Alamere Falls via Coast Trail from Palomarin Trailhead

MODERATE 810 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
1217 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

camping

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nature trips

trail running

walking

beach

lake

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

scramble

washed out

no dogs

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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Badass. Well worth it.

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7 days ago

Great hike! Beautiful views, steep scramble down to the bottom of the falls. Make sure to follow the rock arrow off the main Coast Trail and watch out for poison oak on the way down.

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8 days ago

Amazing views of ocean during hike. The falls are stunning! Able to see some wildlife, pair of bald eagles, bunnies and a fox.

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20 days ago

We followed the rock arrow on a whim and made it to the waterfall without realizing we were on the path. Make sure to keep your eyes out for it!

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