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Lands End Trail

MODERATE 164 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 623 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.

Excellent trail beautiful scenery a must to see sunset breath taking

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9 days ago

World class!

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19 days ago

One of my favorite things about SF is that you can live in the city, and at any point easily bike out here. This trail is incredibly beautiful; the ruins of the Sutro Baths were the most breathtaking part of the trail. Parts of the Cliff House railbed are preserved along the trail - imagine taking the train along these cliffs! It must have been a marvelous era, when safety wasn't such a big concern. Along the trail, you can see where the Yelamu Ohlone tribe once lived, hunting, fishing and gathering along the coast. Beware that you might not see shipwrecks if the tide is high – I didn't, though the lighthouse was visible.

20 days ago

What a view!!!

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23 days ago

Such great views! When it's wet, keep your eyes peeled for banana slugs.

hiking
24 days ago

A moderate hike with beautiful views, on a day without fog

25 days ago

Nice and easy.

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1 month ago

Great trail

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1 month ago

Beautiful ... loved it!

2 months ago

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2 months ago

Nice relaxing hike. Get there early in the day as parking fills up quick and busses come around 10am (we were there on a Sunday).