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    Coast Trail to Wildcat Camp

    Point Reyes National Seashore, California
    Elevation Gain1,952ft
    Trailhead Elevation282ft

    Coast Trail to Wildcat Camp

    Starting at the Palomarin parking area, take the Coast trail up past the French broom toward a eucalyptus grove. The trail skirts the cliff offering dramatic views both to the north and the south. In spring, the green hills are dotted with blue lupine, white cow parsnip, iris, poppies, wild cucumber, and the red or yellow Indian paintbrush.

    Coastal scrub edges the southern shore of Point Reyes' most picturesque lake while Douglas fir frames the north side. Up ahead, a short spur trail left allows access to Bass Lake, where swimming is possible, but not easy.

    At Wildcamp Camp restrooms are available. Be sure to go down the ravine to the beach for a view south to Alamere Falls. If the tide is out, walk south along the beach 1.1 miles to the 40 foot Alamere Falls. Alamere Creek flows all year, but is most spectacular in the spring and after heavy rains.
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    "This hike follows the Coast trail past ponds and lakes to Wildcat Camp where you can make a side trip to Alamere Falls. Good views. Poison oak possible." Read more

    Trail Information

    Point Reyes National Seashore
    Trail Guides
    1,952 feet
    Elevation Gain
    Trail Type
    Skill Level
    282 feet
    Trailhead Elevation
    583 feet
    Top Elevation
    Camping, Restrooms, Views, Waterfalls, Wild Flowers

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