Wrentit There are many different paths in this area but, disregarding the redundant Alamere Falls Trail, the most popular hikes commence from the Palomarin, Bear Valley and Five Brooks trailheads. Nearing the ridge I enter an inversion zone where it’s about 10 degrees warmer than in the Olema Valley below. Winter Wren —Wallace Stevens. Yet when it attacks the firm and the strong, none can withstand it, because they have no way to change it. If you hike to falls during the summer, take a swim in … Red-breasted Nuthatch Alamere Falls is for my beach lovers, there is nothing more beautiful than seeing a waterfall pour into the ocean. It seemed like it wasn’t being well-maintained. Common Loon If you’re crazy about the ocean, the beach, and waterfalls, Bolinas’s Coast Trail is bound to become one of your all-time favorite spring hikes. Hike through the woods, along the beach, and end up at a beautiful, cascading waterfall. It’s got one killer cliffside view after another and a classic climax: Alamere Falls, a 50-foot tumbler that launches off a cliff into the sand and sea. 5.7 miles, 1,177 feet of elevation gain, low congestion, solitude in Marin's hilltop interior. Band-tailed Pigeon I’m 43 and fairly active but this was still somewhat difficult for me. Alamere Falls is probably the most popular sight at Point Reyes. Alamere Falls is a must-visit destination for hikers who love a good scenic destination. The Alamere Falls Vista via Coast Trail at Point Reyes National Seashore near Bolinas, California is a moderate 8.8-mile out-and-back hike that leads to a beautiful vista point above Alamere Falls. Golden-crowned Sparrow Then, upon arriving in Point Reyes, a sign at the Palomarin trailhead informed me that the hike is actually 14 miles long.Wait, what? Somebody didn’t get their facts straight.Or did they?The truth is, there are actually 2 trails to Alamere Falls, but the significantly shorter trail has been closed indefinitely. Then, upon arriving in Point Reyes, a sign at the Palomarin trailhead informed me that the hike is actually 14 miles long.Wait, what? A hike to Alamere Falls (Point Reyes, California) 24 May, 2007 by Adam R. Paul. This 8-mile, out and back hike has approximately 450 feet of elevation gain in the first 2 miles before dropping back down to the coast. savedbymtns – Jeff Oliver The falls remain all year, but are best after winter and spring rains. Alamere Falls Location, Nature, and Distinctiveness. Sunday, 20 May 2007. White-crowned Sparrow Other hikers have gravitated to the falls this clarion day, and perhaps a dozen folks, are lounging on the beach, eating lunch and simply relaxing. Farther along, a coyote darts out from behind a massive old fir, kreebles across the trail, pauses to consider me, then lopes up the trail. Sardine Falls is located in the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. Pacific Loon Varied Thrush This has also been a banner winter for Townsend’s and Hermit warblers, other birds of the boreal forest (though insect-eaters), and I wonder if the similar conditions influence each species.After cresting the ridge and descending the coastal slope, the ocean suddenly reveals itself through a cleft in the landscape, always a welcome and pacifying sight. We had a blast! It’s got one killer cliffside view after another and a classic climax: Alamere Falls, a 50-foot tumbler that launches off a cliff into the sand and sea. Hike 16 – Alamere Falls and the “Lake District,” November 28, 2009 Eventually I got to the falls, or what I thought were the falls. It’s extraordinary with its views of the ocean on one side and forests on the other. Alamere Falls is a “tidefall” (a waterfall directly into the ocean) located north of San Francisco in the Point Reyes National Seashore. The most direct hike to the falls is from the Palomarin Trailhead and this largely follows the Coastal Trail and the route passes Pelican Lake and Bass Lake. Berkeley, CA 94710 The trail starts at Five Brooks Trailhead and is 15.8 miles round trip. From Bolinas, you’ll follow Mesa Road to the trailhead parking area. Most take this trail to hike to Alamere Falls, where the trail offshoot is at nearly four miles in. If you’re crazy about the ocean, the beach, and waterfalls, Bolinas’s Coast Trail is bound to become one of your all-time favorite spring hikes. So dress in layers. The Alamere Falls Hike is an easy trip for beginner and regular hikers alike. I wish it wasn't so packed but also think it's something everyone should experience! Please help us keep this unique regional magazine thriving, and support the ecosystem we’ve built around it, by subscribing today. The Coast Trail from the Palomarin Trailhead near Bolinas offers pine forests, lakeside views, sweeping coastal panoramas, rushing creeks and ultimately, a safe route to Wildcat Beach and