Last weekend we had made plans to hike the trail to the Alamere falls, however, we quickly realized that the hike was 8 miles round trip. Not so much a problem for Jeremy and I, but we weren't so sure that Max was up for the challenge.
As I was reading reviews for the Alamere falls trial, I came across the Cataract trail. A 3 mile round trip hike following a beautiful waterfall, lush green fauna, and a nice picnic area.
As it turned out, Max actually stayed the entire 3 miles in his backpack! Amazing.
The picnic area was half way, so it was a nice spot to take a break, have lunch, and let Max run around.
This is definitely one of my favorite hikes in the Bay Area. It reminded me a lot of hiking in Costa Rica and some parts of Hawaii.
During my search I also came across THIS SITE. About some other great Bay Area hikes. I'll have to check them out soon!