Beautiful Marin County Waterfalls

Thanks to all of the rain we've been accumulating this winter, there are many waterfalls that have sprung to life over the past few months. For those who love the outdoors and enjoy hiking, these waterfalls offer a picturesque destination. Here are a few waterfalls in Marin county that are definitely worth a day trip.

Alamere Falls

 Photo  by Andrew V Kearns

Photo  by Andrew V Kearns

This 30-foot-tall cliff overlooks Wildcat Beach near Pt. Reyes. One of only two California falls that feed right into the Pacific, it's one of the North Bay's most ideal outdoor destinations—and also one of its most remote, a 4+ mile hike one way along the Palomarin Trail. Be sure to watch the weather for fog and high tide if you want to access the beach.

Dawn Falls

 Photo by Lisa Fielder Photography.

Photo by Lisa Fielder Photography.

The on going drought just about dried up Dawn Falls, which is near Larkspur. This winter, it has sprung back to life. The hike to the falls from trailhead is only 1.1 miles but finding parking here is difficult. Instead, park in downtown Larkspur, enjoy a stroll through the historic town before reaching the scenic, serene trail. Starting here increases the hike to 4.5 miles but it is well worth every step.

Cataract Falls

 Photo by alltrails.com

Photo by alltrails.com

Cataract Falls located at Stinson Beach is one of Mt. Tam's most visited destinations. Cataract Falls Trail is a 2.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Fairfax, California that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. Hiking time to falls estimated around two hours each way.

 

Article excerpt from SF curbed.com