ElevationAscent: 63' 19 m
Descent: -1,350' -412 m
High: 1,970' 601 m
Low: 655' 200 m
GradeAvg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 44% (24°)
Current trail conditions
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“A serene singletrack along Cataract Creek with many waterfalls.”— Nick Wilder
From the upper parking lot, start out across a sunny meadow but then quickly duck into dense forest filled with ferns and huge oak, bay laurel, and fir trees. Join Cataract Creek and follow its descent all the way to Alpine Lake. Along the way, you'll pass at least 6 waterfalls of varying height. They might dry up in late summer but usually have at least a small flow. The creek sounds can be delightful - be sure to stop for a moment and enjoy the peace!
Once you hit Alpine Lake, the trail soon ends. You could go back the way you came or make a bigger loop using one of the many trails in the area.
Land Manager: Marin Municipal Water District