Hiking to Alamere Falls

Alamere Falls, Point Reyes, CA

Alamere Falls, Point Reyes, CA

We have had unnaturally gorgeous weather lately, up here in the Bay Area.  This past weekend was a perfect day to take a mild hike starting at Palomarin Trailhead to Alamere Falls, Point Reyes.  The trail we followed went along Coast Trail where we saw some views of the Pacific, the Farallon islands, and lots of different types of forest and shrubbery.  The trail, round-trip, is a mere 7.5 miles and only took us about 3.5/4 hours including stoping time to take silly pictures of ourselves.

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1) The Climb

The beach at the end of the hike is perfect for a picnic (wish we had brought a basket with us!), but there is a bit of a climb.  Actually, the climb down wasn’t so bad, but trying to climb back took a bit of critical thinking.  It’s nothing too strenuous and you should be prepared to have to do a little scrambling.  We used a very detailed guide from the Bay Area Hiker.  I love using his site — he is extremely helpful!

2) A pretty beach is your reward!

2) A pretty beach is your reward!

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