Waterfall Trail to Indian Valley

MODERATE 36 reviews
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Waterfall Trail to Indian Valley is a 3.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Novato, California that features a waterfall 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.

3.3 miles 567 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

Indian Valley Fire rd then take the fork to the left to the Waterfall trail.

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21 hours ago

SO pretty, up high looking out and in the woods! The negatives at this time of year are the mud and the THICK poison oak that encroaches onto the trails. Even on leash, the dogs had to have baths after a walk there.

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28 days ago

Great hike! Lots of creek crossing which keeps the kids interested.

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1 month ago

Beauty plus. Bring good shoes or slip and slide after rains.

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1 month ago

Went hear after a big rainfall in January and couldn't have asked for a better hike. The waterfall trail is short but you can easily hit another loop in the valley and keep going to get a bigger hike in.

1 month ago

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2 months ago

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3 months ago

Beautiful trail! Hiked the trails with my kids and they loved it.

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6 months ago

Do it often as we don't have to drive. Best in the winter or early spring after some rain. A few spur options also.

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7 months ago

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8 months ago

Great place to hike all year round. In winter, creeks and waterfall are running. In summer, it's good too because most of the trails are in the shade. Park near the sports fields and walk to right of base field. Go through open space gate and turn right onto Ad Schwindt Trail. It winds through dense forest of bay trees and ferns. Go left briefly when you get to fire road then turn right on Buzzard Burn Trail. A steep climb. Turn left at top onto Witzel Trail which winds downhill through forest adjacent to streams. Cross footbridge and turn right again onto fire road. Now you can either walk back to your car or you can turn right onto Waterfall Trail for another loop. This is a must after some rain. Very beautiful.

8 months ago