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    Member Since June 2019

    Heather Wenzel Pro-red@3x

    El Cerrito, California 

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    Heather Wenzel reviewed Alamere Falls via Coast Trail from Palomarin Trailhead

    16 days ago

    99% of the trail is pretty easy (well graded, slopes are gentle, wide trail). The side trail is easy to miss. Use your GPS/map and look for the cairn.
    The falls were nice. I timed badly for tide, so decided it was not safe to go down to the beach.
    Only exception to "easy" is the last bit of scramble down to the falls. It is kind of fun.

    There are too many goddamn people on this trail hiking to an Instagram feature. So many people in their cutest athletic wear and full makeup. These same people don't seem to understand Leave No Trace. There is an unbelievable amount of used TP along the trail and behind every tree.
    People. That. is. nasty.
    Carry a plastic bag and pack out your TP. Bury your feces in a 6" cathole.
    There is also a ton of graffiti on trees and bridges throughout.
    Finally, there are a ton of people carrying phones playing music and carrying on on large groups. Very annoying.

    Due to its popularity, parking fills early on weekends. I got there at 9:15am on a Sunday and just barely got a space in the lot because I have a small car.

    Go on a week day very early and you might find this more enjoyable. Also check tide schedules.

    Heather Wenzel saved King Mountain Loop Trail

    about 1 month ago

    Heather Wenzel reviewed Benstein and Cataract Loop Trail

    4 months ago

    unless your GPS is accurate, it's a little easy to miss some turns (and the park signs are pretty useless...). I saw a lot of animals hiking around sunset, but otherwise wasn't the most stunning trail in the area. The trail is also pretty eroded in a lot of places.
    just.. meh