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Fairway Falls

Fairway Falls in Novato

Fairway Falls

Location: Fairway Drive and St. Andrews Drive, Novato, California
Features: Waterfalls, nature tripping, bird watching, walking, hiking

About Fairway Falls

About Fairway Falls in Novato Ca

The Fairway Waterfall is a seasonal waterfall that can be found on a trail at the end of Fairway Drive, in Novato’s Country Club neighborhood. It is a scenic hike to a 30-ft cascading waterfall in the Ignacio Valley Preserve, A 2.1 kilometer heavily trafficked out and back trail that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers several activity options and is accessible year-round.

Trail to the Fairway Falls

Fairway Falls hiking trail in Novato California

The trail to the Fairway waterfall is short and easy and the trailhead is conveniently located, you can park the car and walk down the paved street to the start of the trail. Bear right on the lower trail and you will cross the creek on a wood plant. Continue along the well-maintained trail to the waterfall. For a longer hike, at the first waterfall continue up the trail to the right to the next two gushers. 

Top 3 Adventure Hacks

1) Family Friendly Hike

The trail to the Fairway waterfall is a nice short hike, it is perfect hike for kids, and the whole family, dogs are also welcomed to accompany you, but they will need to stay leashed.  so, bundle up, and head outdoors for a waterfall hike via a family-friendly, mile-long round trip.

Just be sure to always adventure with the appropriate outdoor gear

2) When to Visit Fairway Waterfall

Rainy days are a great time to go, the quality of the waterfall depends on rainfall and are best appreciated when they are running full force during winter and spring. A waterproof footwear like rain boots or waterproof hiking boots and raincoat will make the whole trip a lot more pleasant and fun.  Layered clothing is also advised.

3) Few Other Reminders

Bring your own drinking water as there isn’t any available there, On-leash dogs are welcome on the trail. If in off-leash area, keep your dog under voice command, make sure that you stay on trial as poison oak abounds in these woods. Respect & protect wildlife habitats.

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