Fairway Falls Trail is a 1.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Novato, California that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from December until March. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
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.
Great family hike, especially when you have young kids!
Beautiful hike to an adorable waterfall! This is a short, but sweet hike with beautiful greenery and streams throughout the hike. Dog friendly and very well maintained.
Perfect hike for families. Our two year old can walk this hike almost entirely on her own. The waterfall and creek are fun. Best in the spring time. First part of the hike in has no tree cover and is unpleasantly hot if you go in the summer/early fall.
it was a great walk with the dogs and kids after all the rain
Gorgeous trail that follows a small stream. Lots of little lizards sunbathing on the rocks that scatter when you walk by. Moderate obstacles to cross the river in two places, but not terribly difficult. Very rewarding waterfall at the end in a cool and tree-covered space. Saw a few others on the trail, but never felt crowded. Would hike again!
it's a great short hike for families
Decently short trail that's mostly just walking. There's a slight incline to the hike that crosses the river twice, once right at the beginning and one near the waterfall. If you want the easy cross, bring some waterproof boots; otherwise the crossing can be tricky, especially for older or less mobile individuals. The waterfall at the end is a nice treat but at least on the day we visited there were quite a few people along the trail.
Really easy hike with an amazing path.
Short, easy hike to a beautiful waterfall. There was plenty of parking when we arrived at 10am. Make sure you wear waterproof shoes! The trail crosses the creek a couple times.
If you're looking for a much longer, strenuous hike, you can do the trail that connects to Big Rock Ridge Road. It was totally empty, but probably had a climb of 2000 feet.
Nice easy hike. Definitely go after some rain fall to see the water fall.
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!
Went recently. There was no water falling. I assume that the summer and recent drought are to blame. Beautiful hike.