Hike Date: April 18, 2015
Distance: ~ 1.81 miles
Trail(s): Green Valley Falls Trail
Where’s it at? Northwest Fairfield at the end of Green Valley Rd.


This was a great hike, though short at only 1.81 miles according to my gps tracks. There are a few waterfalls on this hike, the grandest of all being the upper Green Valley Falls. On the way there’s a man-made waterfall at the dam that you get to walk over. This is a super simple hike though there is one spot where you have a thick cable keeping you from falling off the cliff to your left, where you climb a well-built stairway. Hikers are also rewarded with a stream crossing or two, a couple nice bridges, and some great scenery as you wind through a canyon with rock walls. I was amazed at what a nice waterfall this one was…I think it’s probably the tallest in the bay area and right up there among the most scenic.

The Green Valley Falls trail is officially part of the Bay Area Ridge Trail, though the parking lot and hike are not open to the public. The waterfalls flow all year long though clearly best in winter or after some rainfall. I took a guided hike which is offered by the City of Vallejo a few times a year, with a limit of 30 hikers. I paid $25 for the hike though I believe it was offered at $10 to Ridge Trail members at least on this particular trip.

This was an amazing experience and if you’re a bay area waterfall bagger like me, this one is a must! Check the links below for future upcoming trips or you can try contacting the city of Vallejo or their Water district.



Photos from Green Valley Falls Hike (click to enlarge)

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Guided hike on the private trail to Green Valley Falls in Fairfield Guided hike on the private trail to Green Valley Falls in Fairfield Guided hike on the private trail to Green Valley Falls in Fairfield
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Guided hike on the private trail to Green Valley Falls in Fairfield Guided hike on the private trail to Green Valley Falls in Fairfield Guided hike on the private trail to Green Valley Falls in Fairfield
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Directions to Private Trailhead for Green Valley Falls


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