Lands End Trail

MODERATE 631 reviews

Lands End Trail is a 3.5 mile heavily trafficked loop 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 best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
452 feet
ROUTE TYPE
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.

20 hours ago

We got to hike the trail at sunset and got some amazing pictures. The view was worth every step!

walking
4 days ago

Love walking here with hubby! There’s some elevation and stairs but very doable, even with someone like me who had a total hip replacement and knee surgery. Great view of the Golden Gate Bridge!

1 month ago

1 month ago

Fantastic views. Weather could be an issue if the fog is in.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice views, kid friendly

2 months ago

Beautiful hike worth the trek across town, great views, smells and sounds of the ocean

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful scenery! Early morning is great for misty views of the ocean and bridge, with few people, later in the morning the bridge is easier to see as the fog burns off (but way more people). Recommend early October for summer-like weather and blue skies.

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful easy trail, make it to the sutro baths!

2 months ago

Best hiking trail inside of the city. Great views.

hiking
2 months ago

Agreed with the other reviewers: beautiful but a lot of people, especially on the weekend.

2 months ago

Beautiful views but a popular and crowded hike.

2 months ago

Some nice views and history along the trail. We continued past the trail which takes you to the Golden Gate Bridge. Appx total 13 miles. Worth the walk.

3 months ago

Hike this trail regularly and love it every time. Great views!

3 months ago

Nice easy to moderate difficulty trail... Pick a clear, warm, and sunny day and you cannot go wrong! Awesome Views of the ocean, beaches, and GG bridge! Don't forget to stop bu nearby Louis' for a bite and a drink!

hiking
3 months ago

Great hike for the family. Lots of places to take a break and relax for the kiddies if they get tired. Love that it's right along the beach. The stairs. Omg the stairs. Feel the burn the next day

3 months ago

great for a run

3 months ago

Really easy beautiful trail.

3 months ago

Nice views overlooking the bay and the bridge. Fairly easy hike. I did it last minute in flip flops (that's all I had with me at the time) and had no trouble.

hiking
3 months ago

Hiked on Aug 17th. Went on a weekday so had a lot of the spots to ourselves. Easy enough for my 7 year old. So beautiful, definitely coming back!

3 months ago

It was a bit of a challenge for me but it was great to finally do it. Can't wait to do it again.

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