California Coastal Trail: Lands End to Golden Gate Bridge is a 9.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near San Francisco, CA that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Hike along the Coastal Trail from the Cliff House at Lands End to the Golden Gate Bridge This section of the California Coastal Trail runs from the Cliff House near the Sutro Baths all the way to the Golden Gate Bridge and passes many landmarks including Baker Beach, the Seacliff area, Marshall Beach, and the Batteries to Bluffs Trail. This area of San Francisco is unknown to so many residents, even though it is one of the most beautiful areas in all of the bay area. You will walk along trails on the cliffs above the water where you can watch crashing waves, sailboats, and the occasional surfers, all while having perfect views of the Golden Gate Bridge and the Marin Headlands across the bay--it's hard to beat. There are several small detours to small beaches along the trail as well, if you care to take a relaxing break. There are several points along the trail where you can leave the trail or turn back to make the hike shorter.
A great view of the bridge. I parked by the cafe on Point Lobos and ran with the pups to Baker beach and back. Several stairs each way but nothing crazy hard. Not a lot of people for something so close to the population. Spectacular views.
Warm day in October .... we made it to bakers beach and then it got too warm for our pooch. But a wonderful walk with just the right intensity....next time plan to go all 9.1 miles :)
The views were great, we went on a Monday so it wasn't busy at all. I can't wait to go back.