The official route to Alamere Falls from the Palomarin Trailhead is 13.8 miles, taking you through Wildcat Campground. Distance: 3.2 km / 2 mi. Wittenberg Trail to the junction with the Meadow and Sky trails, one may be rewarded (weather dependent) with views looking west across the peninsula to the Pacific Ocean. 3. Allow fifteen minutes driving time from Bear Valley to the Muddy Hollow Trailhead, which is located off of Limantour Road. toward the estero before making a sharp bend to the north. It can be windy and exposed, with only occasional canopy overhead. 7. You'll take a short side trail to the left which will bring you back to the fire road, and the Ridge Trail will begin on the other side of the fire road. This trail was hard for us. If you do not wish to travel on the Alamere Falls Trail, take the Coast Trail 5.65 miles from the Palomarin Trailhead to Wildcat Camp. 8. Turn around and retrace your steps whenever you are ready. Beyond the pavement, you will be walking on loose sand and winding your way along a narrow path between the dune vegetation. Instead of going down to the Alamere Falls, I continued on the Coast Trail, Lake Ranch Trail, Ridge Trail, Creenpicker, Glen Camp Loop back to the Glen Trail to complete the loop. The first section of the trail is through grasslands before skirting along the northern edge of and then cutting through an abandoned Christmas tree farm. Length 17.4 miElevation gain 2949 ftRoute type Out & back Saw a deer on the way. to the Lower Pierce Point Ranch site are well marked and maintained, but the last stretch can be overgrown with bush lupine and other shrubs, so wearing long pants and long sleeves are a good idea. Continue on Glen Trial to Coast Glen Spur/Stewart Trial for quickest route (6.4) to Wildcat Camp. It was sooo hard! Wittenberg. Distance: 6.9 km / 4.3 mi. From the Sky-Meadow trail junction, turn north on to the Sky Trail, which leads past Sky Campground before returning to the trailhead. Start of the Alamere Falls Trail from the Palomarin Trailhead Alamere Falls Hiking Trail. Parking at commonwealth parking 2.25 mls walk to the entrance of the trail. A rugged trail descends moderately steeply down a ravine to the ocean. If one were to do the route clockwise, one would head south on the Muddy Hollow Trail for 0.5 km (0.3 mi.) Take Bear Valley Trail to Coastal and/or Glen Trails to get to Wildcat Beach and Camp. Otherwise, head south on the Coast Trail to the Bear Valley Trail. Mount Wittenberg Loop. Gorgeous views and standing in Alamere Falls at the halfway mark (if you are doing a day hike) and feeling the cool fresh water and mist is a good break for your hike back. Check out our Chimney Rock page for more information about visiting this beautiful location. This relatively easy trail through open grassland and an old Christmas tree farm offers excellent birding opportunities and the possibility of seeing bat rays and leopard sharks swimming just below the water's surface in Home Bay. Wittenberg or the Meadow Trail to the Sky Trail. to Wildcat Beach Next up is the grand finale: Alamere Falls. NOTICE: The Arch Rock trail has been closed until further notice due to the arch's collapse as a result of coastal erosion. Continue on the trail past Bass Lake. Mount Wittenberg Trail Loop. from the trailhead at the head of Home Bay. 663-8522 x2 (local toll-free from 663- or 669- prefix in 415 area code) Please note that if you are calling between 4:30 pm and 10 am, park staff may not be available to answer your call. ). Realigned out of the valley's floodplain and reopened in 2011, the Muddy Hollow Trail offers an easy hike with opportunities to see diverse bird life and tule elk. Allow thirty-five minutes driving time from Bear Valley to the Palomarin Trailhead* at the end of Mesa Road. Alamere Falls was enjoyable, if not a little crowded. Point Reyes Station, CA 94956 It is a good beginner MTB ride suitable for kids but if you go fast on the downhill bits there are a few fun sections for more experienced riders too (of course be in control and conscientious of the hikers and equestrians you’ll be sharing the trail with). (Note: According the NPS, Alamere Falls Trails is closed. Point Reyes south trail map : Palomarin Bass Lake, Alamere