Lands End Coastal Trail

Lands End Lookout

San Francisco’s Coastal Trail at Lands End is popular with both tourists and locals for a very good reason — whether you’re out for a run or just strolling, the scenery is beautiful. There’s also plenty of history to be found. The western end of the trail used to be a trolley line connecting the Cliff House with downtown San Francisco. The line was discontinued in 1925 after it was damaged by landslides. One of the original retaining walls remains at the Lands End Lookout area.

Near the western end of the trail (beside the parking lot) you can also find the World War 2 Memorial.

Just to the left of the Fort Miley parking lot is a memorial to the men who died on the battleship USS San Francisco, during the Battle of Guadalcanal. Part of the ship’s bridge is incorporated into the monument, with large holes torn in it from the shrapnel — from Fog City Secrets: Lands End

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