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Address: Bolinas, CA
Phone Number: 415-663-1092
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Spectacular 40-foot waterfall, considered to be one of the rare examples of...

Spectacular 40-foot waterfall, considered to be one of the rare examples of ocean bluff falls in the world.

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All season waterfall hike.

I hike to these falls twice a year with 20 people. It's a long drive out on Mesa rd. to the parking area & end of the rd. Has bathrooms. (2). Round trip hike is about 9.5 miles... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Tom B
Napa Valley, California
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Napa Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I hike to these falls twice a year with 20 people. It's a long drive out on Mesa rd. to the parking area & end of the rd. Has bathrooms. (2). Round trip hike is about 9.5 miles. It can also be extended past Wildcat lake to about 14 miles R.T. There is horseback riding & camping near the lake.... More 

1 Thank Tom B
Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

Visiting the Alamere Water Falls was an unexpected pleasure when touring up in Bolinas for sure. It's almost like being in Hawaii seeing the waterfall cascade into the Pacific, quite beautiful to see and walk near. Nature at her best! Enjoy. ...

1 Thank David B L
Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Drought or no drought - it's an incredible feeling to be able to run along the little stream of water falling from a cliff to the ocean! The hike was lengthy but refreshing. Beautiful forest and lakes on the way that you can stop by and relax at. We went with a family who had their 5 year-old with them... More 

1 Thank Shifali G
San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

GPS it to Palomarin Trailhead where you park your car and start the hike 9 miles roundtrip. Take the ocean loop NOT the Wildcat Camp. At the last 0.4 miles on your left, keep your eyes peeled for a small sign "Alamere Falls" on your left you'll see a narrow path. This path might look sketchy but you will have... More 

Thank fenty k
London, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

Four miles in and four miles out. Simple as that. Except, of course, if you miss the left turn that leads into the last 0.4-mile unmaintained portion of the trail. The rest of the route is very well maintained, but that last 0.4 miles requires a little bit of squeezing in between height level vegetation on either side. Despite what... More 

Thank mcolt06
San Jose, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 via mobile

Please if you want to hike, come to this hiking area. The hike is an 8-mile round trip. The Palomarin trailhead starts by the parking area close to the bathroom. This hike has so many amazing views. Be very careful though once you get to the Alamere trail, you will need some protection because maybe 1/8 of trail is not... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 via mobile

Firstly, it's easy to miss the road to this trail because the sign right at the split from Highway 1 into Bolinas keeps getting stolen by the snooty anti-tourists locals. It's been stolen so many times, the state no longer bothers putting back a new sign. So either get a map and count your steps to the turnoff or use... More 

1 Thank wvzjxq
Lincoln, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

A great medium length hike. Trail is very good. It does get a bit narrow towards the end and some care must be shown to avoid poison ivy that grows along path. There are several smaller falls before the main fall that drops to the beach. It does create some pools that you can swim. The trail down to the... More 

1 Thank kawikac2013
Redlands, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

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.

2 Thank Brian M
San Jose, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

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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