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hiking
15 hours ago

Beautiful trail. Water wasn't running hard down the falls but it is definitely a must see.. lots of blue bellies, huge tad poles, and a salamander swimming in one of the pools in the fall.. Amazing views at the top! We will be back!

hiking
5 days ago

All up hill to get to the falls but great views at the top. Bring extra socks Incase you slip in the pools. I know I have.

hiking
6 days ago

Great hike with shade. Beautiful views along the coast. Came here on a Saturday morning before 10am and was able to find parking in the Lands End Lookout parking lot. After our hike, cars were waiting around for parking. Highly recommend.

Wonderful place. Relaxed easy hike. Better on weekdays

World-class urban park. JFK a bit more scenic than MLK, but both provide reduced-traffic walking. Amazing achievement of City planning! Restrooms at Polo fields, Stow Lake boathouse, DeYoung museum, Cons. of Flowers, Sharon Meadow playground.

hiking
17 days ago

Good quick trail !

Hike was short but nice! The only thing is the road to get there is VERRYY NARROW so be cautious and go slow. You have to cross a river not even knees deep to get to the trail that leads to the waterfall. Our pup took a nap when we got there and the hike back was easy.

18 days ago

Gorgeous views - definitely very busy but the scenery makes all the traffic worthwhile

Am embarrassed to admit that I have lived in the area for 20 years and have never visited this place. Definitely worth checking out. Nice views and wide paths. Wildflowers in the spring time.

Done this many, many times as a,whole route or just part of it... My office was close.

hiking
27 days ago

Great local hike. Good for older children, strollers would not work on the trail back to the falls. There was some water flowing which is really fun to see, watch out for slippery rocks though! Two of my kiddos slipped on rocks and got soaked, but they didn’t mind. Found some broken glass on the trail so watch your step and PLEASE pack out whatever you bring in!

hiking
27 days ago

Amazing views. Around every turn was another incredible sight. This is a must do if you're in the area.

1 month ago

Super easy family friendly hike. The narrow 5 mile road that you take there takes longer than the actual hike. A little bit of water at the falls now. The rocks up there are super slippery so watch your lils! Fun river area to explore as well. The bits of graffiti and trash we saw were a bummer! Oh, and lots of poison oak right now!

Great easy hike for the weekend! Great views of the bridge.

Simply the most beautiful hike close to a major US metro in my opinion.

hiking
1 month ago

Very nice trial, road getting there was a little scary but it was definitely worth it seeing the falls!

walking
1 month ago

Easy loop, great view, best to go on a weekday though if you can.

Nice view, nice weather

walking
1 month ago

Great for a quick jog or a sunset stroll. Amazing views.

beautiful.

walking
2 months ago

One of the best urban walks, period.

on Lands End Trail

walking
2 months ago

Pretty easy trails. Lots of side trails you can take with wonderful views of the bridge and the bay.

Loved the hike. Great spot and the short ventures off the trail to the rock labyrinth, the baths, and the gorgeous view of the Golden Gate made for a great experience. 4 mile hike became 6 by the end of the day.

hiking
2 months ago

I was able to find parking near 8th & Irving for this hike and noticed that there is 2 hour free parking Mon-Fri or unlimited free parking Saturday and Sunday. I would recommend doing this hike on the weekend if you drive here since this hike will take longer than two hours for most hikers of average ability.

I kept on getting semi-lost on this trail even with the downloaded map and kept on having to make micro-corrections to my route along the way. It’s a mixed use trail and I saw walkers, hikers, runners and cyclists along the way. There will also be plenty of tourists just standing around.

You will be on a mix of paved sidewalks and dirt trails, but at no point on the trail will it feel remote. I felt very safe doing this alone as a woman during a weekend day. However, I don’t recommend coming alone because this trail can be rather boring to do by yourself. If you do this trail, I would recommend bringing a friend so you could have a conversation along the way.

I’m glad I experienced this trail, but I don’t see myself prioritizing coming back anytime soon as someone from out of town.

2 months ago

great hike! very hidden. road was a little scary. short hike but a great moderate incline to waterfalls. still some water flowing. go left over creek to find trail, right after fish information sighn.

hiking
2 months ago

Super fun easy hike. I brought my little dog and she loved it too!

hiking
2 months ago

Love the variety of trails and how secluded they all are.

Beautiful views of the Golden Gate Bridge and of the rocky shoreline.

We loved the trail, the views were breathless and it wasn’t full of tourists. Plus it was mildly challenging and there was a bathroom at baker beach, made it a nice pit stop.

hiking
2 months ago

While I think this trail is definitely worth checking out, I don’t think it’s a 5 star trail if you prefer longer hikes.

There is a parking lot with free parking and when my friend and I got there around 8:15 a.m. there was still a ton of parking left. There is also a bathroom with flush toilets and soap which is really nice. I also liked that the Sutro Baths are right next to the trailhead.

The main thing I didn’t like was how short it was and also the return route on the loop which is mainly on pavement. This is a great trail of you don’t have a lot of time or are going with people who are out of shape. Definitely do not plan this as a day hike though since it will take you less than 1.5 hours to do the whole thing.

I would feel safe doing this trail alone and would do it again maybe next year or the year after. It’s definitely not the best hike around though as the reviews and ratings would lead you to believe.

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