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Palomarin Beach Trail is a 1.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Bolinas, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips.

Length 1.6 mi Elevation gain 242 ft Route type Out & Back

Kid friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Beach

Wild flowers

No dogs

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Please note that as of June 2020 Mesa Road may be closed due to construction for major road improvements until July 2020 and access to this trail with motor vehicles is blocked. Palomarin Beach Side Trail.

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Sanaz Motamedi
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Trail is marked closed and so is road but it was busy on 7/29. Not an “easy” trail if you’re trying to get to the shore. Not a sandy beach. Tide pools are pretty dead but we went during the end of July. The end of the trail is rocky with loose gravel and very slippery, you need to hold on a rope and walk or slide down. It’s not for the faint of heart, but it’s definitely doable. That being said, I love the adventure and I love to explore so this trail was cool with deer coves and minor rock climbing. I thought this trail was so fun. I wish we saw more wildlife but the walk down was colorful and exciting, and the walk up was a nice booty workout uphill.

Kimmy Haines
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Beautiful, easy going trail that leads to a very special beach. The cliff has eroded this year at the end but there is a sturdy rope to climb with , love to collect trash from this beach. always something cool

Poli Enva
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Beautiful, but short and crowded

Julie Peterson
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This is a very short trail that would be worth it if you could get to the beach. There is a very slippery shale gravel right at the end. Someone has strung a rope to repel about 20 feet but it is lying in the bushes with poison oak. Find something better.

Olivia C.
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Nice short hike with ocean views to a really beautiful rocky beach. At low tide there are a few small tide pools. Getting from the end of the trail to the beach requires scaling a steep crumbly path. There are ropes to hold on to. This was a bonus for our 3 kids but might not be for others. Our 6 year old could do it but probably not a lot younger. Our kids downgraded it a star for not being a loop and being up hill most of the way back (but not bad!). My husband and I thought it was the perfect length and elevation for our family. It was really gorgeous and the beach was truly a treasure. Just wished we had packed a lunch so we could stay longer.

Sadie Ruth
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Nicole Maggart
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Michiel Krohne
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Yiyan Sammut
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Kai Riemenschneider
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Daniel Acee
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Luis Gil
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Cyndi Sirochman
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Rubi Snyder
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VilleGing Dingcong
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Laiza V.
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Petch Jirapinyo
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Stephen Souza
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Kia Davila
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Prashast Kumar
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Sagar Bhoite
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Brian Wade
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Alice Sowa
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Jane Quares
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Katelynn Randolph
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Aris Pope
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Nathan Payne
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