Lion's Head Trail

MODERATE 27 reviews

Lion's Head Trail is a 4.3 kilometer 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, walking, trail running, and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
4.3 km
ELEVATION GAIN
328 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

rocky

off trail

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
1 month ago

This trail has incredible views! It has some difficult scrambling sections as well as a section with metal staples and chain ropes for a vertical climb. You can take your dog, but unless you're ok with carrying your dog up the vertical section, its best to take the alternate trail around to reach the top. I highly recommend this trail but go prepared!

5 months ago

I love South Africa and Cape Town is a beautiful city and no better way to see it but from the top of table mountain

hiking
7 months ago

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

9 months ago

Nice 360 outlook on the city (north), Table Mountain (east) and 12 Apostles. Rocky footpath, mind your ankles !

hiking
10 months ago

Sunrise hike did not disappoint. Quick 45 minutes to the summit and a lot of people on the trail early so it felt very safe. Definitely do this hike.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Nice workout, awesome views.

hiking
Monday, July 08, 2013

Incredible views of Cape Town, surrounding mountains and the coast! There is a spot that allows you to climb some chains. We did. Pretty cool!

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