60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: San Francisco: Including North Bay, East Bay, Peninsula, and South Bay

60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: San Francisco: Including North Bay, East Bay, Peninsula, and South Bay

by Jane Huber

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ISBN-13: 9780897325080
Publisher: Menasha Ridge Press
Publication date: 08/13/2013
Series: 60 Hikes within 60 Miles
Edition description: Third Edition
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 416,160
Product dimensions: 6.16(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.69(d)

About the Author

A native of rural New Jersey, Jane Huber lived in Boston and New York City before moving to San Francisco in 1991. Once she got over the shock of driving a stick shift pickup truck up and down San Francisco's steep streets, Huber began venturing out of the city to explore Bay Area parks and preserves. Seeking to share her hiking experiences with others, Huber created the Bay Area Hiker website in 1999. She and her family live in a San Francisco neighborhood populated with hawks and hummingbirds, where views stretch to Mount Diablo and Mount Tamalpais.

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Key At-A-Glance Information:

Length: 2.8 miles
Configuration: out-and-back
Difficulty: Easy
Scenery: Coastline
Exposure: Mix of shade and sun
Traffic: heavy
Trail Surface: Dirt fire road and trail with many steps
Hiking Time: 2 hours SEaSoN: Good anytime aCCESS: Free
Maps: trail map (under glass) at the trailhead's information signboard and at the website in Contacts, below. The Walker's Map of San Francisco, pub- lished by Pease Press, shows all trails in the area ($7.95; peasepress.com).
Facilities: restrooms, water, and food at the visitor center
Special Comments: Dogs welcome if leashed or under voice control. Be mindful of the additional dog regulations posted along the trails.
Contacts: 415-426-5240, parksconservancy.org/visit /park-sites/lands-end.html
Driving Distance: 5.5 miles from the San Francisco Civic Center

In Brief
Lands End is a rugged bit of coastline in the northwest corner of San Francisco, around the bend from the historic Cliff House and the flat expanse of Ocean Beach. Locals come here to jog or walk the trails, while tourists enjoy the views of the Golden Gate Bridge.

Coastal Trail is the "main street" at Lands End, popular with local runners, dog-walkers, stroller-pushing parents, and folks from out of town. Camino del Mar Trail runs along the bluff above Coastal Trail, departing from the War Memorial parking lot and ending near the Palace of the Legion of Honor. You can make a loop of both trails, but I don't recommend it, as this loop entails walking down the middle of a street dedicated to museum parking as well as a sidewalk past the museum and golf course.
In addition to trekking out and back on Coastal Trail, hikers can explore spur paths leading to the Sutro Bath ruins and Lands End proper. Veteran hikers will likely find Coastal Trail lovely but tame. The round trip to Eagle's Point is less than 3 miles, and the elevation change (albeit for two sets of steps) is slight. It's a good choice for beginners because it's an out-and-back hike—simply head back to the trailhead when you've had enough.

Lands End is in northwest San Francisco. Drive west on Geary Boulevard, which, past 39th avenue westbound, becomes Point Lobos avenue. Continue west on Point Lobos, cross 48th avenue, and turn right into the parking lot, on the right side of the street—if you reach the Cliff house, you've gone too far.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
See you there tonight (sory my dad had a talk with me until like 11:40 my time