Saturday, 8 November 2014

Alamere Falls California

What more could you ask for! A beautiful Alamere Falls is a waterfall in Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin County, California. Alamere Falls is a waterfall that flows directly into the ocean. It is one of only two in the area the other being McWay Falls. It is extremely pretty with astonishing ocean views and lush vegetation especially in spring. The falls can be reached by following the Coast Trail from the Palomarin Trailhead. After about a mile and a half, the trail will pass along two small lakes (Bass Lake and Pelican Lake). Bass Lake can be accessed by a side trail that leads to a rope swing, and hikers will often stop for a swim during summer months. 

You need to be very carefully scrambled down to Alamere Creek, which is a bit steep. Then you must cross Alamere Creek, which may be difficult in high water. At this place a pretty upper cascade is viewed, three separate cascades approximately 30 feet. in total height. Well, from the top of the cliff, you can have a nice side view of Alamere Falls itself, dropping 40 feet down onto the beach. To get down to the beach, you must carefully scramble down the cliff. This is daring route and not for everyone. The cliffs are very brittle, and a fall here could cause a severe injury. It may be wild imagination, but it seems to have gotten worse in the last many years. 

Visitors managed carefully get down to the beach carrying, and did not think it was all too bad. But this time around, it is believed too dangerous to consider taking a baby down. Once down at the beach, you will be treated to a wonderful experience, standing beside a 40 feet waterfall on the ocean. It is a lot more inspiring in the winter months after there has been a lot of rain. Be sure to check the tide charts before coming here because at high tide, it is likely that the ocean waves will be coming right up to the cliff, and it’ll be difficult to get down to the base of the falls. If there has been a lot of topical rain, you may aspiration to consider hiking up the beach for a couple more miles. There’re lot of waterfalls (Phantom Falls and Horsetail Falls) which are reachable from this waterfall.

Other waterfalls nearby

Phantom Falls                      1.94 miles
Stairstep Falls                        6.44 miles
Morses Gulch Falls               6.71 miles
Carson Falls                          7.43 miles
Cataract Falls                      7.98 miles
Cascade Falls                      8.77 miles
Steep Ravine Falls               9.84 miles
Loma Alta Falls                    9.98 miles
Dawn Falls                           11.81 miles
Cascade Falls                     11.91 miles
Arroyo San Jose Falls          12.59 miles
Warner Falls                         12.86 miles
Pacheco Creek Falls          13.76 miles
Mountain View Falls           14.83 miles