San Francisco, CA: Northern California Chapter, Lands End Hike

Jan 21, 2023 9:30AM—4:30PM


Andytown Coffee Roasters (800 Great Highway)

Event Contact Guy Joaquin | Email


Due to the storm over the weekend, this event has been moved to Saturday, January 21. All other details remain the same. If you plan to join us on this new date, please review the details below and click the Register button to sign up.

Let’s welcome the New Year with a hike to our own local Finisterre, Lands End in San Francisco. This loop route starts at Andytown Coffee Roasters at Ocean Beach on the Great Highway. From there, we’ll head through Golden Gate Park, enjoying a stretch of car-free JFK Promenade before heading to the Presidio and joining the Bay Ridge Trail to see Andy Goldsworthy’s “Spire.” We’ll then hike the last stages of the Crosstown Trail along the rugged coast to the Lands End Lookout and Cliff House before arriving back at Ocean Beach.

Schedule: Meet us at 9:30 AM for check-in and briefing at Andytown Coffee Roasters (800 Great Highway). We plan to have lunch at Inspiration Point in the Presidio and expect to arrive back at Andytown by 4:30 PM. If there are any changes (e.g., due to severe weather), we will email registered participants.

Level of Difficulty: Moderately difficult. About 10.5 miles and 738 feet of total elevation gain. A combination of dirt trails and city streets with a few steep trail stairs on the Lands End Trail. This hike is ideal for those who can hike for 3-4 hours and have some recent experience with inclines/steps.

Advance online registration is required. Click the Register button to sign up by Thursday, January 12. Because space is limited, we ask that you register if/when you are certain you can attend. Thank you!

Cancellation: If you are unable to attend, please email us as soon as possible at so we can offer your space to someone else.

By BART/Bus: From the Montgomery BART/MUNI station, board an outbound “5 Fulton” bus to Ocean Beach at the Market & Montgomery bus stop (frequency: 7 min). Exit at La Playa and Cabrillo (in front of Safeway), then walk 1/2 block to the Great Highway. Ride approx. 40 minutes.

Carpooling: Registered participants will have access to an online “Carpool Bulletin Board” to post a message if they need a ride or can give one.

Parking: Free, unlimited parking is available on the streets surrounding Andytown (Fulton, La Playa, Cabrillo, 48th Avenue) and the parking lots on Ocean Beach and Safeway are also options. Be sure to double check signs for any restrictions.

What to Bring: Dress for the weather (layers work well) and bring a bag lunch (or arrive early and buy at Safeway or Ocean Beach Café — food options at Andytown are limited to baked goods), snacks, water and sun (or rain!) protection. Clipper card or app for if you take BART and/or bus. Cash if you plan to attend the post-walk social (see below).

Post-Hike Social: For those interested, we’ll continue a few blocks from Andytown to Park Chalet for dinner and drinks.

Leaders: Led by chapter members Sue Lopez and Adelina Aramburo.

The Ruff Stuff: For insurance purposes, we are unable to welcome dogs, except service animals, at our events.