Falls, Wildcat Camp, Glen Camp, Olema Valley, Five Brooks, Bear Valley, Coast Trail, Mt Wittenberg, Sky Camp, Bolinas Ridge : … On a sunny day or a moonlit night, enjoy the expansive feeling of this open space offering views of Olema Valley. The Coast Trail from Palomarin to Wildcat Camp and on to Alamere Falls is one of the most beautiful hikes in the Point Reyes National Seashore. Turn right and follow the Muddy Hollow Road Trail as it meanders 3.7 km (2.3 mi.) Biking the bear valley trail to the Glen trail made this A LOT easier. Good luck! The trail quickly meets up with the Coast Trail which you will follow almost all the way to Alamere Falls. You'll take the Ridge Trail for about 1/2 a mile until you reach another junction with the fire road. Haha. It's 14 miles, which I wish we had known before we invited friends with kids. Or, stay on the Estero Trail as it turns left and heads up a ridge away from Drakes Estero. If you wish, you can continue out to the Great Beach, an extra 0.9 km (0.5 mi.) Following the path downstream through riparian habitat, hikers will eventually arrive at Estero de Limantour and Limantour Beach. This loop trail explores the beautiful local forest and meadow ecosystems of Bear Valley. From January through May, look for migrating whales from the point. Distance: 1.1 km / 0.7 mi. the falls are not flowing due to it being the end of summer but it was still beautiful and worth the hike.i would say moderate because of the length and climbing down to the falls was a little bit difficult but I'd do it again. We got distracted and missed a turn that added an extra mile and a half and a strenuous climb on the Coast Trail to an already long hike. From either destination, one returns via Coast Trail. The trail to Windy Gap is relatively level. Visit our Recreate Responsibly page for guidelines for responsible recreation in the outdoors at Point Reyes and other park lands during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Please note that if you are calling between 4:30 pm and 10 am, park staff may not be available to answer your call. Take note: it is also the site of multiple search-and-rescue operations each year. There will be abundant views of Estero de Limantour to the east as one heads south 2 km (1.3 mi.) There is not a bridge across the Muddy Hollow Creek just west of the trailhead and one may get their feet wet while attempting to cross the creek when the water level is high in winter and spring. See the description in the "Three-to six-hour hikes" section below for more information. 415-464-5139 Alamere Falls and Wildcat Camp via Bear Valley Trail [CLOSED] is a 28.0 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Point Reyes Station, California that features a lake and is rated as difficult. Recommended on a day when it hasn't been raining. This pleasant stroll through mixed Douglas fir forest and along Bear Valley Creek to Divide Meadow and along Coast Creek beyond Divide Meadow is largely sheltered from sun, wind, and coastal fog. (See our Pets page for more information.) The once unobstructed views from near the summit have, since 2000, become obstructed by dense Douglas fir thickets that sprouted shortly after the 1995 Vision Fire. Our legs and bodies ached especially on the incline back, but the hiking shoes proved to be well worth the money. Download the Woodpecker Trail Guide. By Phone The falls are a dramatic sight as water cascades over a ~30 foot tall cliff onto the south end of Wildcat Beach. Or continue straight along the ridge crest as the Glenbrook Trail leads 1 km (0.6 mi.) A spectacular hike with views of Drakes Bay and the Pacific Ocean and renowned for great spring wildflowers. I am not an affiliate...my family just really love eating their wood fired pizza's. Once you reach the Arch Rock overlook, there is a small unmaintained trail that leads steeply down to Coast Creek and a view of Arch Rock. The Palomarin entrance is more popular and thus more crowded, especially on the weekends. From the Coast-Bear Valley Trail junction, follow Bear Valley Trail east and north along a gentle grade through beautiful buckeyes, oaks, and Douglas firs back to the Bear Valley Visitor Center. While no easy treka 13-mile (20 km) minimum round-trip hike is requiredthis spectacular spot is a popularand a sometimes overcrowdedvisitor draw. This is a easy one way trail to Alamere Falls in Phillip Burton Wilderness Area. The trailhead for this hike is located along the Pierce Point Road. Alamere Falls and Wildcat Camp via Bear Valley Trail [CLOSED] is a 17.