Alamere Falls: Ocean Views, Fern Grove, Waterfalls, Potluck on the Beach

  • September 6, 2014 · 11:00 AM
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This place is seriously gorgeous and we had a blast last time we were there.

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.  We'll travel through a fern grove, pass two lakes, have our vino/snack break by the pond, and generally enjoy some breathtaking sights and vistas. 

This is a 9 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, hat, sunscreen.

Food, food, food!  Wraps, cut up sandwiches, meats/cheeses/breads/crackers, dried fruit/nuts, chips, dips,  use your imagination.  There will be a vino/snack break along the trail (by the pond).

At least 1 liter of water (2 is better)

Anything else you want to drink (vino, beer, juice, iced tea, etc.)

$5 activity fee 

Your sense of humour is an absolute must!

Directions to trailhead:

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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.

                         This place can get pretty exciting!

Game Plan:

Beautiful hike overlooking the ocean, through a forest and a fern grove,  a vino/snack break by the pond, then lunch on the beach next to the bottom of the falls.

Plan on spending the day.

For those who want - we can go grab a beer and some tacos afterwards.

Naturally we'll be joined by other grps, so be sure you make some new friends.

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  • max c.

    Great as always. Perfect combination of exercise, the great outdoors, veno and friendly people!

    September 10

  • max c.

    Thanks Chas for putting to together another great hike!

    September 7

  • Mary L.

    What an amazing day..breathtaking views and some pretty awesome people! Looking forward to many more meet ups with this group!

    September 7

  • Rick C

    I'm leaving for the Glen Park BART Station at 9:30 a.m. if anybody would like to carpool. I'm in the Bay Area hiking, biking, adventure, Photography, and vino group but will posting to all four groups going.

    September 5

  • Nash

    Hi Krisanne, I live 1 mile from Bayfair BART but can also get to downtown Oakland BART stations as well.

    September 5

  • Nash

    If anyone is driving and does not mind a passenger who would contribute to gas, please let me know. I live close to BART.

    July 22

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Nash! Which Bart?

      September 5

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