Inside the Golden Gate National Parks, in the northwestern corner of San Francisco, to mostly just be walking on flat terrain with slightly elevated areas and one uphill stairs. We will enjoy lovely stroll along the Ocean Beach Promenade and then up to explore Sutro Heights Park with its great views of the ocean and the Outer Sunset, and the remains of Adolph Sutro’s home. We will then make our way in to ruins of Sutro Baths ruins enjoying stunning views of the Pacific Ocean, old shipwrecks, ruins of Sutro Baths, pocket beaches, views of the city, views of the Golden Gate Bridge.
Hike Route: Starting point, Starting at Ocean Beach across from the Beach Chalet, we head North along Ocean beach promenade, then Right on Balboa Street, then Left up the small stairway to Sutro Heights Park, then follow the sand path to the right and meander to the left and out onto the center of the Park, we will the go Left and head up to the top of Sutro Viewing Platform his old home location. (Group Photo), then down the opposite side and take the sand path down to the left, cross the street to Land End Look-out, (Restrooms), Right on up Lands End overlook, down towards Sutro Baths, head to point Lobos, out and back through the tunnel, then Left to take Sutro Baths Upper trail, Left on the Coastal trail for almost, then Left out and back to Mile Rock Lockout and Lands End and Mile Rock Beach (Break at beach), then Left back on the Coastal trail, to Eagles point Look Out, cross over the road and take trail parallel to the 18th Green, down and up Lincoln street stairs (Photo), then Left on the trail parallel to the 18th Green, then right up the Hill to visit Legion of Honor, return out and Left on El Camino Del Mar and the end of the Road, go on El Camino Del Mar Trail (Stay Left), at the USS San Francisco Memorial, Right down the stairs Left on to the Coastal Trail, then return to the starting point.
Total Distance: 7.2 miles loop
Hiking Time: 2 1/2 - 3 hours
Elevation: 187 feet Stairway Sutro Park, and 400 feet up and down to Lands End Beach.
Information: Free Parking along Ocean Beach, Dogs on leash Restrooms bottom Beach Chalet, and Lands End Look-out.
GPS Coordinates for Trailhead:
Latitude: N 37. 769487° Longitude: W -122. 510179°
Meeting Point: Parking along the Great Highway, across the Great Highway from the Beach Chalet Brewery & Restaurant, 1000 Great Highway b/t Upper Great Highway & Lincoln Way. I will be directly across from the Beach Chalet.
Map:https://www.sfmta.com/sites/default/files/pressreleases/2015/Muni%20Map%202015.pdf (SFMTA – includes all City Transit information)
From 101 take exit 1B to merge onto US-101 N/Central Freeway toward Golden Gate Bridge, continue Octavia, then Left Fell street, Left at Stanyan street, Right on Lincoln Way and Right on the Great Highway, on the Right is the Beach Chalet, park across the street near Ocean Beach.
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