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Point Reyes Station, California that features a lake and is rated as difficult. From the parking lot, walk about 320 meters (350 yards) toward the beach. DIFFICULT 13.0 mi. The Bear Valley Trail rises on a gravel path through grassy meadows into a thick fir forest. There is a rack at the end of the Bear Valley trail and you can hike from there. Open ocean views are plentiful along the last 0.8 km (0.5 mi.) Hiking at Point Reyes National Seashore The loop passes through a dense mixed Douglas fir and oak forest and several open meadows. Updates will be posted to our Current Conditions page and social media channels. Turn left on the Coast Trail for beach access at the Coast Campground, or complete the loop by following the Coast Trail northwest. Visitor Information The falls are not full anymore but still enjoy the site and got out feet in the cold water total mls 16. The Sunset Beach Trail branches to the right 4 km (2.5 mi.) The route starts along the wooded confines of Bear Valley Creek, climbing not too steeply to an open saddle (Divide Meadow) at 350 feet, then slowly descends another forested ravine (Coast Creek) to an overlook of the ocean. The Arch Rock trail has been closed until further notice due to the arch's collapse as a result of coastal erosion. Caution: Most trails in the park are overgrown with grass and annuals. Distance: 17 km / 10.5 mi. Climb the Sky Trail with some limited views of the ocean and continue through the woods to the Horse Trail. ” in 27 reviews “ That trail was only about 4 miles out and back, but since then we have done Alamere Falls which is about 10 miles. From this junction, a 0.6 km (0.4 mi.) they recently cut back all the foliage and there's a pretty well marked short cut about 3/4 of the way. On a clear day, you can see San Francisco and Montara Mountain to the south as well as the Farallon Islands to the west. Beautiful coastal views on that little side trip though. One could turn left to stay on the Estero Trail and return via the White Gate and Muddy Hollow Road trails; doing so would add an extra 3 km (2 mi.) There are a few variations to the Alamere Falls hike that will vary in mileage. (Note: Bass Lake is an awesome swimming hole in the summer, complete with a rope swing.) through a riparian (e.g., streamside) zone to the junction with Estero Trail. An old, breached stockpond dam is located 1.8 km (1.1 mi.) Follow the Bear Valley Trail for 0.3 km (0.2 mi). Fissures Near the Chimney Rock Trail - updated December 22, 2015. (Hiking that many miles) we thought out endurance level was great. This trail through open grassland offers outstanding views of Drakes and Limantour Esteros, and of the locally rich bird life. The first 5 km (3 mi.) trail leads to the summit of Mt. we took bear valley to wildcat camp. 415-464-5131 What I don’t understand is that if the hike it’s open why they have not clear the trails and why they don’t put a sign on the trail to palomares beach that it’s no safe to do down. The tidefall is stunning, but access to the front of it also depends on the tide - … The south end of Coast Trail begins with spectacular ocean views from high above the surf. Hikers wanting to hike further can continue another 6 km (3.7 miles) to the north tip of Tomales Point. This open trail through the Tule Elk Reserve offers spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean and is a prime wildlife viewing trail. Wittenberg trail junction to the junction of Sky and Meadow Trails, there are locations from which one may look west across the peninsula to the Pacific Ocean (weather dependent). This is one of my favorite hicking spot. Alamere Falls is a dramatic sight as it cascades over a ~30 foot tall cliff onto the south end of Wildcat Beach. The are closed Monday's and Tuesday. This hike provides easier access to the highest point on the Point Reyes Peninsula with only 225 meters (750 feet) of elevation gain. Wittenberg trail to the junction with the Sky Trail. Once you get to Wildcat camp you can skip the extra few miles of trail and walk a mile up the beach to Alamere Falls, just making sure to be very careful of the tide schedule. A spur trail goes from here to the craggy overlook of Double Point, a favorite place for whale watching in March. From the the Z Ranch-Mt. An interpretive brochure describing some plants and animals you may see can be obtained at the trailhead or at the Bear Valley Visitor Center. However, as one continues from the Z Ranch-Mt. A short paved loop explores the San Andreas Fault Zone. EASY 4.1 mi. Return the way you came. Allow five minutes driving time from Bear Valley to the Bolinas Ridge Trailhead, which is east of Olema on Sir Francis Drake Boulevard. This hike begins at the Estero Trailhead, which is located a short distance off of Sir Francis Drake Boulevard on the way to the lighthouse. Enter at Five Brooks, hike about 6 miles (careful there are horses on this trail. Visit our Trail Advisories and Closures page for more information. Distance: 3.2 km / 2 mi. Secret Amphitheater Loop via Coast Trail. I followed this route to visit Wildcat Beach and the Ocean Lake. Point Reyes Station, CA We took glen on the way in and arch rock on the way out and the arch rock loop was about 10x as much ocean view as the glen trail route. Allow 35 minutes driving time from Bear Valley to the Tomales Point Trailhead, located at the north end of Pierce Point Road. All that remains of the ranch are eucalyptus trees that were planted to protect the ranch from the wind. It is on my list of things to do. Monitor tide chart but the Beach Walk is best! Distance: 1.9 km / 1.2 mi. Trails are closed for a variety of reasons, such as for visitor safety, to protect endangered species, to prevent erosion, and/or to allow new sections of trail to harden. Additional information and tips about hiking may be found on our Hiking at Point Reyes National Seashore page. Allow thirty-five minutes driving time from Bear Valley to the Tomales Point Trailhead, which is located at the end of Pierce Point Road. This loop offers views of Estero de Limantour and the possibility of seeing tule elk. This is the only trail within Point Reyes National Seashore where dogs are permitted. Starting from the parking lot, expect a minimum round trip distance of 8 miles. Wonderful trail, quieter than the trail starting at the popular Palomarin trailhead. Soon, you’ll reach a sign on the left that points to Alamere Falls through some brush. It is basically a fire road and very well maintained. The Z Ranch Trail brings you to the 0.6 km (0.4 mi.) ), or speak with a ranger. Arch Rock was an overlook point with no beach access. Allow 45 minutes driving time from Bear Valley. On the trail, from the bridge at Alamere Creek, it's another mile-plus north on the Coast Trail to Wildcat Camp. Headquarters Download a map of the Bear Valley area indicating the areas and trails closed due to the Woodward Fire. Keep dogs on leash at all times. Tried palomares beach, but there is now way of going down the rope to help you going down it’s not secure on the top side, and the trail it’s overgrown, head out to the main trail, also had some over grown areas. Alamere Falls is a beautiful waterfall deep within the Phillip Burton Wilderness. Would love to camp at Wildcat next time and explore other trails in the area. Fog and wind can limit visibility and make this hike more challenging. ... 16.8 mi: Pass the spur trail to Alamere Falls. A nice varied hike, through mixed Douglas fir forest, meadows, and coastal scrub with coastal views and beach access. Distance: 8 km / 5 mi. along the trail. The Coast Trail in Point Reyes National Seashore extends for 16.5 miles along the southern edge of the Point Reyes peninsula, from the Palomarin trailhead near Bolinas, northwards to a spur off Limantour Road. The falls can be reached via an easy stroll South on the beach or via trails on the cliff for views. Keep your eyes open for hawks and shorebirds. Visit our Elephant Seals and Viewing Elephant Seals for more information. An easy stroll through open grasslands and coastal scrub with good spring wildflowers and excellent