Great place to hike all year round. In winter, creeks and waterfall are running. In summer, it's good too because most of the trails are in the shade. Park near the sports fields and walk to right of base field. Go through open space gate and turn right onto Ad Schwindt Trail. It winds through dense forest of bay trees and ferns. Go left briefly when you get to fire road then turn right on Buzzard Burn Trail. A steep climb. Turn left at top onto Witzel Trail which winds downhill through forest adjacent to streams. Cross footbridge and turn right again onto fire road. Now you can either walk back to your car or you can turn right onto Waterfall Trail for another loop. This is a must after some rain. Very beautiful.
Jenn T. on Fairway Falls Trail
I went two days after a rainstorm. The creek and falls were full and flowing and beautiful. Because it is a short, mostly flat walk at the end of a community, there is limited street parking, and I t was very busy, lots of families. This walk would be ideal if I had gone on a weekday when kids were at school for the solitude. But as it was, it was still very pleasant.
Crina G. on Fairway Falls Trail
In July... serious drought !
Relatively easy hike, and well worth the effort to get here. Very secluded and one would only know it's here by way of a local or an app such as this. Most of the hike is via a canopy of trees and heavy growth. The path is clearly defined and well maintained. The waterfall at the end is unexpected and quite stunning.
Great for a local hike! I usually start at the college parking lot ($4) Most trails loop and take 45min-1:30. Great Nature views and you can easily make it more challenging by.... TRAILBLAZING!
Its illegal... But You can hike over the top ( by the 2 towers) through H Ranch and get to San Rafael (Lucas Valley) Literally atop of Lucas Films. HORSE AND BIKE ARE ALLOWED IN MOST AREAS.
Jan 5th, 45 minutes on "Horse loop" named after the horses corralled on the left of the trail. Easy hike great for interval training. Repeated again on Friday Jan 9th- 50 minutes , Jan 6th did Buzzard hill at IV for 90 minutes.Sat Jan 10th - switchback for 60 minutesFriday Jan 16th with Katherine - 45 min Wed Jan 21- longer hike up switchback to fence- 90 minutes, Thur Jan 22- Clarke Melone loop- 45 minutes, Monday Jan 26th - 45 min Friday 30th - interval training to Roy Orbison music- 50 minutes. - 8 times during Jan 2015.