HikeSnobs rate this: (because it’s a waterfall in the fricking desert!)
Visited: April 13, 2014
Description: A year round waterfall located on the western edge of Death Valley.
Length: 2 mile in and out
Duration: 45 minutes
Elevation: 20 feet
Terrain: Dirt and rocky trail
Wildlife: Lizard? Iguana? Whatever that animal is in the picture below
Parking: Lot (36.327674, -117.514659)
Best time to go: Anytime
Bring: Water, camera, sunscreen
It’s true! A year-round waterfall exists in the desert!
This spring-fed waterfall keeps the trail lush along the streamside. There is no formal trail but the 1 mile hike is pretty flat. There is some rock scrambling and a few stream crossings, but nothing difficult.
When we arrived at the beginning of the hike it was hard for us to imagine that a waterfall existed in the area at all. To our surprise the dusty desert trail quickly transformed into a lush green oasis in matter of minutes.
This trail was not weiner-dog accessible…
Even though the waterfall claimed to be year-round, we were still pretty surprised to catch it waterFALLING. It IS Death Valley, afterall.
You can climb up the side of the canyon to try to get a different view… or just for fun 🙂 Just make sure you’re careful!
And here’s the view from the top with Alice, Peter and Ox making sure we don’t die.
Seeing a waterfall in Death Valley, the HOTTEST place on earth, definitely made the trip worthwhile. It is the perfect way to stay cool in the desert heat.
- Dogs are actually not allowed here… Shhhhhh!
- There is another upper waterfall that we didn’t check up. To find it continue to climb up the canyon to the left of the falls to find it.
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