Fossil Falls is a blink and you’ll miss it stop off the 395 freeway, near what’s left of Owens Lake. This is a unique geological range of smooth volcanic rock shaped into waves with divots and other strange formations carved out of water thousands of years ago when there were glaciers in this region and this was a waterfall. It’s a little flat .2 mile walk to the falls from the free parking area and there is also a campground, making Fossil Falls a perfect place to get out and stretch your legs on the way to or from Mammoth or Death Valley or take an extended break if needed. You can get to the bottom of the falls climbing down the rocks (though since they are so oddly shaped proceed with caution-I almost ate shit half a dozen times…), walk around to view them safely from atop, or rappel down if you like rock climbing thanks to the anchors someone has bolted at various points around the end of the waterfall’s mouth, where the canyon below is deepest. Either way it was a very worthwhile little detour and I would happily stop here again!