Alamere Falls via Coast Trail from Palomarin Trailhead

MODERATE 789 reviews

Alamere Falls via Coast Trail from Palomarin Trailhead is a 8 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Bolinas, California that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
8.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1351 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

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Alamere Falls is a tidefall waterfall that flows into the ocean in Point Reyes National Seashore, northwest of San Francisco in Marin County. This popular Bay Area coastal hike can be reached via the Coast Trail from the Palomarin Trailhead. The parking area can be accessed at the end of Mesa Road outside of Bolinas. The trail offers great views of the Pacific Ocean - including the Farallon Islands on a clear day - as well as Bass and Pelican lakes. This is a well-marked coastal trail to Alamere Falls. When you get to the falls walk just past the top fall, cross over it and down to the other falls. Beach access is on the right down a manageable but unstable cliff. Do not attempt to go down during high tide as the shale rock is slippery and rogue waves can drag visitors into the surf. Long pants and sleeves are recommended as Poison Oak does grow along the trail. The trail is maintained by the National Park Service so check out one of the visitor centers for additional information.

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Although the trail itself can be very dusty if the wind picks up, it is a well-maintained trail. The rocks form of the arrow is very easy to miss!!! We used the 2nd lake as the guide to look out for the "arrow". The falls is very uniquely located on the beach.

18 days ago

Really enjoyed this trail.

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27 days ago

Beautiful hike. The sign to the waterfall was gone ☹️

Trail très varié à travers la forêt ou longent la mer du haut des falaises pour arriver au final à la chute d'eau dans la mer par un petit chemin sinueux à travers des buissons. Très dépaysant.