Typically, when we are traveling somewhere new, we are on the move (quite literally). At the beginning of the planning process, we usually make a list of all of the unique attractions that are part of the history of an area, and then decide which ones we really want to visit. Since we are fairly active travelers, we generally will find a place where we can go for a nature hike. One of our favorite hikes that we had the opportunity to go on was at the Lands End Park in San Francisco.
The unique aspect of Lands End is the fact that you are weaving and going around these gorgeous rocky cliffs decorated with eucalyptus, cypress, and spectacular nature elements all about. There is a lot of history to this specific area, and some of the actual hiking trails are in the paths of the Cliff House Railway and its old railbeds. Also, the Golden Gate Bridge is visible from the Mile Rock Beach and Mile Rock point. I recommend a stop at the Visitor Center located at the Lands End Lookout so you can get more in depth information regarding the history of the park.
We were amazed at the power of the waves in this area, and you really could see how the currents pull in the bay. There are so many flowers, plants, and trees everywhere which is striking by the shore. As an important safety note, the Golden Gate National Recreation Area does advise that if you are hiking, you should stay on the trails, and keep distance from the cliffs. I would also add you may want to bring a little backpack with water, snacks, extra light jackets, and sunscreen as well.
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