Good luck! Alamere Falls and Wildcat Camp via Bear Valley Trail is a 17.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Olema, California that features a lake and is rated as difficult. Make sure to grab a trail map and follow it carefully. Monte Bello Open Space Preserve, California. It’s about building relationships with the outdoors and each other. 197. Easy. This is one of my favorite hicking spot. After 3.1 miles, we turned left off of the Bear Valley Trail on the Glen Camp Loop, where we encountered our first hill. We have reviews of the best places to see in Bear Follow Stewart trail another mile down to Wildcat Beach and the campground before turning around and reversing the ride. It’s about protecting what sustains us. The path is a mix of fire roads and forested singletrack, combining sweeping coastal vistas with lush, moss-covered woods. Only if my endurance level is higher(; but the wild life on the trail was amazing. A quiet, secluded walk through the forest with occasional stunning views of the ocean. Approximately halfway along this path you will pass Divide Meadow, which has restroom facilities and a charming clearing often hosting a flock of the California quail that are common in Point Reyes. Be careful of hikers and backpackers also using these trails to access the vista points and the Glen and Wildcat campgrounds. At Bear Valley Summer Day Camp, our mission is to give your child days filled with fun, adventure and learning amidst the breathtaking beauty of our natural playground. You'll get to Wildcat campground which has an entrance to a beach. Left the visitor center and 9am and returned at the lot at 7pm. The shortest approach to Coast Campground is via the 2.9 km (1.8 miles) slightly uphill hike on the Laguna and Firelane Trails, starting at the Laguna Trailhead just past the hostel. 76 west for 9.7 miles to State Rt. Bear Valley Kids Camp, Big Bear Lake, California. If you're taking this way, we highly recommend you bring snacks/food, water (reserve water for the hike back), travel very light and most importantly- wear hiking shoes. 116 likes. I think it's closer to 14.5 miles round trip. Bear Valley Soccer Camp July 17, 2018 – July 20, 2018 This program takes place at an elevation of 7100′ in the high Sierras providing a beautiful environment and comfortable weather while also adding a new dynamic to your training regiment with the thin mountain air. 415-464-5139 (Hiking that many miles) we thought out endurance level was great. Point Reyes National Seashore Visitor Information Trail Description Photos 1 2 3 The Hop Valley Trail is a 6.5-mile stretch of trail that connects the Hop Valley Trailhead (in the Kolob Terrace section of the park) with the La Verkin Creek Trail (in the Kolob Canyons section) and is part of the "Trans-Zion Hike" that allows backpackers to hike from the Kolob section all the way down to the main canyon. The Bear Valley Trailhead and all trails south of Limantour Road, west of Highway 1, and north of Stewart Trail are closed until further notice. Bear Valley Trail is not open to horses on weekends and holidays between the Mt. It is 1 of only 6 tidefalls in North America. beautiful river, lake, water falls and a gorgeous view of the ocean. But what a hike! There are five single campsites, and three group campsites at Wildcat Campground. WILDCAT CAMP Wildcat Camp is located in an open meadow on a bluff overlooking the ocean with a short walk to the beach and a 3.2 kilometer (2.0 miles) round-trip walk to Alamere Falls. Upon departing the visitor center, ride 3.2 miles south along the Bear Valley Trail, which is a generous access road. Very good terrain and some great ocean views. It was easy to navigate down to the beach and the falls if you keep following the signs to the wildcat campground, but hiking back out you can take the wrong trail if not careful . Route on recording is longer than needed. McWay Falls is the other tidefall and it is in Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, Big Sur. I followed this route to visit Wildcat Beach and the Ocean Lake. Parking at visitor center with expected facilities such as restrooms and maps. Monitor tide chart but the Beach Walk is best! Dayhiking the 15-mile round trip to Wildcat Camp and back would be an ambitious jaunt, but it is well within the reach of most mountain bikers. To Camp and Falls: Physical Address: 2726 West Wildcat Rd., Clarkesville, GA From Clayton, GA, take U.S. Rt. Sky Trail Loop, Bear Valley to Mount Wittenberg, The Best Winter Adventures in North America. The Bear Valley side affords more solitude and opportunity for running into wildlife. Great if you are backpacking to one of the camps. Just relax and listen to the soundscapes!! © 2020 Outdoor Project. Definitely too difficult and rough for a stroller lots of ups and down the whole way. Follow the Glen Trail to the left for approximately 2.8 miles to Stewart Trail, another wide access road. My husband and I did this trail 9/23/15 and went down to the falls. Lacrosse Camp Team NorCal Lacrosse is coming back to Bear Valley! Bear Valley Mountain 2280 State Route 207 PO BOX 5038 Bear Valley, CA 95223 Phone: 1-209-753-2301 fun@bearvalley.com Bear Valley Mountain 2280 State Route 207 PO BOX 5038 Bear Valley, CA 95223 Phone: 1-209-753-2301 fun@bearvalley.com Bear Valley Lodge 265 Bear Valley Rd. Overnight camps offer top-level instruction in a variety of sports along with a selection