Guided Tour

San Anselmo Creek
High Water Trail parallels San Anselmo Creek near the trailhead.
User: Austin Explorer - 4/3/2016

Location: Cascade Canyon Open Space Preserve

Rating: 3stars
Difficulty: 2stars  Solitude: 2stars
Miles Hiked: 2.03 Miles  Elapsed Time: 1 hour, 55 minutes


By sheer luck, Coppertone and I showed up at the trailhead just as a Marin County Parks guided hike was to take pace.  Though this typically means a slower pace and fewer miles for us, it also means another chance to learn a bit more about the plants and wildlife in our still new home.

About a dozen folks were lead by team of three park rangers who provided all sorts of information about wildflowers found on the trail and the importance of clear stream conditions for steelhead and other fish that call it home.

The size of the group made the turnaround point at Cascade Falls a bit cramped.  But it was still scenic and the sound of the crashing water drowned out the cachophy of cicadas in the trees.

We mostly backtracked to the trailhead with a slight change onto the other side of San Anselmo Creek.  In the end the round trip was a bit over 2 miles.  There's plenty of additional trail miles here that calls for a return visit.

Log Photos
San Anselmo Creek
High Water Trail
Blue Skies
Creek Crossing
Cascade Falls
Closer Falls
Coppertone at the falls
Headed back
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