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Alamere Falls

Address: Bolinas, CA
Phone Number: 415-663-1092
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Ranked #1 of 4 things to do in Bolinas
Type: Waterfalls, Nature & Parks
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: Spectacular 40-foot waterfall, considered to be one of the rare examples of ocean bluff falls in...
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Type: Waterfalls, Nature & Parks
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: Spectacular 40-foot waterfall, considered to be one of the rare examples of ocean bluff falls in the world.
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San Francisco, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Amazing hike with the promise of a breathtaking waterfall at the end of it. we went on a day there was a high surf warning and it was virtually impossible to stand on the beach. on any normal day, you can walk along the shore in the beach near where the waterfall empties into..... its good to get there early...we... More 

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Berkeley, California
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42 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Most people access Alamere Falls from Palomarin which can be very crowded, but we hiked from Five Brooks which is much longer (17 miles round trip) but not at all crowded. If you want to combine some serious hiking with a rewarding end, then this is for you. You have to hike up to Firtop (~1300 feet) and then down... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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45 reviews 45 reviews
8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

This 8-mile hike is absolutely amazing. The first part of the trail has great views over the pacific followed by mostly a hike through forest like environment with finally a small pass to the waterfall at the beach. Bring enough water as there is no water on the trail and some parts of the trail are in the open making... More 

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Richmond, California
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Our first, but definitely not last trip to Alamere Falls was an adventure of all kinds of levels. It started with the confusing trip all the way to the end of Mesa Rd. We initially turned off at Commonweal, thinking "it can't be farther out this deserted paved road". We were wrong. After an encounter with some unhelpful hikers, we... More 

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San Francisco, California
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

It's about 2.5 miles to Bass Lake, and then another 1.5mi to Alamere. It's definitely worth the extra trek. Absolutely gorgeous. And if you're there at the right time of the year you might see seals and dolphins :)

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Chicago, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This is a beautiful hike, about 9 miles round trip, from the Palomarin Trailhead to Alamere Falls. The Coast Trail was quiet early on a Friday morning, and when we started out the fog was still pretty thick. On the return trip, the sun was out and more people were hiking in, but it wasn't as busy as other hikes... More 

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Reno, Nevada, United States
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We have visited Alamere Falls twice, both times we walked there from WIldcat Camp, which is an easy mile-long stroll down the beach. The falls are dramatic and pretty and are a great excuse to talk a walk to the beach. If you bring a towel and some dry clothes, it is awfully fun to let the falls shower on... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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72 reviews 72 reviews
58 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

it's not a hard hike at all. so don't be frightened by the 8 miles roundtrip hike. there's so many picture perfect moments. once you get to the waterfalls though, there is caution involved. it was pretty scary scrambling down to the beach but i made it without any scratches. going up isn't as bad as you'd think either. everything... More 

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Naples, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

We visited Point Reyes last year but did not have time for the hike to Alamere Falls and Wildcat Beach. This year it was first on our list for our drive up the California coast. We got there fairly early in the morning, around 8:30 or 9AM, on a Saturday. We parked at the Palomarin Trailhead to the south of... More 

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Inverness, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

The crashing water over the falls, the ferns and the beach walk below. Then there were horses cantering up the beach-I felt like I was in a scripted set. Breath-taking!

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