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Address: Bolinas, CA
Phone Number: 415-663-1092
Activities: Hiking
Description: Spectacular 40-foot waterfall, considered to be one of the rare examples...
Spectacular 40-foot waterfall, considered to be one of the rare examples of ocean bluff falls in the world.
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Beautiful Coastal Trail

Well marked and well maintained Coast trail. Main trail is quite wide. Beautiful single track hike down to first beach but quite steep at the very end. Early morning hours, area... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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Redlands, California
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Redlands, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Well marked and well maintained Coast trail. Main trail is quite wide. Beautiful single track hike down to first beach but quite steep at the very end. Early morning hours, area was enshrouded in fog. Later on, beautiful ocean views. Bring food and water. Be prepared for weather changes.

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San Jose, California, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The hike was 8 miles round trip. You get some ocean views, forest and garden like views. Along the way you can take a detour to swim in the lake. The path leading to the falls is very narrow and make sure you wear long sleeves to avoid getting scratched! Worth the long walk to see the series of waterfalls.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Walked this trail during a gloomy day with a light shower. It was actually perfect because it tends to get really hot in this area, especially in the summer. It's a long hike! 8.3 miles to be exact. So make sure you have great company! The hike going to the falls is a mix of flat, slightly sloping and extremely... More 

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Danville, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We did this hike yesterday. We were a group of five and did this hike starting at 10:30 am on a Thursday we finished our hike at 3:15 pm. We spent a good amount of time on the beach to eat something and enjoy the view. On our Garmin Vivosmart band said we hiked 10.6 miles to and from the... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

My boyfriend and I hiked to Alamere Falls, then on to Wildcat camp, before hiking back the next day. We went on a Tuesday-to-Wednesday, which was super lucky given that the trail wasn't crowded at all. The hike was perfect for us, in the sense that it's certainly challenging, but you're not going to hate yourself for signing up the... More 

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San Francisco, California
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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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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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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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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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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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Address: Bolinas, CA
Phone Number: 415-663-1092
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Marin County  >  Bolinas

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