Cataract Falls-Mt. Tam

This is around a 2.6 miler easy hike at Mt Tam Cataract Falls. Hike should last about 2-3 hours give and take depending on how long we stay. 10:15am-1pm. (No Fee Parking)Parking is limited, Highly recommend carpooling. Weather is unpredictable. Dress for occasion. Bring snacks and water.

Meeting at trailhead. There should be a sign reading-Cataract Trail. The trailhead is about 0.25 miles beyond the dam at a hair pin curve and the road starts climbing, parking will be really tight, roadside parking only, you may have park before or after the trailhead, allow extra time to find parking

GPS coordinates* for trailhead: Latitude 37°56'12.26"N
Longitude 122°38'16.53"W

Directions:Take Hwy #101 to San Rafael, and take the Sir Francis Drake Blvd. exit. Drive 6 miles to Fairfax, and turn left on Pacheco Rd. (may be unsigned, there is a sign saying "Fairfax" at intersection). Take an immediate right on Broadway, then first left on Bolinas Rd. Drive 7.8 miles to Alpine Lake, and park at the hairpin turn just after crossing the dam. Parking is limited, find a parking spot somewhere off the narrow road. The trailhead is on the left at the hairpin turn.

http://www.waterfalls...

Website: http://www.bahiker.co...

Trail Map: http://www.marinwater...


PLEASE NOTE: The 7.8 miles on Fairfax/Bolinas Rd. is slow and winding, make sure to give yourself plenty of time to arrive on time and find roadside parking

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  • Elizabeth

    awesome hiking trails~~~

    April 19, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank everyone for coming out and enjoying the waterfalls. Will definitely try to plan more hikes in future.

    April 17, 2010

  • Helen

    great hike and nice people. thanks to dun for organizing a fun hike. let's do more hikes in the future! =)

    April 17, 2010

  • James

    Thanks to the organizer for getting the East Bay carpool going.

    April 17, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will be driving on 880 from San Jose. If anyone needs a ride and is near 880, email me or call (214 four[masked]) before 8am on Sat. I don't have hands-free so I can't answer the phone while driving.

    April 16, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Are you talking to me Agnelo? My stay in Fremont got canceled, so I will be heading out from Oakland to Mt Tam. I'll see you there.

    April 15, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    I think I will be taking 280 N. Any idea where we can meet for carpool?

    April 15, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Liz, you can have +10 if you want. The more the merrier.

    April 15, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am starting from San Jose. Anyone living nearby?

    April 13, 2010

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