Alamere Falls. Alamere Falls is a dramatic 40-foot tidefall, a coastal waterfall which pours its waters into the waves of the Pacific Ocean. I had covered much of distance on previous hikes, but retracing one’s steps is a necessary hurdle when covering all the trails. The falls should be fully charged after the deluge. At the time I took this trail, the Alamere Falls cutoff was mostly overgrown and difficult to ascertain. The death of tanoaks caused by the sudden oak death within the forest has provided abundant deadfall and many standing snags. service@baynature.org. But when the 2.5 miles long beach exists it’s a pretty sight, as well, and you can walk from Wildcat Campground to Alamere Falls on the beach. The Palomarin Trailhead is roughly 5 miles northwest of Bolinas, California. H iking the Coast Trail from the Polomarin trailhead to Wildcamp Camp in Northern California is like hiking Highway 1. All through the spring this trail offers a wildflower bonanza--but it's a treat at any time of year. Months before my family visited, I went on hikes to see what 10-14 mile hikes would feel like. … ☀️ Yahoo! The falls are a dramatic sight as water cascades over a ~30 foot tall cliff onto the south end of Wildcat Beach. The trail has suffered serious dam… Check out some spectacular Pictures of Alamere Falls by TurnBull Photography. While no easy treka 13-mile (20 km) minimum round-trip hike is requiredthis spectacular spot is a popularand a sometimes overcrowdedvisitor draw. Brown Pelican Along the east slope of Inverness Ridge the Stewart Trails switches back-and-forth up a long grade through damp mixed-evergreen forest. ⛈ National Weather Service California Gull Alamere Falls via Olema Valley, Bolema, Lake Ranch, Coast Trail is a 14.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Point Reyes Station, California that features a lake and is rated as moderate. At the end of the trail, there are two steep cliff sides that require nimble feet and goat-like abilities to navigate. Visited: May 2016. This morning, however, with a shroud in morning mist, all was quiet and still. Because of the Falls’ coastal location, there is … Turkey Vulture This is the first time I’ve noticed a woodland warbler on the beach, so I’m further surprised and delighted when I notice a half dozen Townsend’s Warblers in another tangle of wrack about one hundred yards farther along. The hike to Alamere Falls is just northwest of San Francisco and is located in Point Reyes National Park. … Dark-eyed Junco Beware of g… Sonoma Chipmunk Spotted Towhee Conclusion. Before starting out on this journey, I read that the hike to Alamere Falls was just over 8 miles. Its highest point is 9,000 feet, with the trailhead elevation at 8,800 feet. Most take this trail to hike to Alamere Falls, where the trail offshoot is at nearly four miles in. For one of the best hikes in Marin, take the trek past Bass Lake to Alamere Falls. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature … Alamere Falls is accessible from three trailheads in Point Reyes National Seashore. This 14 mile hike is the easiest route to the falls, and makes a perfect long day hike. Pygmy Nuthatch Naturalist and writer Jules Evens has lived near Point Reyes for over 30 years. McArthur-Burney Falls. Want to find an unforgettable waterfall in Northern California? One of the best hikes we have ever experienced in Northern California. Hiking time: 3.5 hours total. Brandt’s Cormorant It’s one of the Bay Area’s most popular hiking destinations: on a nice weekend afternoon the trail from the Palomarin trailhead is a nearly continuous stream of people. Chestnut-backed Chickadee To get to Alamere Falls, park at the Palomarin trailhead in the southern end of the park. Five Brooks to Ocean Lake Loop and Alamere Falls, December 8, 2012. Four Ways to Approach Alamere Falls on Foot. Golden-crowned Kinglet Out and Back Mission Peak has you climb up into the clouds to see all of the Bay Area. American Coot ❄️ Weather Underground The water cascades over a 30 feet tall cliff onto Wildcat Beach – or into the ocean at high tide. Alamere Falls is one of California’s most beautiful waterfalls and one of the Bay Area’s most popular hiking trails. This was recorded … The habitat is fairly uniform as you ascend the east slope of the ridge. Enjoy stunning views of the pacific combined with varying terrain through forests, tall brush, and exposed dirt trails. Palomarin Trailhead to Alamere Falls is an incredible hike! Bolinas, CA 94924. California Quail Alternate Route to Alamere Falls for Bikes. Wildfire – An Investigation into the 2017 Eagle Creek Fire, Akuna Hikes After skirting the lake, a steep spur trail leads down to the foot of Alamere Falls (0.4 miles). Glaucous-winged Gull Hairy Woodpecker The hike to Alamere falls is ~8.4 mile out-and-back. Here the forest is alive with the constant chatter of insectivorous birds—kinglets, creepers, chickadees—but the most common sound is the insistent and incessant “yank-yank-yank” call of the Red-breasted Nuthatch (listen here). 