Cataract Falls loop from Rock Spring

#3 of 36 trails in Golden Gate National Recreation Area
Cataract Falls loop from Rock Spring is a 5.3 mile loop trail located near Stinson Beach, CA that features a lake 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.

5.3 miles 1286 feet Loop
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Park off of Ridgecrest Blvd.

Kandice Johnson

1 Completed0 Reviews

Tough in th whining but well worth the hike. My advice would be to start at the bottom and go up to the top instead of starting at the top and coming down. There are many many stairs you have to climb.

Gregory Pless

2 Completed2 Reviews

When the water is running this is one of the best trails in Marin. Be sure to take the upper ridge road on the way there to see some of the best views of the pacific and San Francisco.

Tim Stark

1 Completed1 Reviews

Jessica Benson

8 Completed4 Reviews

I really loved this hike. We started from Alpine Lake and made our way upwards toward Mount Tamalpais. There's a lot of different routes to take so I don't think this trail could ever get boring.

Kevin Neuwirth

8 Completed7 Reviews

Love this trail! It's one of the few in the park that allow you to bring your dogs. The first mile through the woods is amazing, especially on foggy mornings! Tons of options and different routes to explore once you hit the meadows! Always a great hike!