Let Coastal Walkers guide you to the quiet trails and footpaths of Lands End, the wild northwest coast of San Francisco, where around every turn you are treated to world-class views of the Marin Headlands and the iconic Golden Gate Bridge. We love this trail fronting the rugged, surf-lashed coastline for its natural and truly remote feeling, and its abundant wildlife. One highlight: a visit to a rock labyrinth with stunning views of the Golden Gate Bridge and a BYO picnic on beautiful Mile Rock Beach!
We explore the historic ruins of Sutro Baths and Point Lobos, with the grand archway of Seal Rocks just offshore. We climb from the Baths up to Sutro Heights Park and gaze upon broad Ocean Beach, with vistas stretching for twenty miles. Wandering along the rugged, cliffside bluffs, several shipwrecks can be spotted just offshore. Listen for the bark of sea lions, scan the sea for pods of dolphins or, with luck, the spout of a migrating gray whale. If you're a birdwatcher, bring along your binoculars, as over 250 species of birds can be spotted along this path, including Brandt's Comorant and Anna's Hummingbird. We pass stately Legion of Honor art museum in Lincoln Park before looping back to Mile Rock Beach and the Lands End Lookout, concluding our tour.
BOOK YOUR WALK TODAY!
MEETING TIME / PLACE: 10:30am at the side of the Lands End Lookout, 680 Point Lobos Avenue, in front of the large deer statue, which is near the Cliff House.
Note: Transportation not provided.
GETTING THERE: Public transportation - take the Muni 38 Geary bus, west to the end of the line at Sutro Height Park.
Lands End Lookout is a short walk away. OR take a taxi or ride share like Uber.
WALK TIME / DISTANCE: 5 MI. / 8KMS. / 3-4 hours
HIKE RATING: Moderate. Mostly level, with the exception of two long stairways.
Note: Due to the length of the walk, children under 10 years old are not permitted.
LUNCH (Bring your Own): Please pick up a pack lunch beforehand, or you can purchase sandwiches or salads at the Lands End Lookout Cafe before we hit the trail.