It can be tricky to find the waterfalls, so extra directions might be needed from nearby hikers once you have arrived at the hiking trail. When coming by the 101 Freeway, take the Central San Rafael exit onto 3rd street. Once on 3rd street, continue going straight until you hit Sir Francis Drake Blvd. 3rd Street will turn into 2nd Street, and then into the Miracle Mile as you’re driving. Once nearing Sir Francis Drake Blvd, cars will be separating to go straight or taking a slight right. Take that slight right and you will be on Sir Francis Drake Blvd. Continue until you enter Fairfax. Once you see the North Bay gas station on your left, get in the left turning lane, make a left, and then an immediate right. At the next stop sign, make a left onto Bolinas Road. Continue taking Bolinas Road past 7-11 and up a hill. This is when it gets confusing. Continue up the hill past house number 700. The watershed trail should be just past house number 700. You may park on the side of the road on either side. The trail shouldn’t be too hard to miss. Also, the hike should take about 10 or 15 minutes depending on the person.
To have the best experience at the Fairfax Waterfalls, invite friends or family. Friends and family could make the hike very enjoyable. It is popular to bring a picnic along and sit by the waterfalls to enjoy a nice meal with the beautiful scenery. Not only is this activity priceless, but you’re able to listen to all life in the area, including the sound of falling water. Fresh air is limitless and it’s amazing to see all animal life that might creep up on you. Sometimes it is nice to go alone for mediations purposes, or to just get away from stressful life. All surroundings are calming and make you care free. There is no better feeling. You get a chance to be free and to think about the true meaning of life.