Monday, September 23, 2013

60 Hikes in 60 Miles in 60 Weeks: Week Four
Lands End

Lands End trail

What's it like?
This one's an easy three mile out and back hike with spectacular coastline views, in the northwest corner of San Francisco.

Why now?
On a crisp fog-free morning, there may be no better SF trail from which to admire the Golden Gate Bridge and Marin Headlands.

Can't make it this week?
Go anytime, although trails are muddy in winter.

Insider tip:
The sandwiches and coffee at the Lands End lookout are really tasty, and the shop stocks all sorts of interesting locally-related items, including books, fun things for kids, and scarfs. Plus the restrooms are clean!

Lands End is hike 58 in 60 Hikes in 60 Miles: San Francisco (third edition). Read about this hike on Bay Area Hiker.

Alternate choice:
Hawk Hill, Marin Headlands. This is the perfect week to make the short trek to the top of Hawk Hill, where the annual bird migration is in full swing. Go any clear day from 10-2 and watch hawks, eagles, falcons, and more as they pass over Hawk Hill on their way south. And the views are incredible!

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