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Wildcat Camp Trail [CLOSED] is a 12.7 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Olema, California that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

Length 12.7 mi Elevation gain 2,175 ft Route type Out & Back
Camping Hiking Mountain biking Nature trips Bird watching Running Beach Lake Views Wildlife Closed No dogs
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Due to fire activity, this area is CLOSED to public access as of August 2020. See park page for more info. Hike from the 5 brooks Staging Ate to the Wildcat Campground. Climb Firtop Mountain along your way and enjoy scenic views. Bike or hike 6.7 miles on Stewart Trail to Wildcat Camp. If you intend to camp at Wildcat Campground, make sure you have reservations.

Park at Five Brooks Staging Area

California Travel and Tourism Commision, P.O. Box 1499 , Sacramento, CA, 95812-1499, Phone: 800-862-2543

Directions from Five Brooks, Highway 1: Park at Five Brooks, which is south of Olema, on Highway 1.

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Scott Bissing
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long uphill on a fire road. mostly covered.

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Jose Acosta
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Mountain biking

Hard uphill, but well worth for the down hill. Just be care full with the ruts and loose gravel especially on the downhill towards Wildcat Camp, god knows I felt the ground. ( Dry Early September condition)

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Amanda Davidson
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HikingMuddy

This was a fun adventure. It had stormed the day/night before so the trail was a bit wet but we had beautiful weather. All the flowers, butterflies and banana slugs we saw on the way in made up for the hike being partially on access roads. There is so much growth and green it was great! We camped the night so we had to turn into the camp rather than hiking strait to the falls and once relaxed did not walk the extra to see them up close but even at a distance on the beach they are impressive. We did have a consolation prize of watching a rockslide, which enforces not walking to close to the cliffs. **if you are staying overnight be ready to search for your site in the shrubbery, makes almost all sites pretty secluded (once you find it). Except 8 & 4 they are right next to each other.

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Faith Baboolal
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Hiking

The trail as mapped is mostly on a road that a lot of horse riders also ride on. Though the area in general seems to have a lot of different trails to connect to and branch off of the road. We were there in August and passed about 8 horse riders on the trail throughout the day - aka we had to sidestep a good amount of manure. The beach and higher views towards the end are more beautiful than the beginning. Overall it served as a good training trail.

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Harrison Moss
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This hike is basically a steady hike up and down a fire road, and mostly tree protected. It is a little boring as far as the terrain and scenery. Extend the hike by turning left at the beach and walking a mile to Alamere falls.

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Ray Mason
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Hiking

Great long loop with the payoff of Alamere Falls. If you want a good hard day-hike try this 15-16 mile loop

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Maureen Walton
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Hiking

Nice easy hike. Be careful when the tide is coming in you can find yourself in a dangerous situation really fast. Have an alternate route to get off of the beach just in case the way you came is no longer accessible.

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Patrick O'Hara
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Nice scenic 5 mile hike one way. Bring plenty of water as there is none on the trail. Lock up your food in the animal boxes provided at camp because the Raccoon's are very aggressive! Nice mountain to climb nearby to take in the whole Pt. Reyes coastline.

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Amy E
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Mandm Steurer
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Bahman Ghassemzadeh
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Mandm Steurer
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amber grace
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Danny Eckes
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Reshena Liao
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Kenneth Edwards
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Tom Calhoun
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