Lion's Head Path and Top Road

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Table Mountain National Park

Lion's Head Path and Top Road is a 2.6 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 2.6 miles Elevation Gain: 1,079 feet Route Type: Loop

dog friendly

hiking

walking

views

rocky

scramble

off trail

NOTE: This trail is closed for remediation from mid-January to mid-February. Please contact the park before attempting this hike. Great hike in the city. Well marked and amazing 360 degree views. Moderate is the right rating as there are some sections with exposure. More difficult routes with scrambling options available. If you want to find Wally's Cave: go past the first ladder (do not go up it), go the old bench and go DOWN to the LEFT, traverse until you see an opportunity to scramble up to the right. If you go too high you'll end up on a flat lookout with a steep drop off.

hiking
2 months ago

Great hike, great views.

hiking
rocky
3 months ago

hiking
rocky
4 months ago

hiking
rocky
scramble
4 months ago

hiking
rocky
scramble
4 months ago

Très belle randonnée. Très facile au début. Devient un peu plus difficile passer la première échelle, et plus abrupte lorsque vous avez le choix de passer par les chaînes ou le petit détour. Très beau pound de vu au sommet. Partie tôt 7h am vous pouvez profiter alors d’une bonne portion a l’ombre sur un des versent.

hiking
no shade
rocky
scramble
4 months ago

Fun trail! Very popular so expect a crowd and expect a queue for the ladders.

hiking
rocky
scramble
5 months ago

Great walk. Shame the top was in cloud. Awesome views further down. Can be tricky in places.

hiking
scramble
5 months ago

This is an awesome hike that I could do everyday - most epic views anywhere, great elevation gain for a short hike. My third time over the last week with Clara Erickson! Love the ladders and vertical scrambles!

hiking
scramble
5 months ago

Hiked at sunset with Clara Erickson. We started at the trailhead at ~6:30 pm and there were tons of people hiking at this time, some bringing beer to drink and others a bottle of wine. Lots of waiting when we got to the ladder area. Very cool sunset and relaxed vibe on the top. We stayed until there was still 10-15 minutes left before it would be getting real dark, hiking in The dark on the lower part of the trail. It was very cool seeing all of the lights coming down the peak after sunset. In the lower part of the trail we saw 2 Scorpions and almost stepped on them! Probably not a good idea to wear flip flops on the sunset hike! This is clearly one of my favorite hikes ever given the views and ladders!!

First hike done in Cape Town. Great hike for taking pictures

hiking
rocky
scramble
5 months ago

This is one of the most beautiful hikes and scrambles I have ever been on. The views are incredible and the ladders, handholds, chains and the exposure make the hike slightly scary —- a requirement for a truly great hike.

hiking
rocky
scramble
6 months ago

Great morning hike - round trip took about 2 hours with a break at the top. Benches along the way. Rock scrambling, ladders, and heights.

hiking
off trail
rocky
scramble
6 months ago

Ein super Weg mit grossartiger Aussicht auf Camps Bay, Capetown und Signal Hill. Waren im November oben, über Mittag. Viele Leute bei wunderschönstem Wetter. Als 58jähriger benötigte ich knapp eine Stunde, meine beiden Töchter etwa 40-45 Minuten. Die einzelnen Stahlleitern und Griffe verlangen doch etwas Konzentration. Das sind aber nur drei kurze Passagen. Ansonsten gut ausgebaut, unterhalten und felsig.

hiking
7 months ago

Amazing!! Did this in April on a beautiful sunny day but Bring a sweater for the top as it gets quite chilly and weather can be changeable. Incredible views

Be ready for some seriously fun scrambling! Bring plenty of water.

hiking
rocky
scramble
8 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

Beautiful hike, especially for sunrise, with lots of lookout points and not very difficult.

hiking
no shade
rocky
scramble
9 months ago

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