A mostly flat, beautiful hike, highlighting coastal views in Mt. Tam's Watershed. Dogs are welcome and the crowds are small.
Starting at the Rock Springs parking lot, taking Cataract Trail, there are a lot of options for longer routes. The shortest with the same beautiful views is Cataract connecting to Coastal Trail.
Destination Distance From Downtown
The trail is moderately flat with one short, steep section. Elevation is just over a 1,000 feet. Overall it's a gentle trail-- no protruding tree roots or large rocks.
Time To Complete
This is a quick, fun loop beginning on Cataract Trail to Coastal Trail. It's flat so you'll clip along at a good pace and will only stop to take in the stunning Pacific Ocean views. There are options to take longer routes, totaling about 7.5 miles instead of 3.5
Fall and Winter
The fog hides the stunning views in the summer, winter and spring. Fall is your best bet for perfect weather and clear views.
On Leash Only
- Coastal Paddling
- Flat Water Paddling
- Food and Drink
- Mountain Biking
- Road Running
- Skiing & Snowboarding
- Trail Running