Point Reyes is a few miles north of San Francisco and offers a number of great hiking options. There are short hikes to the beach from several entrances, as well as longer backpacking options. There are many campsites near the beaches with water and facilities. The lighthouse on the point is also a major tourist attraction, as are the wildflowers in the spring.
Very nice hike. There are no dogs allowed, yet we saw three people with their dogs. The trek down to the beach from the falls is tricky and slick, but worth it. In and out with a stop for lunch, and a stop at the falls, it took us about 4 hours.
Carolyn B. on Palomarin Trailhead to Alamere Fall...
Do be on the watch for the spur trail that takes you down to the falls. Don't just blindly follow the group in front of you. Many people hike the trail without realizing the main trail does not take you directly to the falls. Is a lovely hike!
Long hike, mostly flat. Would have rather taken a horse. Beautiful views towards the end though. The actual Arch Rock trail is closed. At the branching of the trail hikers are forced to take a different route due to it being closed off. Took about 4/5 hours total.