Wildcat Camp Trail

HARD 10 reviews

Wildcat Camp Trail 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.

Distance: 12.7 miles Elevation Gain: 2,175 feet Route Type: Out & Back

camping

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

bird watching

beach

lake

views

wildlife

no dogs

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.

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muddy
4 months ago

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.

hiking
Monday, August 20, 2018

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.

Saturday, June 02, 2018

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.

hiking
Thursday, June 23, 2016

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

hiking
Friday, May 27, 2016

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.

hiking
Friday, November 23, 2012

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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Saturday, January 20, 2018

Thursday, June 30, 2016

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Saturday, May 25, 2013

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