Alamere Falls Trail
ElevationAscent: 0' 0 m
Descent: -186' -57 m
High: 265' 81 m
Low: 79' 24 m
GradeAvg Grade: 10% (5°)
Max Grade: 16% (9°)
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“It's hard to beat a trail to a waterfall that hits the beach!”— Megan W
The waterfall drops over a bluff and forms two sets of falls which can grow to 25' across after it rains. When the tide comes up, the falls actually hit the ocean water rushing in. To get to the beach and see both parts of the falls takes some scrambling through ruts and over rock benches. Also involved is a somewhat harrowing leap across the stream below the second falls! Rangers do not recommend this direct approach due to the danger to the eroding cliffs (instead, from Wildcat Camp, walk south on the beach to Alamere Falls).
With careful planning, it is possible to travel from the falls back to the Palomarin Trailhead parking area on the beach at low tide, but don't be caught out! Otherwise retrace your steps back to Coast Trail - South.
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Land Manager: National Park Service - Point Reyes National Seashore