Alamere Falls is a dramatic 40-ft tidefall which pours its waters into the waves of the Pacific Ocean. The hike to get here offers countless spring wildflowers, wide ocean views, gray whale watching opportunities, and access to both Bass and Pelican Lakes.
The trail to Alamere Falls is a 7.5 out and back, however there are many opportunities to add on to this hike, including a extension loop down to Wildcat Beach and camping, which brings the hike to about 11 miles.
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This 7.5 mile out and back is a great hike offering many spots for viewing the water and even swimming. So, while the hike may take only a few hours, you can spend the whole day enjoying the scenery.
Head out on this hike during the spring months if you would like to do some gray whale watching and see a multitude of wild flowers. Hike here after heavy rains for a fuller waterfall.
There are no fees for viewing Alamere Falls, but if youwould like to camp then campsites at Wildcat Beach are $20 per night. Call 415-663-8054 between 9AM-2PM Monday-Friday to make a reservation up to three months in advance. One campsite is first-come, first served. You can claim it by visiting Bear Valley Visitor Center at 8AM on Saturday or Sunday.
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