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Fossil Falls, Little Lake

4.7
#14 of 32 in Nature in California Desert
Must see · Geologic Formation · Nature / Park
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The Fossil Falls is a unique geological feature, located in the Coso Range of California in the United States. Volcanic activity in the mountain range, along with meltwater from glaciers in the nearby Sierra Nevada, played a role in the creation of the falls. They are located near the community of Little Lake, 1.0 mi (1.6 km) off US 395 (at a red cinder cone called "Red Hill") on Cinder Road to Red Hill, with signs to Fossil Falls.
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4.8
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  • It's definitely different from the regular dessert scene along this part of 395. We were in our RV, so very cautious of that unpaved road into the parking lot. Take your time and drive slowly and... 
    It's definitely different from the regular dessert scene along this part of 395. We were in our RV, so very cautious of that unpaved road into the parking lot. Take your time and drive slowly and...  more »
  • Beautiful in a rock-and-sand sort of way. Small, tidy parking and picnic area with restroom, too. Short scramble to the falls and 360 views of mountains and past volcanoes. 
    Beautiful in a rock-and-sand sort of way. Small, tidy parking and picnic area with restroom, too. Short scramble to the falls and 360 views of mountains and past volcanoes.  more »
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  • Great place to visit on a way to the death valley
  • The best 1.5 hours spent in my life, it has a beautiful view and a perfect hike

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