Cataract Falls Hike at Mt. Tamalpais (9 cascade waterfalls) - 2.6 miles, 2 hours

The hike is an absolutely gorgeous hike along the creek through a forest of Redwoods. You’re never far away from the next waterfall as you climb up and past the rushing creek. Cataract Falls consists of about 9 separate cascade waterfalls along Cataract Creek, depending on how you count them. They are all in the neighborhood of 25 ft. to 70 ft., and are all quite different and quite impressive!

It is non-stop excitement, but takes quite a while to complete this hike because you are always stopping to look at the waterfalls and take pictures. smile

The hike is about 2.6 miles long and it takes about 2 hours to complete.

For dog lovers, the great news is that you can bring your puppy with you. So if you have a furry friend that you would like to bring along, go for it. I will definitely bring mine! smile

Let’s meet at Fairfax Parkade parking lot in Fairfax at 10:45AM and carpool from there since the parking at the trailhead is very limited.

The address is: Bolinas Rd, Fairfax, CA 94930 (Fairfax Parkade).

Then we'll carpool to the trailhead, which is about 20 minutes away.

See you soon!

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Excellent organization. Superb choice of hiking trail. Weather as perfect as the waterfalls were beautiful. Warm, friendly group. Wished I could've joined in for a bite to eat afterwards, but my dog, Nutmeg, was one pooped puppy.

    April 15, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    This hike was fantastic!! Beautiful waterfalls along a very well kept trail.

    April 12, 2009

  • Ivona

    Thank you everyone for coming to our Cataract Falls hike yesterday and making it such a fun event! I'm glad we had such perfect weather and fabulous waterfalls that just kept popping after every turn... Oh, and thanks to those of you who joined us for a glass of wine / beer and some good food at the Marin Brewing Company afterwards. It was all well deserved and a great ending to our fun afternoon! I enjoyed meeting all of you and hope to see you soon at some of our future events :-)

    April 12, 2009

  • Ryan J.

    Great hike been there before but couldn’t have picked a better day to do that hike!

    April 12, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    great place to hike, and having the dogs there was great

    April 11, 2009

  • pete

    love the water falls, great day to walk, people in tthe group were just wonderful

    April 11, 2009

  • Michael J.

    Regretfully, due to a last-minute conflict, I have to forgo the event, so if anyone's interested in doing it again please let me know. It looks like a terrific hike. ;-)

    April 11, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    Still hoping for a ride from South Bay or San Francisco!

    April 10, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm looking for a ride from Berkeley area for one person and one well-behaved canine critter.

    April 10, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    Anybody from the sf area who wants to carpool? I'm in the mission.

    April 9, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    I can carpool from Berkeley/Albany area if anyone would like to share gas, can drive or ride.

    April 8, 2009

  • Ivona

    Hi all,

    The size of our group for this Saturday hike is growing! Since the parking at the trailhead is very limited, let?s meet at Fairfax Parkade parking lot (Broadway and Bolinas, Fairfax, CA, 94978) at 10:45am and carpool from there.

    Also, since many of you are coming from similar areas in the Bay Area, feel free to use this forum to find a buddy close to you with whom you can carpool to the Fairfax Parkade parking lot.

    Thanks and have a great day!

    April 7, 2009

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