Point Reyes Sea Shore Camping

This trip is about leading myself with two other camp enthusiasts to camp overnight at Glen Campground and hike in the coastal foothills of Point Reyes National Seashore.

The starting point for us is the Bear Valley Visitor Center to obtain the camp ground permit and map. Popular camp grounds with a good scenic rating are Wildcat and Glen for its close proximity to the coastal and Ocean lake loop to Alamere falls. It was during the Christmas  and New Year’s eve holiday season and almost all the campgrounds are full with only one spot left at Glen Camp. We reached the Visitor Center at 3 PM  and Lucky that we could reserve the last one and started our hike to the campground. It was a 2.5 hr moderate hike

Glen Camp is a 4.6 mile hike from the Bear Valley Visitor Center. There are Probably 10-12 Camp sites only available. It has Picnic tables, fire grill, vault toilets and drinking water is available. Wood fire are strictly not permitted but charcoal or backpacking stoves are allowed. Reservations are per night basis with a fee of $20 and open year around can be reserved at http://www.recreation.gov or may be try calling Bear Valley Visitor Center at 415-663-8054. Wildcat campground is a 1.7 mile hike from Glen Camp. Wildcat camp is along the beach side, you can check that out too.

We woke up at 6 AM in the morning, had our oat meal breakfast and started our hike to Alamere Falls. Alamere falls is a 3 mile hike from Glen Camp and 1.3 mile along the Ocean lake loop from Wildcat camp. It’s a nice hike along the beach side from wildcat to Alamere falls.

You can hike back along the same route or hike along Old Out Road back to the Bear Valley. Old Out Road is a pretty challenging moderate to difficult steep hike and is really challenging when u r carrying a heavy backpack. We did take the Old Out Road 🙂

Summary: Total hours spent 30hrs, total miles hiked 15.2 miles, Were short on food for the lunch on next day

–Ramu

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