PT. REYES 
ALAMERE FALLS TRAIL

December 31,  2008
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Trail Description:
This is the southern most coastal hike at Pt. Reyes and is approached from Bolinas. The first mile or so is among low coastal Coyote bush and shrubs, but eventually gives way to Eucalyptus, Bays and Pines. There are several small ponds and two larger lakes just before the falls. Signage indicates the shortcut to the falls, but it's unmaintained and steep at the end. To view the falls from below, you will have to go further. Unfortunately, we didn't have enough time, and the clouds were looking ominous.


Trail Location:
From Bolinas, take Maze Road . Trailhead parking is at the end. 
 


Blooming Plants Not Photographed:
NN=Non Native
Brass Buttons (Cotula coroponifolia) NN
Broad Leaf Cat Tail (Typha latifolia)
Broad Leaf Plantain (Plantago major) NN
Bull Thistle (Cirsium vulgare) NN
Bush Lupine (Lupinus arboreus)
California Blackberry (Rubus ursinus)
Coastal Oxalis (Oxalis albicans ssp. pilosa)
Cow Parsnip (Heracleum lanatum)
Coyote Bush (Baccharis pilularis)
Horse Weed (Conyza canadensis) NN
Lizard Tail (Eriophyllum staechadifolium)
Milk Maids (Cardamine californica)
Prickly Sow Thistle (Sonchus asper) NN
Rough Catís Ear (Hypochaeris radicata) NN
Scotch Broom (Cytisus scoparius) NN
Seaside Daisy (Erigeron glaucus)
Silver Bush Lupine (Lupinus albifrons)
Smooth Sow Thistle (Sonchus oleraceus) NN
Sticky Monkey Flower (Mimulus aurantiacus)
Wild Radish (Raphanus sativus) NN
Wood Strawberry (Fragaria vesca)


Ferns and Allies Not Photographed:
Bracken Fern (Pteridium aquilinum var. pubescens)
Giant Chain Fern (Woodwardia fimbriata)
Giant Horsetail (Equisetum telmateia var. braunii)
Goldback Fern (Pentagramma triangularis)
Nested Polypody Fern (Polypodium calirhiza)
Sword Fern (Polystichum munitum)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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After a bit of a climb, the trail starts to wind through dense forest.