Carson Falls and Pine Mountain Trail

MODERATE 12 reviews
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Carson Falls and Pine Mountain Trail is a 5.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Fairfax, CA that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

5.8 miles 1562 feet Out & Back




mountain biking

nature trips

trail running





wild flowers

8 days ago

we extended and took the fire road to nail trail before meeting up with little carson falls. portions of this hike are amazing - liberty trail and nail peak were both beautiful, interspersed with some fire road hiking. Also a quick hike along bolinas faifax road is required to link up the reservoir trail and liberty. The waterfall is gorgeous right now.

22 days ago

6 months ago

Beautiful views of the North Bay and lovely wildflowers; but be careful -- the trails aren't well marked (esp. the Liberty Trail -- which seems like hardly anyone ever goes on)!

Also, note: Even though it says that the road is closed, hikers and bikers can still go on the trails (just not cars).

6 months ago

Breath taking views, wild flowers and fresh air. Waterfall was minimal but still nice hike.

7 months ago

Yes wild flowers were good this time of year 5/28/16

8 months ago

9 months ago

It is a challenge with the steep hills and stairs but well worth it!!!

9 months ago

Amazingly beautiful! Big waterfall with many levels. A tough hike but worth it indeed. Will go again!

2 years ago

Did this trail a while back. As mentioned the trail is a fire road for the first 1-2 miles. There are some views but the best option is to come in late April / Early may when the falls are still "falling" and the wildflowers are out.

mountain biking
4 years ago

This is great mountain biking riding and some might considerate demanding. The first climb up to the Pine Mtn. junction is very technical. The Repack downhill is a blast.

5 years ago

One of the nicest falls in the area. I like to take Old Sled Trail rather than the Pine Mountain fire road. Do this aftee a rain and you will be richly rewarded.

6 years ago

the hike to this waterfall is a fire road, not much to look at most of the way, there is a nice little stretch through the trees. the falls are nice, not stroller accessible.