Beach Waterfall Hike at Alamere Falls

Gorgeous hiking views, beach waterfalls, and amazing oceanic scenes!

Trek through Northern California and experience the tantalizing views that Alamere Falls has to offer! This moderately challenging, 13.6 mile out-and-back hike is well worth the oceanic scene that awaits. With coastline ocean views surrounding you, Alamere Falls boasts the only waterfall connected to the ocean that you can hike too! This hike also contains a variety of beautiful, natural landscapes. While on your way to the oceanic views, enjoy the mini lakes, wildlife, and different botanical species that you come in contact with. Bird watchers near and far..this is the hike for you! A perfect birding and exploration spot. Truly a one-of-a-kind, hiking-along-the ocean experience!

Perfect For

  • Beautiful nature and ocean views

  • Moderately challenging hike

  • Hiking adventure for two

  • Group hike

  • Personal hike

Packing List

  • hiking boots
  • layers of clothing
  • long sleeves and pants (poison oak)
  • water
  • snacks
  • backpack
  • sunblock
  • camera/phone
  • first-aid kit 



  1. Arrive at the parking area/beginning of trail
  2. Begin sunny hike along beginning of the trail
  3. Admire the Bass Lake and take a quick lake photo
  4. Continue hiking and listen to the bird's singing
  5. Climb the rock passage and view the wondrous ocean coastline
  6. Look closely. On a clear day, you can see Farallon Island
  7. View the majestic tidefalls; where waterfall and ocean meet.
  8.  Document the serenity and views before you
  9. Marvel at the day as you hike your way back through the magic

Google Reviews

Alamere Falls287 reviews
Jane N
11 months ago
sanhita vartak
7 months ago
Ben Jams
6 months ago
Duchih Yu
a year ago
8 months ago

Q & A

The hike to Alamere Falls can be started from the Coast Trail via the Palomarin Trailhead. The parking lot can be accessed at the end of Mesa Road outside of Bolinas.

Rules & Safety

Long pants and sleeves are recommended as Poison Oak grows along the trail.

Do not attempt to go down to the falls area during high tide as the shale rock is slippery and rogue waves can drag visitors into the surf.

Stay on the marked trail to avoid steep drop offs, causing erosion, and potential exposure to poison oak!