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3 days ago

This is a beautiful easy hiking trail, a lot of shade and not too long. You can make it longer if you want well maintained btw.

we extended and took the fire road to nail trail before meeting up with little carson falls. portions of this hike are amazing - liberty trail and nail peak were both beautiful, interspersed with some fire road hiking. Also a quick hike along bolinas faifax road is required to link up the reservoir trail and liberty. The waterfall is gorgeous right now.

Great hike! Worth the effort!

Great to bring the dogs! Beautiful

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

26 days ago

easy hike for the whole family

trail running
29 days ago

Great trail run or walk. Entirely in the shade.

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?

Beware! The road is closed 4.8 miles away from the trailhead.

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?

2 months ago

Awesome to do after a good rain...

Cataract Falls is one of the prettiest hikes in the area. An out and back is good for most people and take your camera in the spring when the sun is bright and there is plenty of water in the system... 5 stars for Cataract up and back.....

2 months ago

Great hike. Had the baby on the back for some extra work! Loved it.