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Darwin Falls

 2 votes

2.1 Miles 3.4 Kilometers

 

86% 

Runnable

95%

Singletrack

425' 129 m

Ascent

-425' -129 m

Descent

2,918' 889 m

High

2,494' 760 m

Low

8%

Avg Grade (4°)

52%

Max Grade (28°)

All Clear

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An amazing route leading to a desert oasis.

Chris Wandervans

Overview

While there's no official "trail" in this area, this route is a fairly easy way to reach a relatively verdant desert oasis.
Features: Fall Colors — River/Creek — Spring — Views — Waterfall
Dogs: No Dogs

Need to Know

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

Runner Notes

Scrambling required.

Description

Darwin Falls is an amazing run 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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All Clear 1 day ago
Dry - Description is accurate. There are LOTS of singletrack trails up the 4-wheel drive road worth checking out.
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