Fairfax, California

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Cataract Falls: A California Classic

Yuki at Cataract Falls. Photo Credit: @itazurayukithecorgi
Yuki at Cataract Falls. Photo Credit: @itazurayukithecorgi

Despite its strenuous nature, the 2.5-mile round trip to Cataract Falls on the north slope of Mount Tamalpais in Marin County is definitely not the road less traveled. It's very popular on weekends, when every other hiker seems to be accompanied by a canine companion. The series of nine cascades along Cataract Creek will entertain your ears as well as your eyes as you follow the twisting streambed through a wooded ravine. more »

Waterfall Season, Finally

Cataract Falls, Mill Valley
Cataract Falls, Marin County. Photo: Kevin Etter, CC
Despite this year’s scant rainfall, waterfalls are once again flowing in Northern California, and you don’t want to miss the show. Cataract Falls on the north slope of Mount Tamalpais in Marin County is probably the best-known waterfall in the Bay Area, and for good reason. It gets really big after a spring rain, sprouting up to nine silvery cascades, some more than 50 feet high, plunging purposefully down the Cataract Creek streambed. The surrounding forest, with its moss- and lichen-covered rocks, ferny ground cover, gnarly oaks and sentinel redwoods, can seem an enchanted place, especially just after a rain. more »

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