1328 6th St., #2 Perhaps truth depends on a walk around the lake. Start at the Palomarin Trailhead located in the parking lot near the restrooms. American Robin My husband surprised me for my birthday and took me here for the weekend. Distance: 3.2 km / 2 mi. The larger of only two tidefalls in the entire state of California, it is an unusual and enticing site for even the most seasoned explorers.The beautiful 7.5 mile out and back hike to get to it offers countless spring wildflowers, wide ocean views, gray whale watching opportunities, and access to both Bass and Pelican … Steller’s Jay 888-422-9628 You will take the Coast Trail to Wildcat Camp, then hike south down the beach until you see the falls. This 14 mile hike is the easiest route to the falls, and makes a perfect long day hike. Black Phoebe Our hike to Alamere Falls in March 2016! Herring GullThayer’s Gull The hike to Alamere falls is ~8.4 mile out-and-back. Background. H iking the Coast Trail from the Polomarin trailhead to Wildcamp Camp in Northern California is like hiking Highway 1. Alamere Falls is a beautiful waterfall deep within the Phillip Burton Wilderness. There are a few variations to the Alamere Falls hike that will vary in mileage. Near the top the trail branches and the route to the coast climbs through a even-aged stand of fir, probably clear-cut in the 1950s and early 1960s when Sweet Lumber ran an operation at Five Brooks. (I posted this sighting on North Bay birds and heard from several other people of similar sightings, from Bolinas to Bodega.). At Wildcat (Walk-in) Campground the Ocean Lake Loop cuts off to the south. Ruby-crowned Kinglet Hi Charee567, The hike to Alamere Falls is a minimum 13 mile hike. About a mile before Palomarin Trailhead is Point Reyes Bird Observatory, which you may want to visit. This was a long traverse of the mid-peninsula from Five Brooks Pond to Alamere Falls and back, about 9 miles each way. Nothing in the world is more flexible and yielding than water. Dylan’s first trip to Alamere Falls! The Alamere Falls Vista via Coast Trail at Point Reyes National Seashore near Bolinas, California is a moderate 8.8-mile out-and-back hike that leads to a beautiful vista point above Alamere Falls. It was a one day getaway kind of thing. If you have read any of my other hikes, you know I solely hike for the view, the workout is a bonus but I need an end goal of beauty to really get me out there. Take note: it is also the site of multiple search-and-rescue operations each year. Juliana Chauncey Common Yellowthroat The National Park Services recommends hiking to Wildcat Beach Campground and then walking down the beach at low tide to view the falls. Posted by 3 days ago. Shortly after I start up the trail, a pair of Pileated Woodpeckers calls back-and-forth to one another. Bushtit Close. This is a easy one way trail to Alamere Falls in Phillip Burton Wilderness Area.. Getting Started. Alamere Falls is for my beach lovers, there is nothing more beautiful than seeing a waterfall pour into the ocean. That’s because the distinctive, and remarkable, waterfall formed in the state of California, in the United States. This is a long exposure taken by Paul — so gorgeous. The actual hike to Burney falls is only about 1.3 miles round trip, but there are other trails around the area that you can hike through as well. Everyone knows this, but no one can do it. Brown Creeper Fox Sparrow Unfortunately the falls also happens to be an unusually hazardous hiking destination, and there isn’t any really safe way to reach them. All through the spring this trail offers a wildflower bonanza--but it's a treat at any time of year. It’s one of the Bay Area’s most popular hiking destinations: on a nice weekend afternoon the trail from the Palomarin trailhead is a nearly continuous stream of people.  The Weather Channel The views are any over-the-top word you'd like to use: spectacular, breath-taking, awesome. The hike to Alamere falls is ~8.4 mile out-and-back. Yellow-rumped Warbler Be prepared for a full day (5-6 hours) of hiking with the Outdoor Adventure Club. Phoebes, pipits, and shorebirds commonly feed on the beach jumpers and kelp flies associated with decomposing kelp, but I’m surprised to see a warbler pop-up in my field of view. California vole (in talons of Red-tailed Hawk) Hermit Warbler There are two places to start this hike, we chose the Palomarin Trailhead. Starting from the parking lot, expect a minimum round trip distance of 8 miles. Alamere Falls is a “tidefall” (a waterfall directly into the ocean) located north of San Francisco in the Point Reyes