birding, especially in the fall and winter. The Coast Trail is subject to seasonal flooding. (6,943 kb PDF). From here, take the same beach route as the Palomarin Long Route. You may hike with your dog on this trail. Check out our Tomales Point, Pierce Point Ranch, and the Tule Elk Reserve page for more information about visiting this beautiful location. Every now and then, with little to no warning, coastal erosion results in cliff faces collapsing. Otherwise, continue downhill another 0.3 mile, to an unsigned junction with Alamere Falls Trail. DIFFICULT 12.5 mi. This number will initially be answered by an automated attendant, from which one can opt to access a name directory, listen to recorded information about the park (i.e., directions to the park; visitor center hours of operation; weather forecast; fire danger information; shuttle bus system status; wildlife updates; ranger-led programs; seasonal events; etc. So I recommend taking bear valley to arch rock then wildcat. Everyone had the same idea today so we were turned away at Alamere Falls for traffic control, but there's another entrance! On a Thursday morning not many people after the cutoff at the bike rack. This hike is good for kids if they are fairly strong hikers as it is a bit long: very easy to follow trails, shallow grades, varied and beautiful country, and a gorgeous ocean vista at the end. Allow ten minutes driving time from Bear Valley to the Sky Trailhead, which is located along Limantour Road. Carry binoculars and a field guide to birds as you walk … Bathrooms at bear valley and wildcat were open. Both are beautiful and remote beaches. Wildcat Camp is an amazing campground. As an alternative Bear Valley trail is very nice for biking. Bear Valley 02 J Glen \ 10: C C am k // ) / Firtop 07 Y 1324ft J 92.Picker / 80\emk State Park 00 • Camp Taylor Lagunitas Trails Bicycle Trails Five Brooks Randal/ 1 2.0 co Alamere Falls Crystal ake Double point Pelican Lake Bass Lak San Geronimo Telephone Campground Food Service Picnic Area Swimming Stables Dogs Allowed on Leash The Estero Trail head west out of the valley floor through some coastal scrub up and over a ridge before descending into another valley and crossing the Glenbrook Creek. This trail begins at the north end of the Bear Valley Parking Lot, about 100 meters (110 yards) from the the Bear Valley Visitor Center. There’s a bit of a spot that you have to time your run around the rocks between waves at higher water and it is a bit sketchy. The two most common and trusted routes to Wildcat Campground are the Bear Valley and Palomarin trailheads. But what a hike! Please be sure to leave gates as you find them: if they are closed, please close them after passing through. 415-464-5100 But this trail proved us wrong. Distance: approx. 21 km / 13 mi. Backcountry Camping Great hike ! The hiking distance to Alamere Falls beginning from the Bear Valley Trailhead is 7.3 miles one way. This is the turn around point for this hike if you don't want to go to Alamere Falls. The trailhead for this hike is located along the Pierce Point Road. If one were to hike 1.5 km (0.9 mi.) falls were easily accessible,but we did check the tide forecast so planned it around low tide. Turn right on to the Mt. EASY 4.4 mi. Continue south 0.6 km (0.4 mi.) Follow the Horse Trail to Z Ranch Trail and turn right. McWay Falls is the other tidefall and it is in Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, Big Sur. Many species of birds may be found on the mudflats of Limantour Estero to the north and on the sandy beach of Drakes Bay to the south. Or, if one continues along Mt. DIFFICULT 5.2 mi. A relatively easy walk through coastal scrub and grassland offers some breath-taking ocean views, but can be exposed to sun, fog, and/or wind. After 120 meters (400 feet), turn off of the paved driveway onto the relatively level gravel path. Lots of trees down over the trails (to climb over). Estero Trail to Drakes Head: 9.5: Day 3: Meadow Trail—Sky Trail—Arch Rock—Bear Valley Trail: 9: Day 4: The Coastal Trail: Palomarin - Alamere Falls: 11.5: Day 5: Tomales Point: 9: Day 6: Chimney Rock—Point Reyes Lighthouse: 6 From this junction, a 0.6 km (0.4 mi.) It was awesome. Hike to Alamere Falls. To Camp and