of summer activities including; kayaking, fishing, swimming, hiking, rock … This mountain biking ride proceeds from the Bear Valley Visitor Center in Point Reyes National Seashore to Wildcat Camp on the shore of Drake's Bay by way of the Bear Valley, Glen and Stewart trails. Education Programs Some tips to maximize your trip: take the extra half mile to take the spur trail out to arch rock! Please respect the outdoors by practicing Leave No Trace. Tried palomares beach, but there is now way of going down the rope to help you going down it’s not secure on the top side, and the trail it’s overgrown, head out to the main trail, also had some over grown areas. Bear Valley to: Sky Camp 2.7 (4.3) Glen Camp 4.6 (7.4) Wildcat Camp 6.3 (10.1) Coast Camp 5.8 (9.3) PR Hostel 6.3 (10.1) Kelham Beach 4.8 (7.7) Palomarin to: Bass Lake 2.6 … It is a good beginner MTB ride suitable for kids but if you go fast on the downhill bits there are a few fun sections for more experienced riders too (of course be in control and conscientious of the hikers and equestrians you’ll be sharing the trail with). The path is a mix of fire roads and forested singletrack, combining sweeping coastal vistas … Alamere Falls was enjoyable, if not a little crowded. Beautiful coastal views on that little side trip though. Facebook is showing information to help you better understand the purpose of a Page. But this trail proved us wrong. By Phone Learn more about how to apply the principles of Leave No Trace on your next outdoor adventure. (We had to run through and then the waves would crash 10 ft up the cliff). Shortest Hike-In: Moderate, 4.6 mile hike from Bear Valley trailhead Bike-in: Strenuous, 6.3 mile ride on Stewart trail from the Five Brooks trailhead Sky Camp is located on the west side of Mt. Bear Valley Lacrosse Camp is offered for 4 days in early August for children 8 to 16 years old. Once you get to Wildcat camp you can skip the extra few miles of trail and walk a mile up the beach to Alamere Falls, just making sure to be very careful of the tide schedule. oh and to the last reviewer who said the trail was overgrown they just cleared it. Explore the beauty that Point Reyes has to offer. Find what to do today, this weekend, or in December. It is located 10.5 miles (17 km) south-southeast of Coulterville, at an elevation of 2054 feet (626 m). We were the only ones on the trail till we got closer to the camp site. Welcome to Bear Valley Camp Hello There! Trails are well maintained and well marked with a nice mix of shade and sun. 04.30.17 Sunday hike!!! Wildcat Camp seen from the Coast Trail Wildcat Camp is really scenic and convenient to Point Reyes’ most popular atttraction, Alamere Falls, but it only has 4 regular sites, making it really difficult to book. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Recommended on a day when it hasn't been raining. We especially love hiking to Alamere Falls. Went during the week, to my surprise! This ride can be enjoyed year-round. Biking the bear valley trail to the Glen trail made this A LOT easier. We had a great time. Gorgeous views and standing in Alamere Falls at the halfway mark (if you are doing a day hike) and feeling the cool fresh water and mist is a good break for your hike back. This avian biodiversity is partly a result of the location of Point Reyes along the Pacific Flyway and the funneling effect of the peninsula's shape. Another great thing about Wildcat is that it’s also the closest camp to Alamere Falls (one of only two waterfalls that fall So I recommend taking bear valley to arch rock then wildcat. Attention - the route shown is Bear Valley to Arch Rock. I am not an affiliate...my family just really love eating their wood fired pizza's. falls were easily accessible,but we did check the tide forecast so planned it around low tide. Winter storms may make for a wet afternoon but can create dramatic scenery across Drake's Bay and the Pacific Ocean. Get directions, reviews and information for Wildcat Camp in Point Reyes Station, CA. Everyone had the same idea today so we were turned away at Alamere Falls for traffic control, but there's another entrance! Bear Valley (formerly Haydenville, Biddle's Camp, Biddleville, Simpsonville, and Johnsonville) is a census-designated place in Mariposa County, California. Would I do it again? The trail gains approximately 1,800 feet during the first 5 miles before descending to the beach. The trail offers a number of activity options. Tall brown weeds separate one flat campsite from another. Easy. Bathrooms at bear valley and wildcat were open. No. The trail had muddy parts even though we had summer weather all week. This camp is design to fan the flame for preaching in young men ages 13-18. GOVT SHUTDOWN cond as of 1/21/19: trails were in rough shape but completely doable. 13.1 kilometers / 8.2 miles. Wildcat Camp is an amazing campground. Bear Valley, Mount Wittenberg and Wildcat Campground [CLOSED] is a 16.5 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Point Reyes Station, California that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. Amazing trek. Great trail! It's a smaller resort than ones in Tahoe. There is a rack at the end of the Bear Valley trail and you can hike from there. Things to Do in Bear Valley, California: See Tripadvisor's 512 traveler reviews and photos of Bear Valley tourist attractions. It is basically a fire road and very well maintained. The Summer Dayz of Bear Valley – Overnight Camps Bear Valley Summer means summer camps for kids. Park at the Palomarin Trailhead to hike to Wildcat Campground or the Five Brooks Trailhead to hike or bike to Wildcat Campground. Summer Day Camp in beautiful Big Bear Lake, Calif. 