High Water Trail to Cascade Falls

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High Water Trail to Cascade Falls is a 1.5 mile lightly 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.

1.5 miles
137 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly



nature trips

trail running




wild flowers



This is a short and easy hike to a waterfall. It is a good place for a family to go with the kids. The waterfall is best after rain during the winter and early spring. Parking can be tricky though so try and get there early or go mid-week.

6 months ago

save yourself the time & don't do this trail as there is no water seen running through here. extreme disappointment & I'll consider giving this an updated review if I decide to check this place out during a different season.

6 months ago

Not enough water this time of the year. A very short and easy one. The waterfall doesn't have much water. Won't do it again. However the neighborhood is a very relaxing and pretty one definitely envy people who live here.

10 months ago

Question ; we want to hike this Saturday 3/18 is there a spot to meet friends and hike from there ? So we don't have problems with parking ?

10 months ago

No notice on the map board, but the trail is closed about halfway to the waterfall due to storm damage. Very disappointing but playing along the river was nice. Got some great pics.

10 months ago

my favorite trail to take my kids

gorgeous! definitely a go-to after a hard rain. but it gets very muddy!

11 months ago

Great easy walk with our Labradoodle in between rains.... Rushing creek, waterfalls, bridges. Families with young children, friends, solo hikers passed by but not crowded.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Great with young kids!! Beautiful during rainy season but also nice to let kids run around by creek close to the beginning

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Beautiful short hike. End of small residential street. Just visited after rain. Falls were pumping.

Monday, December 05, 2016

Family friendly trail.

Friday, November 25, 2016

Great to bring the dogs! Beautiful

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Went in late August. There was no water so we got to climb all the way to the top which was nice. Great hikes for kids.

There are two inclines (if you can call them that) which don't even get your heat pumping.

But it is a nice relaxing walk.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Great views but a bit more challenging for kids than expected.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Nice little hike, but no water this time of year! Wait and go during winter or early spring :)

Sunday, June 19, 2016


Thursday, May 05, 2016

Wonderful hike!

Friday, April 01, 2016

Pretty awesome; took the kids and everyone had a blast!

Friday, March 25, 2016

Loved this hike. Very easy. Took mom, kids and dog, falls are so full and beautiful right now. We even had as picnic by the creek

Monday, January 04, 2016

Easy hike...be sure to take a right off the bridge or you'll miss the falls. Good family hike if you have young children.

Saturday, December 26, 2015

This trail was great! Wanted to get out on a casual walk with the family and dogs on Christmas and this trail hit the spot! Luckily it had been raining for the past few days and the waterfall was raging. Parking was a little troublesome but well worth it.

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