Thu, Mar 16|
Berger Center Parking Lot
LONG: Palomarin to Alamere Falls
Anyone who has done this hike will tell you it's one of their favorites.
Time & Location
Mar 16, 2023, 8:30 PM
Berger Center Parking Lot, 6633 Oakmont Dr, Santa Rosa, CA 95409, USA
About the event
This hike is rated Moderate by AllTrails. It is roughly 8 miles out and back with 1,270 feet of climbing. You need to know that the shortcut trail that leads down the cliff and onto the beach is not maintained and considered hazardous by many. The National Park Service recommends that the trail be avoided. However, many have used it with no problem. There is a longer route that avoids the shortcut but it would add 6 miles and another 400 feet onto the hike, more time than we have, given the distance from Oakmont. The good news is that the hike along the Coastal Trail from the Palomarin parking lot to the Alamere Falls Shortcut Trail is spectacular, even if you decide not to continue down the cliff to the beach. Please watch this video about the trail to the beach. Low tide (-0.57') will occur at 1:57 PM so we should have plenty of space on the beach to enjoy the falls.
If you plan to hike down to the beach, make sure the treads on your shoes are in good shape and wear long pants to avoid poison oak.
Hike leader: Jeff Zalles • (415) 999-5333 • firstname.lastname@example.org