Address: 696 Cascade Drive, Fairfax, CA (approx.) Parking: Very limited street parking is available on the right side of the street only. Pay attention to signs restricting parking. Hours: Sunrise to sunset Type: Hike (easy/ 1.5 miles) Regulations: Dogs allowed on-leash Best time to visit: After a rainstorm when the falls are in full force
Description: Follow the High Water Trail, which follows along the flowing creek, through fern meadows and moss-lined trees. You will walk over a plank bridge, and then come to a real bridge where the trail splits. Follow the trail to the right, which leads up hill to the waterfall. You can view the waterfall from below and then walk to the upper bridge to view it from the top. Retrace your steps back to the trailhead. This hike is an easy, roughly 1.5 mile round-trip hike with only a 250ft elevation gain.
For a longer hike, you can continue to Middle Fire Road, Burnt Tree Trail, Blue Ridge Fire Road, and then retrace your steps for a 3.6 mile hike. For an even longer 9-mile loop from High Water Trail, take Cascade Fire Road, Pine Mountain Road, White Hill Fire Road, Blue Ridge Fire Road, Wagon Wheel Trail, and Middle Fire Road.
A garbage can and doggy clean up bags are available at the trailhead. There are no restrooms or water faucets available.
Parking info: No parking is allowed in front of the gate at the trailhead. Very limited street parking is available on the right side of the street only, in the pullouts off of the pavement (room for about 4 cars). No parking is allowed on the pavement or on the left side of the street. If no parking is available here, you may need to park about a mile back where there is curbed street parking.