National Seashore.The hike is approximately 9 miles round trip, with a few offshoots if you want to tack on some extra miles. But my favorite thing is … 9 9 99. Horned Grebe Cliff side number two! Double-crested Cormorant It’s the shortest and most popular route to the falls. Part of the overgrowth was poison oak, but nonetheless that doesn’t deter people from hiking to the falls. Black-tailed Deer Song Sparrow Start at the Palomarin Trailhead located in the parking lot near the restrooms. Townsend’s Warbler Somebody didn’t get their facts straight.Or did they?The truth is, there are actually 2 trails to Alamere Falls, but the significantly shorter trail has been closed indefinitely. If you take the shortcut it will shave off a few miles. Alamere Falls is an 8 mile hike along the ocean, with a multiple waterfalls. Bay Nature’s email newsletter delivers local nature stories, hikes, and events to your inbox each week. I had covered much of distance on previous hikes, but retracing one’s steps is a necessary hurdle when covering all the trails. Sorry about the shakiness. Once you reach the bottom you will be standing at the base of a 129 foot waterfall. Bay Nature connects the people of the San Francisco Bay Area to our natural  world and motivates people to solve problems with nature in mind. Northern Flicker ). Five Brooks at dawn is always enchanted at first light, before too many bipeds have spooked the wildlife. Both hikes are beautiful and create a challenging hike that all ages can complete and last about 4 to 5 hours, so pack snacks!! What is it about running water that so captivates us? The Real Hiking Viking The magnificent feature man calls simply Alamere Falls formed in a part of the world already well known for its many beautiful sites. California Towhee There are several other park-sanctioned trails to the falls, each with their own unique scenery and challenges. Bufflehead We did it! Overview. Trust the Trail Podcast, “Polomarin Trailhead to Wildcat Camp (Coast Trail)”, Polomarin Trailhead to Wildcat Camp (Coast Trail), Trail Summaries Will Return In The Spring, Schneider Camp Trail to Showers Lake Trail Junction, Prospect Peak in Lassen Volcanic National Park, Couple falls to death with alcohol in system, Upper Bidwell Park: North Rim Trail to Middle Trail, Carson Emigrant National Recreation Trail, Situational Awareness is Essential While Hiking, Wildfire – An Investigation into the 2017 Eagle Creek Fire. The trail has suffered serious dam… Western Scrub-Jay After about 2 minutes on the trail, you'll see a map on your right that lays out the trail to the falls as well as a few campground (Sky, Wildcat, etc. Easy peasy. (18 miles RT). For one of the best hikes in Marin, take the trek past Bass Lake to Alamere Falls. Point Reyes is generally cooler than inland areas like Mountain View and Sunnyvale. So the flexible overcome the adamant, the yielding overcome the forceful. It’s a long, steep grade down to Wildcat Beach where the Stewart Trail intersects the Coast Trail. Easy peasy. The first clearing in a series of storms that baptized the region over the previous week seemed like an opportune time to hike to one of the peninsula’s most remote destinations—Alamere Falls. Every story from Bay Nature magazine is the product of a team of people dedicated to connecting our readers to the world around them and increasing environmental literacy. I recommend starting and ending at the Palomarin Trailhead for the Alamere Falls hike. Western Gull Please note, the old Alamere Falls trail is closed indefinitely due to storm damage and erosion. Hermit Thrush A spectacular sight like no other, Alamere Falls is the endpoint of a great 4.3-mile hike with sweeping mountain views through the Palomarin Trailhead just past Bolinas, covering other wonderful natural waterworks like the popular swimming hole of Bass Lake and the lush wildlife haven of Pelican Lake. There is a lot of poison oak present, so make sure you are aware of what it looks like in all stages of growth and time of year. Both hikes are beautiful and create a challenging hike that all ages can complete and last about 4 to 5 hours, so pack snacks!! Enjoy the scenic drive up- it is gorgeous.The parking area can be found at the end of Mesa Rd.