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  • tinaNtravel
    San Jose, CA1,752 contributions
    We visited after a week of rain, and so the falls were very impressive. We started at the Palomarin Trail Head and took the longer route up to the Wildcat Campground and then down to the beach and back up the beach about a mile to the waterfall. The entire hike was long, but easy and beautiful, with constantly changing scenery. While it would normally be nice to walk on the beach, the day we were there, it was very windy and cold - and a bit of a struggle walking against the wind, but still worth the effort. There is also a shortcut, which is more difficult at the end - in fact, you need to hold onto ropes to descend to the beach, near the waterfall. We decided not to take that route, as we were out for the hike and not just to see the waterfall. Note that there are restrooms at the Palomarin Trail Head and at the Wildcat Campground.
    Written 7 January 2022
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  • Brenda B
    Ogden, UT433 contributions
    In early April, we saw at least twenty species of shorebirds. Bring binoculars and a bird guide to identify them while they are on the mudflats. When the tide changes, the birds leave. I liked it so much, I went back again. Also, there were thirty Harbor Seals with pups and two were an unusual rusty brown color!
    Written 27 May 2021
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  • Thomas V
    Oakland, CA14,303 contributions
    We drove by this beach on our way up the Coast and it was lovely in the Fall weather. Not many people around. Very peaceful. We will come back and spend time.
    Written 7 October 2020
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  • Sheriann
    72 contributions
    Been here several times and it's inspiring every time. Lots of ocean and gardening inspired art and photography, such as green gulch art and plastic jewelry reclaimed from the Pacific ocean. Fascinating every time.
    Written 26 December 2018
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  • tinaNtravel
    San Jose, CA1,752 contributions
    The trail is long, but it is fairly easy. You pass through fields, forests and pass by a number of lakes. You also get some great views of the ocean. You can also take the cut off or the longer route to Alamere Falls, which is well worth seeing. On our walk, we spotted numerous otters (in the lake), a bobcat on the trail, a coyote in the forest, some elk near the Wildcat Campground, and of course, several deer and birds. There are restrooms at the start of the trailhead and there were restrooms at the Wildcat Campground area.
    Written 7 January 2022
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  • Dirk R
    Hannover, Germany294 contributions
    This spot is also called the "Cypress Tree Tunnel" and once you arrive there you may find less than you expect. The tree tunnel is a tunnel of old cypress trees and about 300m long. But it is not as spectacular as it looks like. So this is a maximum 5 minute stay to take a look at :-)
    For photographers it might be interesting if the sun is in the right position or if you have foggy weather conditions :-)
    Written 29 October 2017
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  • micyer
    Dripping Springs, TX1,000 contributions
    If you are a Bolinas resident, " a Bolini" then you know this place. Bolini's tend to congregate here to talk about town politics, the days catch, or their next project. Many join in the local pool tournaments and enjoy some of the local and soon to be famous bands, who play here on the weekends, and in summer most nights. If you really want to see the real heart and soul of Bolinas, just come here and hang out.
    Written 3 March 2017
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  • llg72
    Hamilton, Canada20 contributions
    Had a great surfing lesson with Nick. A really great day and he was knowledgeable, keeping us safe and helping us surf for the first time. Equipment rental was smooth also.
    Written 31 October 2017
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