Darwin Falls, Death Valley National Park

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  • As impossible as it sounds there is a spring fed waterfall that runs year round in Death Valley, well technically Panamint Valley. Same desert, so I digress. The gravel road wasn’t challenging to find...  more »
  • Was not easy to find. Gravel road from Main road. Hike starts off in a gravel wash, gradually you see the stream and vegetation starts. A few times we realized we were on the "wrong side" of the strea...  more »
  • The 1st "falls" is a quick-running downhill stream, about 1 mile from the parking area. The main Darwin Falls is quite a hike further in. If you're physically able, it's worth going all the way. If no...  more »
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  • Surprisingly awesome waterfall in the middle of death Valley. Hike had some scrambling, but was short and easy
  • This is a must see for the whole family. Desert lovers , students of physical geography and microclimate explorers will especially be keen on the remarkable and unique waterfall that you will see, smell and feel at trails end. A short moderate hike of one mile, easy for most except for the 5 or 6 water Xing that are encountered. Wear boots or watersandles for stable footing Follow the pipe to the
  • Awesome hike! No words can describe the awesome feeling of walking up to a waterfall in the desert.
  • The road leading to the falls is useable by car, but be careful as it is not paved and there are big stones. It takes about 20-30 minutes to get to the place where you can park your car. From there you can reach the falls in about 20 minutes by foot. You'll see more and more plants around halfway. The hike becomes a bit more difficult at that point - big rocks, water and heat. The hike is ok, but don't try to attempt in flipflops. Stones can be very very hot during summer months,
  • The falls at the end of the trail are awesome. However, for the adventurous a bit of rock climbing will take you to the upper falls which are spectacular.

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Where to stay in Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park provides numerous developed campgrounds where you can pitch a tent. Some of these are free, and some are open year-round, while others only offer camping in the cooler, non-summer months. There are a few privately owned and operated lodges and inns in the park, most of which feature rustic accommodations. With its upscale lodging, the Furnace Creek Inn stands as an exception. The town of Beatty, on the Nevada side of the park, offers a few basic inns and motels and a couple of casinos. On the California side, Randsburg sits farther away from the park's popular Furnace Creek area, but the town offers numerous economy motels and views of the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
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