Falls: Start this hike at the Limantour Beach parking lot. Great trail! From the Z Ranch-Mt. Education Programs With close to 240 kilometers (150 miles) of hiking trails, these are just a few of the routes visitors can follow while visiting the park. Carry binoculars and a field guide to birds as you walk along the crest of Limantour Spit. 415-464-5100 x1 Probably the single most popular trail in the park, the Bear Valley Trail is the most direct walk to the ocean from the Bear Valley Visitor Center. Before starting out on this journey, I read that the hike to Alamere Falls was just over 8 miles. Start at the Palomarin Trailhead located in the parking lot near the restrooms. north on the Coast Trail, one would be able to descend to Kelham Beach via the 150 m (500 ft.) long Kelham Beach Trail. Beyond Home Bay, the trail leads up and over a couple small headlands, which are separated by valleys in which there are stockponds that attract waterfowl, as well as cows. Make sure to grab a trail map and follow it carefully. This trail begins at the Bear Valley Trailhead, at the south end of the Bear Valley Parking Lot. Distance: 3 to 35 km / 2 to 22 mi. Advisory: Stick to the official trail and stay away from the bluff tops. There are many different paths in this area but, disregarding the redundant Alamere Falls Trail, the most popular hikes commence from the Palomarin, Bear Valley and Five Brooks trailheads. Here again, you still have to get past the rock formation to reach the falls. A bridge crossing the short stream connecting a couple of the lagoons is located 1.6 km (1 mi.) 8 km / 5 mi. This hike features a steep 400 meter (1300 feet) climb to the highest point in the park (426 m / 1407 ft), with a few limited views of the seashore and Olema Valley near the ridge crest. Follow the Woodward Valley all the way down to the Coast Trail before heading south to the Bear Valley Trail. Total time 6 hours. To Bear Valley Station: http://www.nps.gov/pore/planyourvisit/directions.htm Wittenberg trail junction along the ridge crest. The journey all the way to the Point is worth it, for the views can be spectacular. Way less populated than Palomarin. Visit our Trail Advisories and Closures for current information. Half-Day Hike: The closest trailhead with parking access is the Palomarin trailhead. The trail then hugs the contour of the hills. Distance: 13.1 km / 8.2 mi. Allow 35 minutes driving time from Bear Valley to the McClures Beach Trailhead, located at the end of the Pierce Point Road, below Pierce Point Ranch to the west. I went when there was a very low tide (-1.5), and I still had to time it right to get past the waves at one point. Allow twenty-five minutes driving time from Bear Valley to the Estero Trailhead, which is located a short distance off of Sir Francis Drake Blvd. The Bear Valley side affords more solitude and opportunity for running into wildlife. Begin at the Bear Valley Trailhead, at the south end of the Bear Valley Parking Lot. Not 5 stars because there wasn't much to look at during the hike. 516 reviews Parks, Hiking, Beaches “Basically, to get to the waterfall from ... “ We used the "Bear Valley Trail to Wildcat Camp and Alamere Falls" trail on AllTrails. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Just beyond the Glenbrook Creek is the site of the Glenbrook Ranch. This trail begins at the southeast corner of the Bear Valley Picnic Area, just across the access road from the Bear Valley Visitor Center. McClures Beach is contained within a beautiful cove backed by rocky cliffs, but watch out for tidal fluctuations and dangerous surf. Check the park's Facebook page and/or Twitter feed for updates on crowded weekends! This area was burned by the 1995 Vision Fire, and Bishop pine trees have since started encroaching on what had previously been open grassland and coastal scrub. Thank you for your cooperation. And the views were breath taking(: Rewarding hike with beautiful coastal vistas and the beauty of Alamere Falls waiting for you at the end. The loop offers a similar experience and views regardless of whether one follows it clockwise or counter-clockwise. Rocky cliffs drop off steeply to the water, so there is no beach access. View of Double Point and Alamere Falls