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Address: Bolinas, CA
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Spectacular 40-foot waterfall, considered to be one of the rare examples of...

Spectacular 40-foot waterfall, considered to be one of the rare examples of ocean bluff falls in the world.

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Don't Expect Solitude

This extremely popular hike sure draws a crowd. Our recent Sunday visit found ourselves being directed to available parking spots by two park rangers. Once on the trail, the... read more

Reviewed 20 March 2017
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Petaluma, California
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Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

This extremely popular hike sure draws a crowd. Our recent Sunday visit found ourselves being directed to available parking spots by two park rangers. Once on the trail, the hikers tend to space out and it did not seem that crowded. Unfortunately, the trail is in poor shape, with deep channels carved out by recent rains - it is easy... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

My son and I finally made the trip to Alamere Falls today to seek out the waterfalls that pour onto the Pacific beach. It was exhilarating, two hours from the Palomarin Trailhead you'll find the waterfalls. I won't lie ... the last portion down to the beach was challenging but worth it. The day was perfect for a coastal day... More 

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san jose, ca. u.s.a.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Based on the views, hiking & waterfalls alone, this would be a 5 star place. I would recommend going on a weekday though & getting there as early as possible. Otherwise, it will be you & a few hundred of your closest hiking buddies! It's not just the amount of people but the type of people too. I don't want... More 

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Pleasanton, California
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805 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 690 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

We hiked there a couple weeks ago and it's a beautiful trail. It's long but not steep, so enjoyable and and doable. The bright sides have been mentioned many times, they are all true, so let me give you some things to consider: 1. the trail is not paved and during the rain season it gets muddy. Like really muddy.... More 

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2 Thank heckfy
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118 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

This place is worth the effort, no doubt. It's beautiful. The hike in isn't bad, it's hilly with gorgeous views. Upon arrival, you're met with a fun yet crawly, drop to the beach. It's not that tough, don't worry. From there it's just awesome. Thie pics do not (cannot) do it true justice. Oh, I did hear about the concern... More 

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3 Thank Mike M
Vancouver BC
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81 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016

I have hiked a lot of different places and this is one of my favourite. Me and my family did it on Thanksgiving. My kids who are 9 and 6 did it. 6 year was pretty beat tired after but he did it. The view is amazing and the hike is fairly easy but fun.

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2 Thank js2528
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Keep in mind this is a 15 mile hike, so figure about 2 hours each way. Don't forget to put extra time in to actually enjoy the falls. I would recommend making this a full day trip starting at 10 a.m. for the walk. Bring a lunch to enjoy while you get there. Don't forget plenty of water and make... More 

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1 Thank Kayla W
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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016

i highly recommend this hike. total trip is a lilttle over 8 miles but pretty much the whole hike has scenic view. even the 2 small lake you pass by are nice. the waterfall upper and middle is a nice view too.

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2 Thank Solo H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Beautiful 8.4 mile hike. We took Palomarin trail. The hike is not physically taxing; the most challenging (and steep) part is when your by the actual water falls. The trails to the falls is fairly tight and the only indication that the falls are near is a sign spelled out in rocks The drive up is winding and the turn... More 

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3 Thank Marika H
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56 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016

The hike is relatively easy up until the very end where you have to scale down a rocky cliff-side to get to the main waterfall and beach. It's definitely do-able, but might be a challenge for some that are not used to more physical activity. But when the falls are going, it's very pretty. A lot of people come with... More 

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