Carson Falls Trail is a hiking trail in Marin County, California. It is within Mount Tamalpais Watershed. It is 0.3 miles long and begins at 1,296 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.7 miles with a total elevation gain of 308 feet. The trail ends near the Little Carson Falls waterfall.
Carson Falls Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"A hike to this seasonal waterfall features superlative views. The waterfall also flows through the breeding ground of the rare foothill yellow-legged frog, which may be seen clinging to the rocks in the pool at the base.It’s amazing how two waterfalls in the same watershed, located just a few miles from each other, can have such different settings. Carson Falls, facing west, is surrounded by grassland, semiarid as the season creeps into summer and drying to a trickle by August. Meanwhile, the canyon holding Cataract Falls, facing north, stays moist and green year-round, even as the cataracts dry out. Which is better?"
--Tracy Salcedo-Chourré, Hiking Waterfalls in Northern California (Falcon Guides).
"Both of these out-and-back hikes offer great views. The first hike visits the tallest waterfall in Marin, the second hike explores the ridges. Many bicycles on weekends."
--Don & Kay Martin, Hiking Marin: 141 Great Hikes in Marin County (Marin Press LLC).
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