful. As advertised for prettiness. A beautiful oasis in the desert. Jul 10, 2017

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