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Lands End Trail

MODERATE 143 reviews

Lands End Trail is a 3.5 mile heavily trafficked loop 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 from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

3.5 miles 452 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

beach

cave

views

wild flowers

wildlife

The Lands End Trail explore the historical Sutro Baths and offers brilliant view of the Pacific. A must see for any visitor to San Francisco. Lands End is the wildest, rockiest corner of San Francisco, a corner strewn with shipwrecks and a history of landslides. At the tip of Lands End is Point Lobos, named by the Spanish for its many lobos marinos (sea wolves); the barks of those sea lions, as they are called today, drifted up from the rocks below. The sea lions have since relocated to the calmer waters of San Francisco Bay. Trails at Lands End offer a cliff-top walk through dark cypress and open grass and 30-mile views up and down the California coast. The craggy headlands that border the Golden Gate have always challenged developers. The rocky exposed bluffs, often windswept and cloaked in fog, have hampered attempts to tame this corner of San Francisco. Despite the terrain, this section of the Coastal Trail was once a railroad bed, and the adjacent street, El Camino del Mark, once extended through Lands End. The two roads led to the Cliff House, Sutro Baths and Ocean Beach. Landslides eventually closed both routes.

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7 days ago

beautiful views

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9 days ago

Great trail in San Francisco. Good spots for pictures. One of my favorite coast trails.

hiking
12 days ago

Running this trail is a great workout, especially with all those stairs. Plus, if you need motivation to go on those views just can't be beat! Perfect trail blend of beach, forest, hiking/ running and wasn't too crowed.

18 days ago

Great trail. It was perfect for me and my 10 year old daughter!

19 days ago

29 days ago

Beauitful view. Too crowded.

1 month ago

Great views .. Crowded .. But worth trying

walking
1 month ago

Beautiful views of the Pacific. Very crowded area, but well worth the walk.

1 month ago

Easy and amazing views!

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Gorgeous scenery and an easy walk if you stay on the main path. If you go to Mile Rock Beach there are lots of stairs down to the beach. Very cool. Love the views of the Golden Gate on a sunny day.

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike overall. Trails do tend to be a bit crowded near the visitors center, and the return leg isn't too interesting but has some good views. Would reccomend going down to the beach near Mile House Rock if you don't mind climbing stairs.

Easy last minute trail! Great views.

hiking
1 month ago

Not too difficult and the views and fauna are lovely.

hiking
1 month ago

Not super challenging, but so many great views and usually an easy drive from and back to Sacramento.

hiking
1 month ago

Even on a cold and overcast summer day, this was so much fun. Some great views if you can avoid the fog!

1 month ago

It was definitely easy but great views!!