Cataract Falls Trail

MODERATE 91 reviews

Cataract Falls Trail is a 2.7 mile moderately 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.

2.7 miles 1243 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

waterfall

scramble

hiking
2 days ago

Spent a few hours climbing the trails...went during a weekday and had most of the trail to myself! Great to see water flowing again..hope more is coming!

6 days ago

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26 days ago

fun and exciting adventure for the whole family, a lot of stopping points make it interesting and fun for the family especially the kids

hiking
1 month ago

I gave this trail an extra star for hiking in the rain. The path is beautiful and very well maintained with minimal exposure to the sun due to the canopy of trees lining the trail. Combine this with the ease of following the trail along a beautiful stream and the ability to bring your dog along this wins a hard-earned five star rating.

1 month ago

Anyone have a suggestion for parking due to the road closure?

2 months ago

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.

2 months ago

The road is closed from the Fairfax side. No falls for us today...

2 months ago

Does anyone know if the road is open now?

hiking
2 months ago

Awesome to do after a good rain...

2 months ago

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.

hiking
2 months ago

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.

3 months ago

3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Fun and easy. Went with the dogs, well traveled with other friendly groups on dog hike. Picnicked in the shade.

4 months ago

4 months ago

Rough trail.

hiking
4 months ago

Great! Empty and quiet and lush, despite no falls in the summertime.

5 months ago

6 months ago