Darwin Falls, Death Valley National Park

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    Darwin Falls

    by PinkFloydActuary Written May 4, 2007

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    Darwin Falls

    Perhaps one of the coolest sights in the park, but it is not easy to find! First, you have to watch for a turnoff just west of Panamint. There's no sign, just a road that wraps around the mountain. The road is in terrible condition, and is a dirt road, so you'll have to take it slow for a couple of miles. Next, the parking area is up a steep incline dirt road, so gun your car up! Then, its a couple of miles of trail along a babbling brook. The problem is that the trail disappears frequently! Just stay along the brook and eventually, you will come upon the falls. The falls are a total of about 80 feet, but what you'll be able to see as you come upon them is only the lower falls. They are very pretty, and worth the hike (although only half of it is in the shade, so bring plenty of water!) Then, you can start the trek back to the parking lot and that wonderful washboard road!

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