Hike at Point Reyes [Alamere falls]

  • December 30, 2012 · 11:30 AM

Hi All,
This is a mostly easy 8 mile [round trip] hike along the coast trail which goes through a couple of ponds and beautiful lakes to the Alamere falls which is a 50ft waterfall pouring into the ocean. We'll have lunch at the top of the falls or if you are brave enough, you can scramble down to the beach.
We can also take a short break at the bass lake if we have time :)

Also, if we are lucky enough, we may be able to spot some whales. So bring your binoculars.

After the hike, we can get something to eat at the 'Coast cafe' in downtown Bolinas..if you like to join
http://www.bolinascafe.com

Hike Highlights: Lakes, waterfalls, beach, views, poison oak, fun people, birds and chocolates and possible whales



We'll meet at the dirt parking lot at the trailhead at 11:30am

Directions:
Route1:

  • Take 101 north across the Golden Gate bridge from SF.
  • Take the Highway 1 exit towards Mill Valley/Stinson Beach.
  • From Highway 1 about 4.1 miles north of Stinson Beach,
    turn west [left] on an unsigned road. Here's the street view
    http://goo.gl/maps/VNnT

     

    If you miss that, just a few feet after there will be another road going left (signed "Olema/Bolinas Road" farther on, better to have a GPS since it seems the sign gets removed frequently), you will see a a big white house on the right side. Make a left here.
    Here's the street view
    http://goo.gl/maps/l9cm

  • After 1.8 miles on Olema/Bolinas Road turn right on Mesa Road [there will be a stop sign and a sign below 'Point reyes bird obs 4mi pointing to right]. Travel 3.5 miles,
    turn right where the pavement ends, then go 1.3 miles to the Palomarin trailhead on a dirt road.

From East bay:

  • Take Richmond-San Rafael bridge.
  • Exit onto Sir Francis Drake Blvd., and continue till you get to the exit to 101.
  • Take 101 south towards San Francisco.
  • Take the Highway 1 exit towards Mill Valley/Stinson Beach and follow the directions above.

GPS coordinates for the parking lot: N[masked] W[masked]
Google Map Link



TRAIL MAP
No dogs allowed in the park sad

Bring lunch and something to share if u like. Remember, tastier snacks get you more friends ;)

See u there! :)

WARNING: This place has lot of poison oak. So long pants are recommended.

Disclaimer: Its your own responsibility to look after yourself on the hike if u decide to join us. You assume all the risks including sharing my lunch :)


NOTE: As usual since meetup site has removed the maybe option, feel free to sign up as yes and not go or not sign up and just show up...or whatever other combinations possible ;)

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  • Susanna

    Lovely hike! Thanks for organizing it, Sekar. A suggestion: in the future, write "Palomarin [or whatever] trailhead" as the location at the very top of the MeetUp's description. My Android didn't recognize your street view links, and the note to "follow the directions above" was confusing, as there were several sets of directions.

    December 31, 2012

  • Tony

    Awesome hike and great people! Kudo to 3 brave souls who went with me to the beach to see the water falls. Happy New Year!!!

    December 31, 2012

  • Aiden

    Excellent weather, nice trail overall, & the falls were nice. Enjoyed doing this as a group.

    December 30, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Lovely day. As a new person to town, it was especially nice for me to meet some friendly and interesting people. Looking forward to more!

    December 30, 2012

  • Douglas W.

    Great hike, awesome people, and I had a very good day. I can't wait to do it again.

    December 30, 2012

  • Anna

    Beautiful hike and nice people

    1 · December 30, 2012

  • Douglas W.

    I will be driving through San Francisco, if anybody still needs a ride. I have room for 3, comfortably.

    December 29, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      douglas---jsut got your message---my # is[masked]

      December 30, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      I live off of Taravel and sunset....i can meet you at 19th and Taravel or wherever is closest to your route that you take........or jsut wait on susnet Blvd and Taravel----let me know, and thanks.....however, if it gets to complicated i do not want you to be late and miss the group so its your call......matt [masked]

      December 30, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will be driving up from the Peninsula (Burlingame) if anyone needs a lift en route (can stop in SF, etc.)

    December 29, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      if its not too late, i am looking for a ride....i live in the sunset district off taravel and sunset blvd in SF---phone number[masked]-matt...

      December 30, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      sorry--[masked] 5580. nt 6580

      December 30, 2012

  • lana

    Anyone around Fairfield/ Vallejo? Would like to carpool.

    December 29, 2012

    • kevin j.

      lana call me at 707.319.1508. I am from vallejo

      December 30, 2012

  • Reef P.

    Sekar, you can reach the falls from wildcat too, if you start from the bear valley (13-15 easy miles).
    Fairfax after hike??

    December 29, 2012

  • nik

    Is there anyone who wants to carpool from south bay?

    December 29, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I can also provide a lift from SF, near 19th Ave., Geary/Clement Sts. Send a message, if interested.

    December 29, 2012

  • Darrell C.

    Looks like I will be leaving from SF. Can give a ride to 3.
    I live on Nob hill and can shoot by bart if needed. Otherwise will be shooting out through the marina. A full car would be nice. [masked]

    December 29, 2012

    • Lisa

      Thanks for the ride, Darrell! See ya tomorrow!

      December 29, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks for the ride . will meet you at civic center bart

      December 29, 2012

  • Anu

    Hi All.. What time are we all planning to head back?

    December 29, 2012

    • luvmunky

      well, we should be back at the teailhead by 4:30 or so...then some of us will go for dinner and some may not :)

      December 29, 2012

  • Murali

    Can I get a ride from anywhere in SF please? Thanks!

    December 29, 2012

  • Emily

    also looking for a ride...

    December 28, 2012

    • Emily

      from SF...

      December 29, 2012

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