Alamere Falls Trail

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Ascent

-186' -57 m

Descent

265' 81 m

High

79' 24 m

Low

10%

Avg Grade (5°)

16%

Max Grade (9°)

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It's hard to beat a trail to a waterfall that hits the beach!

Megan W.

Overview

As of 2014 the trail to the falls is officially closed, but there is still a lot of traffic using the path. Bikes are not allowed on this trail.
Features: Views — Waterfall — Wildlife
Dogs: No Dogs

Description

This is short, less than 1/2 mile trail down to the cliffs where the 50 ft Alamere Falls land on the beach. Most people access this trail from Coast Trail - South. The narrow trail to the top of the falls is somewhat overgrown with scrub (and possibly poison oak) in places. A popular viewpoint and lunch spot is just next to the falls on an open, wide part of the cliff.

The waterfall drops over a bluff and forms two sets of falls which can grow to 25' across after it rains. When the tide comes up, the falls actually hit the ocean water rushing in. To get to the beach and see both parts of the falls takes some scrambling through ruts and over rock benches. Also involved is a somewhat harrowing leap across the stream below the second falls! Rangers do not recommend this direct approach due to the danger to the eroding cliffs (instead, from Wildcat Camp, walk south on the beach to Alamere Falls).

With careful planning, it is possible to travel from the falls back to the Palomarin Trailhead parking area on the beach at low tide, but don't be caught out! Otherwise retrace your steps back to Coast Trail - South.

Flora & Fauna

Douglas iris, and bush lupine abound.

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