- you will find a small parking area as well as bathrooms. Dusky-footed Woodrat (lodge and scat). Before starting out on this journey, I read that the hike to Alamere Falls was just over 8 miles. Backpacking & Blisters Downy Woodpecker These are big raucous birds (listen here), but they move through the shadows, and apparently aware of my presence, they stay on the far side of every tree, so are impossible to photograph. If you take the shortcut it will shave off a few miles. It is easy to see why, as the trail has a little bit of everything, from coastal views and shaded forest areas to a waterfall that lands directly on the beach at the end. It's known to be a desolate hike, so bring essentials in your backpack. As I approach I lift my binoculars to watch a Black Phoebe fly-catching over one of the kelp tangles on the upper beach. These population upsurges tend to occur every two to four years when conifer cone production in the northern boreal forests is poor. It’s extraordinary with its views of the ocean on one side and forests on the other. The first clearing in a series of storms that baptized the region over the previous week seemed like an opportune time to hike to one of the peninsula’s most remote destinations—Alamere Falls. Bewick’s Wren Trust The Trail Time to retrace my steps back to Five Brooks. Absolutely amazing views and beautiful site to explore. Months before my family visited, I went on hikes to see what 10-14 mile hikes would feel like. Acknowledgements: Thanks to Bob Stewart for mushroom identification and to Steve Howell, Gene Hunn, Susan Kelly, and Peter Pyle for responses to my query about “warblers on the beach.”, Surf Scoter But you can reach Alamere Falls with a bike using the the Stewart Trail. Some say there is a sign there, but I did not see one when I hiked by, but someone made an arrow marker on the ground (not permanent) marking the intersection. The views are any over-the-top word you'd like to use: spectacular, breath … Hiking the Coast Trail from the Polomarin trailhead to Wildcamp Camp in Northern California is like hiking Highway 1. Purple Finch, Coyote This was a long traverse of the mid-peninsula from Five Brooks Pond to Alamere Falls and back, about 9 miles each way. Jul 8, 2015 - Hike to a beautiful and rare waterfall (tidefall), plummeting 40ft until it reaches the ocean. Hike to Alamere Falls Hike to a beautiful and rare waterfall (tidefall), plummeting 40ft until it reaches the ocean. He is the founder of Avocet Research Associates and the author of The Natural History of the Point Reyes Peninsula and An Introduction to California Birdlife (both UC Press). From here, I could see how the path descended to Wildcat Beach, and I could even make out the white, misty ribbon of Alamere Falls to the south, which was heartening as I’d been unsure whether there would be any water flowing. Mount Diablo Falls. Perhaps truth depends on a walk around the lake. Alamere Falls was one of the hardest hikes I've done in a while, but it was so worth it to see this amazing waterfall! This hike also features two scenic lake vistas that sit at the edge of these cliff sides - Bass Lake and Pelican Lake. This is new territory for my “2012 Walkabout,” and leads to the final destination—Alamere Falls. I’ve waited until poison oak is in its dormant phase to attempt the narrow trail that spurs off the Ocean Lake Loop down to the falls, and am pleased to be arriving when the feeder stream is fully running. This is part of a year-long effort to hike every trail at Point Reyes National Seashore, which turned 50 in 2012. Enjoy stunning views of the pacific combined with varying terrain through forests, tall brush, … 9 9 99. Acorn Woodpecker The beginning of the hike starts out as a steep downhill, but then flattens out. There are two places to start this hike, we chose the Palomarin Trailhead. Download its GPS track and follow the itinerary on a map. NorCal Hiker Background. The falls itself can actually be seen right from the parking area, but there is mile long loop around the area of the falls. Hiking to Alamere Falls, Palomarin Trail, Point Reyes, CA The narrow trail to the top of the falls is somewhat overgrown with scrub (and possibly poison oak) in places. Weather, Backpacker Radio Alamere Falls Hike Hiking trail in Woodville, California (United States). I did not know this but there are a number of cascades and shorter falls leading to the main falls. PALOMARIN TRAILHEAD Pied-billed Grebe I’m 43 and fairly active but this was still somewhat difficult for me. Bobcat (scat) Brush Rabbit This seemed like a great picnic spot, so I took the opportunity to rest my legs and eat the lunch I’d packed. I had covered much of distance on previous hikes, but retracing one’s steps is a necessary hurdle when covering all the trails. Mountain Lion (scat) Start of the Alamere Falls Trail from the Palomarin Trailhead Alamere Falls Hiking Trail. There are only two waterfalls in all of California that flow right into the Pacific Ocean, … Mission Peak has you climb up into the clouds to see all of the Bay Area. —Wallace Stevens. Header illustrations by Jane Kim, InkDwell, Bay Nature Institute The unique waterfall generates from Alamere Creek, which falls over the coastal bluffs right onto the beach, and is one of only two falls in the state like this. Carry binoculars and a field guide to birds as you walk … Alamere