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Hike at Point Reyes National Seashore

  • Palomarin Trailhead (map)
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The SURPAS sports committee's next trip is to Point Reyes National Seashore, which is a beautiful stretch of Pacific coast in Marin County – on October 24!


What: Hiking in Point Reyes National Seashore

When: Saturday, October 24, 2015


We will be able to take 20 people, so register quickly to reserve your spot!


Transportation & Parking: We will meet bright and early at 8:30am on campus (top of the Oval -,-122.169728&hl=en&ll=37.429108,-122.168618&spn=0.00322,0.005944&sll=37.429014,-122.169433&sspn=0.003221,0.007988&mra=mift&mrsp=1&sz=18&t=m&z=18) to organize car pooling. Please help us out if you have a car. If you don't have a car, please bring some cash to share gas and the bridge toll.


Description: It should take around 2.5 hrs to get there. Given the longer drive, we've decided to do a longer hike to make the trip worthwhile. We'll do the hike from the Palomarin trailhead to the Alamere Falls (there may or may not be water...):

It's 7.5 miles (not much elevation) with an estimate of 4 hours. The terrain is mostly exposed.


What to bring: WATER, WATER, WATER - this is a 7.5 mile hike in mostly exposed territory with no water available, lunch, sunscreen + hat for sun protection, cash for gas & bridge (~$5-10/person), there is some poison oak in Point Reyes and long hiking pants may not be a bad idea (with the obvious temperature tradeoff), layers! (it can get cold). 


Cancellation policy: Rain = cancelation.


Sign-up: If you plan on joining us, please fill out the sign-up sheet:


The event is open to Stanford postdoc community, including family members and friends of postdocs (each postdoc can bring 1 guest). If the registration goes over 20 people, we will put further registrations on a wait-list and notify you of any openings.


Please feel free to contact us at if you have any questions. We are very excited to go hiking in Point Reyes with you on October 24th!



The SURPAS Sports Committee (Merle & Peng)

Earlier Event: September 27
SURPAS Sailing Trip
Later Event: November 14
Hiking in Uvas Canyon County Park