The 15 Most Beautiful Places in California You Didn't Know Existed Alamere Falls Point Reyes Oh this? It's just a waterfall. THAT FLOWS DIRECTLY INTO THE OCEAN. A rare "tidefall," it's found by following the Coast Trail from the Palomarin Trailhead on a 8.5-mile round-trip hike. Pro tip: stop at Bass Lake along the way if you're into rope swings. (Editor's Note: You're into rope swings.)
12 things you absolutely can't miss in Yosemite -- this list has it all! Hikes, lakes, and viewpoints for every visitor to Yosemite National Park. Don't travel without this list (written by a former park ranger)!