from the Coast Trail The trail then descends through open scrub to Wildcat Camp. I think it's closer to 14.5 miles round trip. Below are brief descriptions of the most popular hikes found at Point Reyes National Seashore. the crew doing the work was just finishing up at wildcat when we arrived. Restrooms and water available at Wildcat Camp. The trail runs fairly straight along a low ridge crest before intersecting with the Glenbrook Trail in 1.7 km (1.1 mi.). Finally taking the Bear Valley Trail back to the parking lot. Volunteer Information Download a map indicating the area and trails closed due to the Woodward Fire. We ended up choosing this trail because the Palomarin Trailhead was closed. There is often poison oak on the trail - long pants may be warranted. (3,615 KB PDF) Special Use Permits Parking at visitor center with expected facilities such as restrooms and maps. The park's trail crew is working to address the trail conditions as best they can, but please anticipate wading through vegetation as you hike, and check yourself for ticks during and after your hike. Distance: 15 km / 9.5 mi. No. walking on sand, before returning via the same trail. Permits must be picked up at Bear Valley Visitor Center before the trip. Start at the Bear Valley Trailhead and follow the Bear Valley Trail south for 0.3 km (0.2 mi.). (Osaze Cuomo/Shutterstock) It was easy to navigate down to the beach and the falls if you keep following the signs to the wildcat campground, but hiking back out you can take the wrong trail if not careful . Wittenberg. Distance: (1.3 km / 0.8 mi.) Wittenberg. Wittenberg trail junction along the ridge crest. Individuals engaged in outdoor exercise, such as walking, hiking, running, or bicycling, are not required to wear a face covering, but should carry one with them and must wear a facial covering when interacting with others who are not members of their household in public and private spaces if they cannot practice physical distancing. For North Coast residents, the most efficient and least crowded route to Alamere Falls starts inside the park at the Bear Valley Visitor Center, 1 Bear Valley Road, Point Reyes Station. The once unobstructed views from near the summit have, since 2000, become obstructed by dense Douglas fir thickets that sprouted shortly after the 1995 Vision Fire. Distance: 5.1 km / 3.2 mi. An easy stroll through open grasslands and coastal scrub to a bridge crossing the short stream connecting a couple of the lagoons, with good spring wildflowers and excellent birding, especially in the fall and winter. Make your perfect outing even better by eating at Cafe Reyes in Point Reyes Station. On the way back we ended up taking the Coast trail to Glen Trail and then to Bear Valley. Attention - the route shown is Bear Valley to Arch Rock. The hike to Alamere falls is ~8.4 mile out-and-back. Then, upon arriving in Point Reyes, a sign at the Palomarin trailhead informed me that the hike is actually 14 miles long.Wait, what? To visit Alamere Falls safely, Point Reyes National Seashore recommends hiking to Wildcat Campground and, from there, walking 1.6 km (1 mile) south on Wildcat Beach during a low tide. Turn right on to the Mt. DIFFICULT 6.9 mi. to Bass Lake and 17.6 km / 11 mi. 1 Bear Valley Road The Limantour Spit Trail branches off to the west just before you get to the sand dunes. walking on sand along the northern edge of the western-most and largest of the lagoons to reach the Point Reyes Beach. Would I do it again? A quiet, secluded walk through the forest with occasional stunning views of the ocean. Fog and wind can make this hike challenging. Bear Valley Picnic area via Bear Valley Trail and Glen. Challenging to get to the falls and back in one day but well worth the effort. See all Lands End Trail reviews Alamere Falls - Point Reyes National Seashore. even though it is a little longer I preferred it as it seemed less traveled and great views until it headed inland. The trailhead for this hike is located along the Pierce Point Road. 1 Bear Valley Rd. It passes connections for the Mt Wittenberg Trail (.2 miles) and Meadow Trail (.8 miles) to a break in the forest at Divide Meadow (1.65 miles : 365'). 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