Carson Falls Trail

EASY 11 reviews
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Carson Falls Trail is a 3.8 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Fairfax, California that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. 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.

3.8 miles
938 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly



nature trips

trail running





wild flowers


It can be windy here and cool in the winter and very warm in the summer so dress accordingly.

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6 months ago

Definitely go after it rains-- there's hardly any water otherwise! This is also a more challenging hike than this page makes it seem. The first mile or so is mostly uphill on a fire road with no shade. BRING MORE WATER THAN YOU THINK YOU NEED FOR AN "EASY" 4 MILE HIKE. Especially on a warm day. I ran out about half way through and boy did that suck. The trail down to the falls is nice and shaded, but coming back up it's a decent incline. Also, because no one seems to know this, YOU CANT (AND SHOULDN'T) GO INTO THE POOLS AT THE BASE OF THE FALLS. It's all protected-- endangered frogs breed there. Nonetheless, it was a nice hike! There's also a decent amount of Poison Oak along the trail so beware.

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Sunday, November 06, 2016

easy hike for the whole family

Monday, September 12, 2016

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

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

I did all the free editing I'm going to do...enjoy the hike as is