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 All in all, just a patchy meadow to rest up. even though it is a little longer I preferred it as it seemed less traveled and great views until it headed inland. But more affordable and not congested. Continue on Glen Trial to Coast Glen Spur/Stewart Trial for quickest route (6.4) to Wildcat Camp. Haha. 663-8522 x2 (local toll-free from 663- or 669- prefix in 415 area code) Length 13.9 mi Elevation gain 1,965 ft Route type Loop The beach is within 200 meters (200 yards) of the campground. 197 and go 5.1 miles to … To Bear Valley Station: http://www.nps.gov/pore/planyourvisit/directions.htm It’s about nourishment and learning. On the elevated sections of the trail, the entire sweeping shoreline of Drake's Bay, which terminates at Point Reyes, is clearly visible. 21 reviews of Wildcat Camp "At first blush, Wildcat Camp doesn't look wildly anything. The are closed Monday's and Tuesday. All rights reserved. First time visiting Bear Valley. Visit our Woodward Fire - August 2020page for more information. And the views were breath taking(: Rewarding hike with beautiful coastal vistas and the beauty of Alamere Falls waiting for you at the end. we timed that right. We got distracted and missed a turn that added an extra mile and a half and a strenuous climb on the Coast Trail to an already long hike. This mountain biking ride proceeds from the Bear Valley Visitor Center in Point Reyes National Seashore to Wildcat Camp on the shore of Drake's Bay by way of the Bear Valley, Glen and Stewart trails. Following the Coast Trail from the Coast Trailhead before the hostel offers an easy, flat … We locked the bikes at the intersection with Glen and took it to Stewart and then to the campground and ultimately Alamere Falls. We're fit/healthy, but we don't workout or hike. Turn left onto Rt. Great hike ! What I don’t understand is that if the hike it’s open why they have not clear the trails and why they don’t put a sign on the trail to palomares beach that it’s no safe to do down. 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Water was shut off at wildcat. they recently cut back all the foliage and there's a pretty well marked short cut about 3/4 of the way. Not 5 stars because there wasn't much to look at during the hike. Approximately 1.5 miles after Divide Meadow the trail reaches a junction with the Baldy and Glen trails. Bear Valley Camp is a unique nature camp nestled deep within the Panna Tiger Reserve. 415-663-8054 Headquarters It was awesome. Backcountry Camping We had a great time except we wore the wrong shoes! Horses are also able to use this trail. Make your perfect outing even better by eating at Cafe Reyes in Point Reyes Station. Wittenberg & Inverness ridge at an Restrooms and water available at Wildcat Camp. Total time 6 hours. is a group site. The Valley Wildcats are pleased to announce that Mike Lyle will be the new Head Coach of the Kohltech U18 Valley Wildcats for the 2020/ [...] Wildcats and Axemen Team Up for U21 Camp … It was a long hike but very rewarding as I enjoyed the beach, lakes, and green woods. Great trail, good workout. On the way back we ended up taking the Coast trail to Glen Trail and then to Bear Valley. Site 1 (7–25 people) Site 2 is a group site. Nearly half of all North American birds can be found in Point Reyes over the course of a year, including the threatened snowy plover and northern spotted owl. The falls are not full anymore but still enjoy the site and got out feet in the cold water total mls 16. Wonderful trail, quieter than the trail starting at the popular Palomarin trailhead. Saw a deer on the way. Another tip is try to time your visit to alamere falls with a lower tide. Finally taking the Bear Valley Trail back to the parking lot. Coast Campground is nestled within a small coastal grassy valley with easy access to the beach and tidepools. I went when there was a very low tide (-1.5), and I still had to time it right to get past the waves at one point. Hike to the Wildcat Campground from the Bear Valley Visitor Center. There’s a bit of a spot that you have to time your run around the rocks between waves at higher water and it is a bit sketchy. If you are going for a day hike for the falls start at Palomarin. Summer Camp with an Eternal Difference! We promise not to annoy you, but if you wish, you may unsubscribe at any time. 415-464-5100 x1 Take Bear Valley Trail to Coastal and/or Glen Trails to get to Wildcat Beach and Camp. We ended up choosing this trail because the Palomarin Trailhead was closed. Length 17.4 miElevation gain 2949 ftRoute type Out & back We took glen on the way in and arch rock on the way out and the arch rock loop was about 10x as much ocean view as the glen trail route. We really enjoyed our time here. The Bear Valley Future Preacher's Training Camp is currently the oldest camp of its kind in the brotherhood (beginning in 1999). Wittenburg trail junction and the junction with the Baldy and Glen Trails. (I did) but well worth the extra few miles than taking the bear valley trail all the way to the ocean. The Palomarin entrance is more popular and thus more crowded, especially on the weekends.