Hike Date: July 18, 2009
Distance: ~ 5 miles
Trail(s): Land’s End Trail
Where’s it at? By the Cliff House, west end of Geary in San Francisco, CA


The Land’s End Trail starts (on one end at least) right after the Cliff House restaurant on the west end of San Francisco right around the end of Geary Blvd. There is a free set of two parking lots and a decent amount of nearby streetside parking spaces, though it can get crowded here on the weekends.

The first thing to do on your first adventure here would be to visit the Sutro Baths area. Apparently this was where people came on vacation in San Francisco’s early days, often riding the cable car out. They are not baths anymore though they can often be filled with rain waters. There is also a decent little tunnel to explore here.

After that, hike up along the trails which inevitably lead you to a cliff outcrop just beyond the signage about shipwrecks and the benches, which by the way offer a great view during sunset. Climb around on the cliffs and then head down to the beach. Get your stair-stepping self ready as there’s a decently long set of steps to get to and from the beach unless you take the single track trail from the Sutro Bath area instead.

You can continue on the trail which goes over some minor hills as you wind your way towards the China Beach area. Some awesome houses lie along the trail’s north side. There are also a couple additional beaches that you can climb down to if so inclined.

Photos from Land’s End Trail (click to enlarge)

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