Cascade Falls - Route I
1.6 miles     200 ft
1 Apr 2012
Summary

A short hike to a small-sized waterfall in Marin. Parking at the trail head is very tight.

Location: Cascade Canyon Open Space Preserve

Elevation Profile
Trip Planning

Trail Maps

» Official Trail Map: Good map showing various hiking trails. Mileage information of trail segments is missing.

Route
From the park entrance on Cascade Drive, walk along High Water Trail, which stays to the right of a creek. Soon, it reaches a junction with Cut Trail, then a junction with Middle Fire Road — some of these junctions are unmarked. Stay left at both junctions. Immediately after the junction with Middle Fire Road, there is a bridge over a creek. Cross the bridge, then turn right along a trail that meanders to the left of a creek. Soon, this trail ends in Cascade Falls. Return by the same route.
Photos

Full photo album — 1 April 2012

Photos are from a different hike with similar landscape: Cascade Falls - Pine Mountain.
Trailhead

Location: near 690 Cascade Drive, Fairfax, CA 94930 . Parking area is not visible in Google Maps.

Directions: In Fairfax, drive along Bolinas Road going west for 0.4 miles, turn right onto Cascade Drive. Drive for 1.5 miles to reach the park entrance. Parking is challenging to find along Cascade Drive. There are very few parking spots for visitors. If parking is not available along Cascade Drive, you may try parking along Canyon Road in Fairfax. There is a park entrance into Cascade Canyon from Canyon Road as well.

Google Maps:

Parking Fees: None (last visited: April 2012)

Capacity: Very few parking spots for visitors along Cascade Drive.

Latitude: 37.977949     Longitude: -122.613403

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