Coastal Trail: Lands End
ElevationAscent: 192' 58 m
Descent: -192' -58 m
High: 260' 79 m
Low: 159' 49 m
GradeAvg Grade: 3% (1°)
Max Grade: 10% (6°)
Current trail conditions
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“A mega-popular hike hitting many Bay Area attractions in one fell swoop.”— Nick Wilder
Family Friendly Stunning trail with optional rock outcrops to climb on.
The trail is built on the bed of an old rail line, so it's mostly dead-level. One short section has been re-routed around an eroded part of the cliff and has a long, steep section of stairs. You could optionally turn around at the stairs to avoid that difficulty and still have a wonderful hike. Also, be sure to take the little detour on Mile Rock Trail!
A private train was built to connect the tourist attractions, and at 5 cents a ride, was quite a bargain for the amazing views it gave riders then, and hikers today.