Fossil Falls is a misnomer in that there aren't any fossils nearby. It's a lava flow sculpted by water and wind late in the ice ages, rendered it shiny and smooth. Visit during the winter months if you want a chance to see flowing water. For more information see Wikipedia or DesertUSA.
Short Run: Located 0.25 miles from the parking lot.
Family Friendly: This is a short and easy break from a long drive up Highway 395
Gem Type: Geologic Feature
0.3 mi 0.5 kmFossil Falls
|0.3 mi 0.5 km||Inyokern, CA||1|
117.1 mi 188.4 kmPCT: Walker Pass to Crabtree Meadow (near Mt Whitney)
|117.1 mi 188.4 km||Inyokern, CA|