Alamere Falls

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Alamere Falls
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Location Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin County, California, United States
Coordinates 37°57′13.4″N 122°47′00.2″W / 37.953722°N 122.783389°W / 37.953722; -122.783389Coordinates: 37°57′13.4″N 122°47′00.2″W / 37.953722°N 122.783389°W / 37.953722; -122.783389[1]
Type Horsetail
Number of drops 4
Longest drop 40 feet (12 m)

Alamere Falls is a waterfall in Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin County, California.[2] Alamere Falls is a rare "tidefall", a waterfall that flows directly into the ocean. It is one of only two in the area, the other being McWay Falls.[3]

Alamere Falls tumble over fragile shale cliffs at Alamere Creek Beach. Upstream of the main Alamere Falls, there are the upper Alamere Falls that consist of 3 separate cascades. These cascades together probably range between 20 and 30 feet in height. All of these waterfalls are fed by the Alamere Creek.[4][5]

Alamere Falls can be reached by following the Coast Trail from the Palomarin Trailhead at the end of Mesa Rd. out of Bolinas, California. After about a mile, the trail will pass 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. [6] Due to storm damage, the Alamere Falls trail has officially been shut down. However the falls can still be accessed by walking approximately 1 mile south on the beach, from Wildcat Campground.

The uppermost falls in the system.

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