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Everyone In San Francisco Must Visit This Epic Waterfall As Soon As Possible

San Francisco is an absolute stunner, but wait until you escape the city limits. Go in any direction and you’ll see some of Mother Nature’s finest work, but taking the road north—which starts pretty marvelously by crossing the Golden Gate Bridge—into Marin County is an absolute must for any San Francisco resident or visitor. This epic waterfall is one reason why.

The whole hike is roughly 8.4 miles out and back. We highly recommend getting to the trailhead early (parking can be tricky the later it gets). Weekdays are, of course, less crowded. There are also several other trails to explore in the Point Reyes National Seashore area. If you’re craving more cascades, though, check out these other beautiful waterfalls near San Francisco.

Stephanie Garr
Stephanie is a freelance writer and editor based in San Francisco, California. When she's not tapping at a keyboard, she can be found leading groups on gourmet chocolate walking tours (best job ever) or running the many lovely hills and stairs of the city (to burn off all that chocolate, of course). She also runs a travel blog with her husband at Big & Small Travel (bigandsmalltravel.com).