Bathrooms at bear valley and wildcat were open. Wittenberg Trail to the junction with the Meadow and Sky trails, one may be rewarded (weather dependent) with views looking west across the peninsula to the Pacific Ocean. north to the Muddy Hollow Road Trail. For directions to trailheads, visit our Directions to Park Destinations page. (Bear Valley Map - 427 KB PDF). We especially love hiking to Alamere Falls. Secret Amphitheater Loop via Coast Trail. Check out our Chimney Rock page for more information about visiting this beautiful location. Distance: 15 km / 9.4 mi. A bridge spanning the breach offers a good location to watch from birds, bat rays, and leopard sharks. Soon, you’ll reach a sign on the left that points to Alamere Falls through some brush. It is on my list of things to do. Wittenberg trail junction to the junction of Sky and Meadow Trails, there are locations from which one may look west across the peninsula to the Pacific Ocean (weather dependent). 415-464-5100 x1
Distance: approx. All trails south of Limantour Road and Bear Valley Road, west of the Bear Valley Visitor Center Access Road and Rift Zone Trail, and north of Stewart Trail are closed until further notice due to the Woodward Fire. Beyond the pavement, you will be walking on loose sand and winding your way along a narrow path between the dune vegetation. to the Lower Pierce Point Ranch site are well marked and maintained, but the last stretch can be overgrown with bush lupine and other shrubs, so wearing long pants and long sleeves are a good idea. Volunteer Information
Many trails lead to Wildcat Campground, but the most commonly used routes are: the 8.8-km (5.5-mile) hike from the Palomarin Trailhead* via the Coast Trail; the 10.1-km (6.3-mile) hike from the Bear Valley Trailhead via the Bear Valley, Glen, and Stewart Trails; or the 10.7-km (6.7-mile) hike from the Five Brooks Trailhead via the Stewart Trail. This area was burned by the 1995 Vision Fire, and Bishop pine trees have since started encroaching on what had previously been open grassland and coastal scrub. Education Programs
Interpretive signs provide information about the San Andreas Fault, the 1906 earthquake, and the geology of the area. Distance: 3.2 km / 2 mi. If you wish to visit Alamere Falls or other locations accessed via the Palomarin Trailhead, arrive early, or consider visiting mid-week. Great trail! DIFFICULT 12.5 mi. Begin at the Bear Valley Trailhead, climbing either the Mt. It is basically a fire road and very well maintained. Distance: 6.9 km / 4.3 mi. If you choose to continue to Wildcat you'll be rewarded with ocean and lake views and a beautiful beach. There is not a bridge across the Muddy Hollow Creek just west of the trailhead and one may get their feet wet while attempting to cross the creek when the water level is high in winter and spring. Enjoy your last coastal view here, before returning via the Bear Valley Trail along Coast Creek through beautiful buckeyes and mixed Douglas forest. Visitor Information
Our legs and bodies ached especially on the incline back, but the hiking shoes proved to be well worth the money. 663-8522 x2 (local toll-free from 663- or 669- prefix in 415 area code)
the falls are not flowing due to it being the end of summer but it was still beautiful and worth the hike.i would say moderate because of the length and climbing down to the falls was a little bit difficult but I'd do it again. (6,943 kb PDF). An old, breached stockpond dam is located 1.8 km (1.1 mi.) Finally taking the Bear Valley Trail back to the parking lot. The Estero Trail head west out of the valley floor through some coastal scrub up and over a ridge before descending into another valley and crossing the Glenbrook Creek. Somebody didn’t get their facts straight.Or did they?The truth is, there are actually 2 trails to Alamere Falls, but the significantly shorter trail has been closed indefinitely. Arch Rock was an overlook point with no beach access. From the Meadow-Sky trail junction, descend the Meadow Trail to the Bear Valley Trail. 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