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Berger Center Parking Lot

LONG: Palomarin to Alamere Falls Via Wildcat Camp

Anyone who has done this magnificent hike will tell you it's one of their favorites. Due to its length and distance from Oakmont, WE WILL DEPART THE BERGER AT 8:00 AM.

LONG: Palomarin to Alamere Falls Via Wildcat Camp
LONG: Palomarin to Alamere Falls Via Wildcat Camp

Time & Location

Mar 21, 2024, 8:00 AM

Berger Center Parking Lot, 6633 Oakmont Dr, Santa Rosa, CA 95409, USA

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About the event

We will begin at the Palomarin trailhead and take the Coastal Trail to Wildcat Camp. From there, we'll walk on the beach for about a mile with a constant view of the falls before us. Once at the falls, we will scramble up the cliff through a narrow notch and cross the stream to access the shortcutback back to the Coastal Trail. Be prepared for wet feet! Note that the cliff's notch is very short and very steep, and the National Park Service recommends that it be avoided. However, like most hikers on this trail, those of us that climbed it last year had no problem. The entire hike will be roughly 11 miles out and back with 1,470 feet of elevation.  

Please watch this video about the trail to the beach. Low tide (-0.07') will occur at 3:00 PM so we should have plenty of space on the beach to enjoy the falls.

Make sure the treads on your shoes are in good shape and wear long pants to avoid poison oak that is on the shortcut back to the Coastal Trail.

Hike leader: Jeff Zalles • (415) 999-5333 • jeffzalles@gmail.com

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