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Lands End Trail

MODERATE 316 reviews

Lands End Trail is a 3.5 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near San Francisco, California 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 564 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

beach

cave

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Lands End Trail explores the historic 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.

walking
4 days ago

Did half the hike then hooked into another trail. Beautiful but slightly short.

hiking
5 days ago

hiking
6 days ago

Wonderful views, though very busy at the weekends.

10 days ago

Easy trail for beginners and all levels! It's gorgeous and fun and great if you want to feel disconnected from the city without going far!

walking
23 days ago

23 days ago

Amazing views...

25 days ago

walking
26 days ago

hiking
26 days ago

Overall an easy hike with great views. We did this hike on a rainy day and it was fairly easy. Good amount of inclines and declines but not too dramatic. No need to be in great shape to do this hike. Scenic views of the golden gate and the water. Plenty of trees, dirt roads multiple options to enjoy other trails along the way. Walking and taking breaks in between to enjoy the views took a little under two hours round trip. Would definitely do it again!

30 days ago

walking
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hiking
1 month ago

Dogs welcome on all trails and beaches if leashed and you clean up after them, of course. Beautiful views of the Northwest coast of San Fran including the GGB. Dirt trails with a lot of little view points you can detour too. Starting point is at the visitor center which had a cafe and bathroom.

1 month ago

1 month ago

Excellent trail beautiful scenery a must to see sunset breath taking

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1 month ago

World class!