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Cataract Falls, Fairfax

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#12 of 18 in Nature in Marin County
Waterfall · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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  • This trail is usually not crowded because it is far enough away from San Francisco. This is a good workout, because there are plenty of stairs. Starts off relatively steep. With rain now returning to....  more
    This trail is usually not crowded because it is far enough away from San Francisco. This is a good workout, because there are plenty of stairs. Starts off relatively steep. With rain now returning to....  more »
  • We went on the short hike (3.3 miles round trip) to the picnic grounds at the top of the trailhead. We passed a several small waterfalls and swimming holes. Being that this was August, the stream and....  more
    We went on the short hike (3.3 miles round trip) to the picnic grounds at the top of the trailhead. We passed a several small waterfalls and swimming holes. Being that this was August, the stream and....  more »
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  • Parking will be hard if you park by the dam/lake..take a drive a bit further for trails at the top. But if you do get the chance or space to park after the dam. You’ll find some portable outhouses near the lake/fall trails. To bad when we went it was a bit dry, small cataract falls but the hikes were great!!! Expect stairs and you’ll get a good feel of nature breeze, at least when I went. 👌 best to come visit these falls a little after a rain, I’d advise to check on the forecast.
  • We only did hike till Picnic area. Even that was moderate intense for a beginner like me. The best part about the hike was the tiny waterfalls all along the way. Hike is perfect for hot summer days!

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