This place is seriously gorgeous and we had a blast there last time.
Alamere Falls is a little known California landmark, and this is an excellent hike along the California Coast Trail starting from the Palomarin trailhead near Bolinas. It is incredibly pretty with amazing ocean views and lush vegetation.
This is an 8+ mile easy to moderate hike, w/ little elevation gain and a somewhat challenging scramble down to the beach (Two of us always help everyone get through the scramble).
This is a combined event w/ other Meetup Grps and a good opportunity to make new friends.
What to bring:
Vino! and cups
Good Hiking Boots/shoes
Layered clothing, sunscreen, hat
Lunch and food to share (dried fruit/nuts, chips, dips, cookies, use your imagination - hopefully not too much sugar.)
At least 1 liter of water (2 is better)
Anything else you want to drink (wine, beer, tea, juice, etc.)
Sunscreen and a hat.
$5 activity fee
Your sense of humour is an absolute must!
Directions to trailhead:
Take Hwy #101 to San Rafael, and take the Sir Francis Drake Blvd. exit. Drive west 20 miles to Olema, then drive south on Hwy #1 for 9.1 miles to Bolinas Rd. (unsigned). Turn right and drive 1.8 miles to Mesa Rd. Turn right and drive 4.7 miles to parking lot and Palomarin trailhead.
Beautiful hike through forest, ferns, coastal views, passing Pelican Lake, then lunch on the beach next to the falls! Plan on spending a gorgeous day.
For those who want, we can go grab a beer and some tacos afterwards.