Endorsed by Curators:
This meetup crosses with another meet up I help organize. I thought it would be worth sharing it here because it's definitely a fun and interesting addition to any fitness and health plan :)
If you're eager to explore and experience surreal forms of nature such as a waterfall that leads into the ocean, then set your calendarfor thisday-trip as we hike the Palomarin Trailhead to Alamere Falls!
This "moderate" in difficulty level, 8.4-mile round trip hike includes sweeping coastal views, forests, and a fun swimming hole along the way. You cant go wrong!
The view from the beach looking up at the falls is surreal.Throughout this excursion, you'll also learn the history and culture of the land, the Coast Miwok Indians and observe the parks wildlife and natural features.
Meet & Greet! "Natural Foods Co-op" outdoor seating area (right side) at 0700 am
Take the opportunity to meet fellow hikers and seek carpool options. If you choose tocarpool, we encourage your donation of $15-$20 to your driver :)
(Please Note: The co-op opens at 0600 am, please take advantage of this time to use the facilities and grab any items you need for the hike.)
Depart from Palomarin Trailhead at 0930 am.
We begin the hike with a peak of the ocean through a grove of trees. As the trail winds to the right and back towards the coast, the first full view of the ocean appears. The trail follows the coast with spectacular views of the ocean, Marin coastline and the Farallon islands (on a clear day).
We continue as the trail leaves the coast and winds through a forest and past Bass Lake and Pelican Lake. As you approach the falls, the pounding surf first gets your attention. When you get to the falls, which are four-tiered, we will cross over and make our way down to the beach.
Arrive at Alamere Falls (Noonish)
At the beach, the full drama of Alamere Falls can be seen. Although the pristine coastline would be stunning even without the waterfall, it's made even more impressive by the sight of Alamere Creek dropping in a wide, effusive block over the cliff, then running across the sand and into the sea. The fall is 50 feet high, and although its width varies greatly according to how much water is flowing through the creek, it's always breathtaking. We'll spend about 2hours soaking in the views,taking a break and hanging out.
Depart from Alamere Falls back to Palomarin Trailhead
The hike back is every bit as scenic.
Feel free to take a quick dip in the lake to cool off. Or swing on the trails rope swing.
ETA back to Sacramento 10 p.m.
What to Expect?
The trail is considered "moderate" in difficulty and can get a little steep at times. However, we encourage anyone interested in the event to attend. No matter if you're inexperienced in hiking, we welcome everyone who wants to come out to enjoy the outdoors with us.
We cannot emphasize enough the importance of a pair of good hiking shoes that grip well and to stow all your belongings away in your backpack (as opposed to carrying numerous items).
If you have those covered, you'll have a more enjoyable hiking experience!
This is a $15 event.Your money goes toward the quality of your experience, organization of the event, and organizing future events.
What to Bring:Water, food, sunscreen, good hiking shoes, towel or yoga mat to relax on, and wear comfortable clothing that allows plenty of movement.
"Pt. Reyes is one of my personal favorites. I am excited to share this adventure with you."- Alex Storm (Founder & Trail Blazer, Adventure Club).
Please RSVP to this event or join theAdventure Club Meetup! Bring a friend and prepare yourself for an awesome experience!How to find us:We're the group of hikers on the patio of Natural Foods Co-op in Sacramento at 7 a.m. If you would like to meet us at the Palomarin Trailhead, we will be arriving around 9:15