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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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Scenic hike! Be prepared, not as easy as some make it seem!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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Danville, California
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Danville, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
18 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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88 reviews 88 reviews
25 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
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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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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135 reviews 135 reviews
53 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
10 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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3 helpful votes 3 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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7 helpful votes 7 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
28 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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84 reviews 84 reviews
70 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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