El Camino Del Mar Trail

1.3 Miles
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Trail added on:
September 27, 2018
Updated on:
January 23, 2020

Time to Hike: ~39 minutes


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The El Camino Del Mar Trail at Lands End in San Francisco, California is an easy 1.3 mile one-way trail that runs parallel to the California Coastal Trail and is lightly-trafficked.

This trail technically runs along El Camino Del Mar Rd for about half of its length, but it's a good trail to use to get back to the parking area after hiking the California Coastal Trail at Lands End.

The trailhead can be found in one of a few different places - the trailhead listed here is on the eastern side, but you can also pick up the trail at the Lands End Overlook parking area or the USS Francisco parking area.

To find the unpaved section of the trail, simply follow the road west - all the way to the dead end. You'll pass through a parking lot before finding a yellow gate at the end of the road.

Lookout Points: Along the northwestern side of the trail, you'll get views of the ocean from high up on the cliffs, but the eastern side is mostly just woods.

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