Alamere Falls Hike (8+ miles intermediate)

  • Alamere Falls

Come get your HIKE on in Marin County with Norcal Snowboarders!!! 

We meet at the Downtown Sacramento Park and Ride on 11th St. and P St. at 8:00am. We leave at 8:15am! It's better that you're here earlier than expected, rather than late and holding up the group. $20 for carpool. I will have directions to the trailhead printed out at the Meetup location. The roads as we approach the trailhead are VERY curvy, so for those who get carsick, bring your motion sickness pills. We will hike to the waterfall, and have lunch at the beach. Optional dinner in Marin County afterward for those who are interested. Plan on this meetup taking the full day.

The drive there is about 2 hours and 20 minutes. We should arrive at the trailhead just before 11am. We arrive at the waterfall just before 1pm. We will spend about 1-1.5 hours at the waterfall. We should be back at the trailhead before 4:30pm. At that point, some cars will be heading home to Sacramento, and other cars will be having dinner in Marin County before going home.

You can contact me at (916)612-2703 if you have questions. I will bring my walkie talkie for the drive, channel 7-38.

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This hike is considered INTERMEDIATE, primarily due to distance, and a rock scramble to the beach/lunch spot. Yes, the rock scramble can be a bit intimidating. You can choose to stay on top of the waterfall and not do the scramble, but the big reason for coming to Alamere Falls is to reach the beach.

Alamere Falls is a beautiful waterfall located in Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin County, California. The waterfall flows almost directly into the ocean. The hike starts at the Palomarin Trailhead, near Bolinas, California. It is about an 8 mile out-and-back hike - we come back the same way we came in. This hike is mostly flat, with only a small amount of elevation gain/loss, mostly at the waterfall. We are not hiking right at the shoreline, but high above it. Sorry, but this trail does NOT allow dogs.

After walking past a grove of large eucalyptus trees near the start of the trailhead, there is no cover from the sun, so bring your sunblock, hats, and sunglasses.

Along the trail, zombies Poison Oak will be present. Consider wearing long pants and long sleeves. The trail is well-used, so they are mostly along the edges. Be mindful of what your legs brush up against.

Pick up your trash!

MAP:

http://goo.gl/maps/WqC4W

The roads and signs near the trailhead are a bit tricky and you might miss them, so be on alert.

PHOTOS:

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.456594006650.245528.682171650&type=3&l=3e07b226f2

FURTHER READING:

http://www.bahiker.com/northbayhikes/palomarin.html

http://www.weather.com/weather/weekend/Point+Reyes+National+Seashore+CA+POINTREYES:13:US

DINNER:

Moylan's Brewery & Restaurant. About an hour away from trailhead, enroute to Sacramento.

http://www.moylans.com/site/pages/home/index.php

http://www.yelp.com/biz/moylans-brewery-and-restaurant-novato

WHAT TO BRING CHECKLIST:

A good attitude!

$20 to give your driver for gas/wear-and-tear. Money for dinner afterwards.

Sunblock; hat; sunglasses; bagged lunch & snacks; 1.5 preferably 2 liters of water, especially on a warm day (about 4 16 oz. Gatorade bottles); camera; handiwipes; bag for your trash

Sturdy hiking shoes, non-cotton clothing (cotton kills!), long pants/long sleeves for Poison Oak

Change of clothes, fresh pair of socks, and sandals, for after the hike.

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