Cataract Falls Trail

MODERATE 274 reviews
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Cataract Falls Trail is a 2.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Fairfax, California that features a lake 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.

DISTANCE
2.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1282 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

river

waterfall

scramble

7 days ago

Very nice scenery and a lot of shade so never felt the heat oh but the trail is not stroller friendly

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18 days ago

Such a beautiful trail! Love the views and that it’s shaded. Hard to park if you don’t arrive before 10am. Perfectly maintained.

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22 days ago

Short, steep, shaded, and scenic. The trail is well maintained and there are a lot of steps to climb up. I wouldn't recommend it for beginners as the elevation gain was strenuous. I hope to come back again after the rainy season to see the waterfalls in full force. As expected, there wasn't much water flow in late September.

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28 days ago

Hike was referred by some friendly cyclist that were resting along the roadside. Me and my friend started from the Alpine Lake and went till the end going up. Beautiful views, we'll maintained trail all long the way.

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We hiked this trail on December 2. It was very active with waterfalls. Our dog had a blast. Nice areas to have a lunch or snack.

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1 month ago

Great place to hike if you're trying to avoid the sun

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