Fairway Falls Trail

EASY 15 reviews
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Fairway Falls Trail is a 1.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Novato, CA that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from December until March. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

1.3 miles 199 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

A kid friendly trail, this easy hike to nice seasonal waterfall will give you a taste of what Ignacio Valley Preserve has to offer. Approximately 1 mile out and back.

hiking
6 days ago

My new favorite spot...great flat walk through lush trees and stream waters. The waterfall at the end is gorgeous and a great spot for meditation with nature!

1 month ago

Went recently. There was no water falling. I assume that the summer and recent drought are to blame. Beautiful hike.

5 months ago

6 months ago

Easy trail for kids. Nice waterfall at the end. Wish it was a longer hike.

6 months ago

easy hike with a cool ending. waterfall is still running in late May. sign calls it Buck Gulch waterfall.

8 months ago

Very beautiful... Just wish it were longer

hiking
8 months ago

It was really good
I love it

hiking
8 months ago

It was really good
I love it

10 months ago

I went two days after a rainstorm. The creek and falls were full and flowing and beautiful. Because it is a short, mostly flat walk at the end of a community, there is limited street parking, and I t was very busy, lots of families. This walk would be ideal if I had gone on a weekday when kids were at school for the solitude. But as it was, it was still very pleasant.

hiking
1 year ago

In July... serious drought !

1 year ago

Relatively easy hike, and well worth the effort to get here. Very secluded and one would only know it's here by way of a local or an app such as this. Most of the hike is via a canopy of trees and heavy growth. The path is clearly defined and well maintained. The waterfall at the end is unexpected and quite stunning.

2 years ago

Trail is very easy, nice walk to the falls. A creek is near you at all times and the water sounds great after a good rain. The waterfall is great but I went after almost a week's worth of rain.

hiking
4 years ago

Will come back in the spring to check out the falls

hiking
4 years ago

Very easy. Waterfall is a tiny trickle in July.
Lots of cute little lizards.

hiking
4 years ago

Love this hike with my 4 year twins! Lots of newts and earth worms after rain.