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Best Place to Get Lost San Francisco 2013 - Mile Rock Beach, Near Eagle's Point at Land's End(Trail begins at parking lot above Sutro Baths or near Legion of Honor)

It's easy to escape the urban hullabaloo. But with a little more effort on the Lands End hike – over 100 stairs, to be precise – it's possible to find a place where on a foggy day not even Marin County across the water can be seen from a stretch of sand tucked in between cliffs west of the Golden Gate. Perhaps you'll see a few fishermen above on Eagle's Point, or some hardy tourists perched on a massive rock overlooking a lonely stretch of ocean. This is the beach spot for reflection and contemplation, not bonfires and braggadocio, and the escape is worth the long climb back to reality.

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