Lands End: A Scenic Hike In San Francisco

lands end san francisco

Land’s end is one of the most beautiful and scenic hikes that I have been on in San Francisco. From ocean views, the right amount of challenge in the hikes, and beach access! You can easily spend half a day here exploring the different trails and learning about the history behind Land’s End as well. 

Lands End

Land’s End Trail is located at 680 Point Lobos Ave., San Francisco, CA. They have two major parking lots, one located on El Camino Del Mar and the other on Merrie Way. When I visited, I parked on El Camino Del Mar near the USS San Francisco Memorial and golf course. Both parking lots are wheelchair and stroller accessible however the accessible trial begins at the Merrie Way parking lot. Also from the Merrie Way parking lot, you can stop by the Land’s End Lookout and get stunning views of the Pacific Ocean before you even begin your hike. 

sutro baths, lands end San Francisco

There are restrooms, a visitor center, and multiple wheelchair accessible lookouts. There is also a visitor center with different items to purchase.

I began on the Coastal Trail and went left to go towards the Sutro Baths. After seeing the Sutro Baths, I looped my way back around to go towards Mile Rock Beach and Lands End Labyrinth. 

coastal trail, lands end
coastal trail, lands End

The trail along the way to Mile Rock Beach and Land’s End Labyrinth is absolutely beautiful and you’ll want to have your camera ready for some great photo opportunities. You’ll eventually reach some stairs that you can use to walk all the way down to Mile Rock Beach or go about halfway down the stairs and veer off for Lands End Labyrinth. 

lands end labyrinth
lands end labyrinth

As mentioned previously, the hike isn’t too intense just make sure you have the proper shoes! You can climb directly down to view the Lands End Labyrinth or you can enjoy the view from the top of the rock. Continuing down Lands Ends Trail will lead you to Land’s End Trail Eagles Point for a stunning view of the Golden Gate Bridge. 

Overall, I love this hike and will definitely be back! This is a great place to bring your children to begin their hiking experience or knock out the trail by yourself! Be sure to check out more hikes I have been on in the San Francisco Bay Area!

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