Cataract Trail

Mount Tamalpais Watershed, California

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Cataract Trail is a hiking trail in Marin County, California. It is within Mount Tamalpais Watershed. It is 2.3 miles long and begins at 686 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.8 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,665 feet. The Rock Springs is near the trailhead.
Distance: mi Elevation: ft
Cataract Trail is a hiking trail in Marin County, California. It is within Mount Tamalpais Watershed. It is 2.3 miles long and begins at 686 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.8 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,665 feet. The Rock Springs is near the trailhead. This trail connects with the following: High Marsh Trail, Simmons Fire Road, Laurel Dell Fire Road and Helen Market Trail.
Activity Type: Hiking, Trail Running, Walking
Nearby City: Mount Tamalpais Watershed
Distance: 2.3
Elevation Gain: 1,665 feet
Trailhead Elevation: 686 feet
Top Elevation: 1,701 feet
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Driving Directions: Directions to Cataract Trail
Parks: Mount Tamalpais Watershed
Elevation Min/Max: 648/1701 ft
Elevation Start/End: 686/686 ft

Cataract Trail Professional Review and Guide

"This is a magnificent hike that features creeks, forests, views and flowers in some of the most remote areas on the mountain. Can have standing water in winter."

Recent Trail Reviews

4/4/2013
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Don't be fooled by the mere 6miles. This hike is mostly uphill; rocky, steep mountain side and gushing crisp waterfalls. Perfect for the everyday adventurer looking for a sweet burn in thighs. Time your hikes carefully, it's always darkest below the foliage. And watch out for salamanders and newts, they're all along the trail.


4/24/2010
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This is a spectacular hike in the spring. The waterfalls are flowing and the wildflowers are in bloom. Lots of shade so you will not overheat.



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May 2018