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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Hiking Marin: 141 Great Hikes in Marin County
by Don & Kay Martin (Marin Press LLC)