Falls is is a spectacular waterfall that cascades onto a scenic beach. Alamere Falls, at the Point Reyes Seashore, is a gorgeous scenic jewel set close to the city of San Francisco. Common Raven Just a few decades ago, this “song dog” was absent from the peninsula; now it his common, encountered on almost every outing, especially in the low light hours. This winter has been an “irruptive” year for this little seedeater of the boreal forest, with larger numbers showing up here in the fall and overwintering. Carson Falls Trail. Most take this trail to hike to Alamere Falls, where the trail offshoot is at nearly four miles in. Close. Start at the Palomarin Trailhead located in the parking lot near the restrooms. The hike begins at the Palomarin Trailhead, about 5 miles north of the town of Bolinas. The Coast Trail from the Palomarin Trailhead near Bolinas offers pine forests, lakeside views, sweeping coastal panoramas, rushing creeks and ultimately, a safe route to Wildcat Beach and Alamere Falls. Alamere Falls. Alamere Falls is is a spectacular waterfall that cascades onto a scenic beach. Theodore Roosevelt use to refer to these falls as the eighth wonder of the wonder. The landscape is varied with coastal scrub pine and oak forests, and there are several lakes along the way. Sign up today: Limantour Beach, and a complete hike of Point Reyes, Point Reyes: Drake’s Head via Estero Trail. Loma Alta. The hike is approximately 9 miles round trip, with a few offshoots if you want to tack on some extra miles. Start Here; About Me. (510) 528-8550, Subscription Customer Service: Bikes are not allowed on the hike from Palomarin Trailhead to Alamere Falls. Alamere Falls pours from a rocky cliff onto a long, wide stretch of beach, and it is the perfect place to enjoy a lunch break or an afternoon stroll in the sand. A series of small waterfalls on Pine Mountain, these are not … Share your love of Bay Area nature with a Bay Nature gift subscription and save over 30%! The last few hundred feet are treacherous due to the flaking shale and the precipitous incline—not advisable for the faint of heart, or footing. Trail difficulty: Strenuous. If you would like the original, high-resolution pictures, contact me. I wish it wasn't so packed but also think it's something everyone should experience! House Wren Take this is short, less than 1/2 mile Alamere Falls access trail down to the cliffs where the 50 ft falls land on the beach. A popular viewpoint and lunch spot is just next to the falls … The beach is mostly barren; though a few seastars that have been cast shoreward by the waves and decorate tideline. After the first cliffside, you see Upper Alamere falls. 2. Red-necked Grebe Coast Trail to Alamere Falls. Although sea stars have few predators in their preferred subtidal rocky shore habitat, once stranded ashore they become vulnerable to gulls that, amazingly, don’t seem hesitant to swallow them whole. The trip to Alamere Falls offers stunning coastal views of Point Reyes National Seashore and a wonderfully unique waterfall. One of only two “tide falls” in the state, Alamere Falls tumbles 40 feet … Alamere Falls is one of California’s most beautiful waterfalls and one of the Bay Area’s most popular hiking trails. Continue reading “Polomarin Trailhead to Wildcat Camp (Coast Trail)”,  AccuWeather Although we are unable to post a weblink here, please google Alamere Falls Point Reyes National Seashore and the first link will provide further details and other information on visiting Alamere Falls. This hike also features two scenic lake vistas that sit at the edge of these cliff sides - Bass Lake and Pelican Lake. Alamere Falls was one of the hardest hikes I've done in a while, but it was so worth it to see this amazing waterfall! To get to Alamere Falls, park at the Palomarin trailhead in the southern end of the park. Limantour Spit Trail. Red-tailed Hawk It is easy to see why, as the trail has a little bit of everything, from coastal views and shaded forest areas to a waterfall that lands directly on the beach at the end. Marsh Wren A first year (“2012 model”) Glaucous-winged Gull walks along the tideline with one protruding from his beak, a meal that must be difficult to digest, given that the creature is an echinoderm, literally “spiny skinned.”, It’s a little over a mile back to Wildcat Camp. We went for our annual hike to Alamere Falls on Sunday, and had the pleasure of going with my colleague Ondrej, who is here for business from Prague. It’s extraordinary with its views of the ocean on one side and forests on the other. There’s access from several trailheads, so you have your pick of routes to the falls depending upon your needs and abilities, although most are moderate-to … But if you go on, there’s more to see. 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