California Coastal Trail: Lands End to Golden Gate Bridge

MODERATE 44 reviews

California Coastal Trail: Lands End to Golden Gate Bridge is a 9.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back 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 year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
9.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1489 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

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Hike along the Coastal Trail from the Cliff House at Lands End to the Golden Gate Bridge This section of the California Coastal Trail runs from the Cliff House near the Sutro Baths all the way to the Golden Gate Bridge and passes many landmarks including Baker Beach, the Seacliff area, Marshall Beach, and the Batteries to Bluffs Trail. This area of San Francisco is unknown to so many residents, even though it is one of the most beautiful areas in all of the Bay Area. You will walk along trails on the cliffs above the water where you can watch crashing waves, sailboats, and the occasional surfers, all while having perfect views of the Golden Gate Bridge and the Marin Headlands across the bay--it's hard to beat. There are several small detours to small beaches along the trail as well, if you care to take a relaxing break. There are several points along the trail where you can leave the trail or turn back to make the hike shorter.

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9 days ago

Very nice hike. Not difficult. Great views of the bridge and ocean.

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A truly beautiful hike. It was first hike out here since we moved to the Bay area. It was a great way to explore the nature surronding San Francisco. We took the trail to Bakers Beach and up to the Golden Gate Bridge. We we're pretty wiped so we caught an Uber back to our car.

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1 month ago

This hike almost has it all--beautiful ocean views, coastal trails, beaches, trees, and the Golden Gate Bridge.

The only thing it's missing for part of the hike is clear directions where to go to continue to the Golden Gate. Once you reach a certain part of the hike you wind up in a wealthy neighborhood with streets signs, but not trail signs.

This hike is quite a bit different from most. If you are looking for a serene hike in the middle of nature with only a few hikers and a lot of wildlife you will be disappointed at times. The beginning and end of the trail have a lot of people, and the middle has a lot of houses. But it's well worth hiking at least once or twice. The diversity and many of the views are stunning.

1 month ago

Lot of stairs so be prepared for that. Amazing views!!

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2 months ago

Very cool walk and tons to explore. I've hiked this several times and love it every time. Very well marked trail until you get to the homes --if you're heading to the bridge you'll have to traverse a couple roads main roads but worth it. Lots of adventures along he way and opportunities to climb down the cliffs and have fun.

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