Formed in 1850 as one of the original 27 counties of California, Marin County is a wealth of protected areas, from the Point Reyes National Seashore to Samuel P. Taylor State Park. These areas include some of the finest shorelines and forests along the California coast. Find the right hike for you below, whether you’re craving a beach-side waterfall or creek-side redwoods.
1) Palomarin Trailhead to Alamere Falls
8 Miles, Moderate
There are many hikes that lead to waterfalls, but few that could match the rarity of Alamere Falls. Dropping 40 feet into the sea from the bluffs above the beach, these falls are one of nature’s true show stoppers. And while the destination is well worth the trek, the journey is nothing to complain about, as hikers follow the Coastal Trail through waves of Douglas fir and coastal scrub from the initial start at Palomarin Trailhead.