Cataract Falls Trail is a 2.7 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. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Anyone have a suggestion for parking due to the road closure?
The road is closed from fair-fax bolinas Rd about 4.8 miles to the trailhead. There is no reopening date posted. I walked pass the gate about 2 miles down and there are a few dried creek on the way. I didn't have enough time to get to the fall this time but will try again in about 6 months.
The road is closed from the Fairfax side. No falls for us today...
Does anyone know if the road is open now?
Awesome to do after a good rain...
Great hike. The starting point is a little off, but great hike nonetheless. I am sure it would be amazing after a rain. It was great today as well.
Beautiful and lush. Uphill on the way back, a good workout! The waterfalls are peaceful, alpine lake is serene. Heavy traffic on the trail during the spring.
Fun and easy. Went with the dogs, well traveled with other friendly groups on dog hike. Picnicked in the shade.
Great! Empty and quiet and lush, despite no falls in the summertime.
Road closed since March 11 due to several mud slides http://www.marincounty.org/main/county-press-releases/press-releases/2016/dpw-fairfaxbolinasroad-032416
However, Cataract Falls can be reach by entering on the south side off Ridgecrest Blvd.
Road to cataract falls was closed as of May 7th. So we had to hike 2 miles down the road before getting to the trail head.
The lake is beautiful and the whole area is so green... it was foggy almost the whole time we hiked, which made the place feel surreal! The waterfall itself isn't impressive. But 5 stars for the hike. Once we reached the picnic area at the end of cataract trail, we made it a loop by taking the Ridgecrest Blvd.
Super green and awesome?