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Lands End in San Francisco, California

The view of the Golden Gate Strait and the Pacific Ocean is just one of the reasons to visit Lands End in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area in San Francisco. Onshore there’s a hidden labyrinth as well as the ruins of the once-majestic Sutro Baths, a massive indoor swimming facility that opened in 1896 and was destroyed by arson in 1966. The ruins of the baths stand as a dilapidated relic of the past.

Lands End is a park in San Francisco within the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. It is a rocky and windswept shoreline at the mouth of the Golden Gate, situated between the Sutro District and Lincoln Park and abutting Fort Miley Military Reservation. A memorial to the USS San Francisco stands in the park. Numerous hiking trails follow the former railbeds of the Ferries and Cliff House Railway along the cliffs and also down to the shore.

The most-traveled trail in Lands End is the Coastal Trail, a section of the California Coastal Trail that follows the railbed of the old Cliff House Railway. This trail is handicap-accessible until the Mile Rock Overlook, and bike accessible until the Eagles Point steps. A spur trail takes users to Mile Rock Point and Mile Rock Beach, which offer views of the Golden Gate.

Additionally, Lands End contains the ruins of the Sutro Baths. Other historic sites include numerous shipwrecks, which are visible at low tides from the Coastal Trail and Mile Rock.

A visitor center, Lands End Lookout, opened on April 28, 2012.