Cataract Falls Trail

MODERATE 145 reviews

Cataract Falls Trail is a 2.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Fairfax, California 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 1282 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

waterfall

scramble

3 days ago

Bolinas-Fairfax Road is closed so we had to walk from the intersection up at Ridgecrest Way which added 4 miles to the hike but it was 100% worth the hassle. It was pouring down and the falls were gushing - it was incredible. Highly recommended after big storms.

Great trail. Seen a lot of waterfalls. We hiked this last December waterfalls are just amazing.

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9 days ago

One of the most beautiful hikes ever. I tried to go here on Sunday and the road was closed and it would have been a 4 mile walk to get to the trail head. The road was closed due to storm damage. We did Carson Falls instead which was also very nice. Just a heads up that the road may be closed if you try and go this coming weekend.

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10 days ago

Amazing beautiful waterfalls so full

18 days ago

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20 days ago

Lovely, strenuous hike. Go after a rainy period for best results !

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25 days ago

Moderately trafficked. Very easy & scenic. Mostly covered/shady. A must see after winter rains!

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1 month ago

Beautiful hike, a little challenging for my 6 yo boy as the trail is steep and rugged.

1 month ago

Very scenic. Great for kids.

1 month ago

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1 month ago

An absolutely Beautiful hike from the mountains to the coast line...

2 months ago