Went recently. There was no water falling. I assume that the summer and recent drought are to blame. Beautiful hike.

Do it often as we don't have to drive. Best in the winter or early spring after some rain. A few spur options also.

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.

on Fairway Falls Trail

5 months ago

Easy trail for kids. Nice waterfall at the end. Wish it was a longer hike.

easy hike with a cool ending. waterfall is still running in late May. sign calls it Buck Gulch waterfall.

Love this one. I've been doing it for 11 years, never get sick of it.

Very beautiful... Just wish it were longer

Great, can get crowded on weekends but there are enough offshoots that it's easy to get away from the main trail

It was really good
I love it

It was really good
I love it

10 months ago

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.

hiking
1 year ago

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.

Jan 3rd - flat walk thru Indian Valley Preserve - 45 minutes

Trail is very easy, nice walk to the falls. A creek is near you at all times and the water sounds great after a good rain. The waterfall is great but I went after almost a week's worth of rain.