Alamere Falls from Five Brooks Trailhead
15.8 miles     2800 ft
12 Feb 2012

A beautiful hike through varied terrain in Point Reyes, including a scramble down to Alamere Falls that drops directly into the ocean.

Location: Point Reyes National Seashore

Elevation Profile

Location: near Five Brooks Ranch, 8001 State Route One, Olema, CA 94950 . Parking area is visible in Google Maps if you zoom in sufficiently.


In Olema, along Highway One, watch for a sign saying 'Five Brooks Trailhead'. Turn onto an unpaved road. There is a free parking lot on the periphery of Five Brooks Ranch.

Google Maps:

Parking Fees: None (last visited: Jan 2012)

Capacity: Tens of cars may be parked here.

Latitude: 37.997228     Longitude: -122.757787

Trip Planning

Trail Maps

» Many many maps by National Park Service: Good quality maps showing various trails in different parts of Point Reyes.

» Tom Harrison Trail Map: High quality contoured map showing various trails and mileages for different sections.

Highlighted Route
Yet to write details. For now, route may be inferred by combining information from GPS Tracks (click button at the top of this article) and Trail Maps.
To Alamere Falls

A series of trails meandering through forest and ridges leads to Alamere Falls.

Alamere Falls

Alamere Falls pours directly into the ocean. A short scramble is necessary to reach the base of the falls. In Feb 2012, a rope had been set up to assist scramblers. The beach next to Alamere Falls is quite long, reaching all the way to Wildcat Camp when the tide is low enough.

Views from Stormy Stack

Within a few hundred feet of Alamere Falls Trail,a side trail ascends up a hill known as Stormy Stack that offers awesome views of Pelican Lake and the Pacific Ocean.

To Five Brooks Trailhead

A series of trails through forest takes you to the trailhead.

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