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.
dogs on leash
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!
fun and exciting adventure for the whole family, a lot of stopping points make it interesting and fun for the family especially the kids
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.
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.